Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 47
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sternberg I needed a cheap sawzall
I needed this thing for its reciprocationg motion. I wanted to be able to lap two parts, saddle and body together with sandpaper in between to get a very good fitting glue joint on some little rocking horses I make on occasion.
I have always had very good luck with Ryobi tools, even though they are not as expensive as most others. This one fit the bill very well.
It also serves its intended purpose of cutting through nails, studs, 2 bys etc, very well.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Great little saw
I love this little saw, used it for cutting up pine trees I had paid to have taken down. Most were about 10 to 12 inches diameter. I used hand truck to get end off ground so I could cut them in 2 ft pieces. I bought 6 Diablo 12 inch blades with 5 tpi. It would take about 2 minutes to make each cut. I am guessing on time for ecah cut but I got the job done. I am 72 years old. Thank you Ryobi and Home Depot for a great product Ronald P Covington Ga
April 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Panzerb0y Ryobi ergonomics make the difference
After one month and a fair amount of cutting, I'm still very pleased with this saw. For whatever reason, Ryobi tools always seem to have the best ergonomics, but that is probably just a personal preference and has to do with body type. In any case, I know they fit me well, and I've never been disappointed with a Ryobi.
This saw in particular is pretty standard. The only notable features being a rubberized grip (the grey parts on the housing) and a tool free blade change feature. The grip provides a nice surface and seems to reduce vibration. Easy blade changes is a big deal in my book: not only because you can always have a sharp blade, but I know that if changing the blade is a hassle then I'm more likely to use the wrong blade for the job, just because I don't want to lose time (or because I'm lazy, you be the judge).
The only thing I wonder about is how well the rubberized grip will wear after several years of sliding around on the floor. It will probably eventually wear off, but that should take a while.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kbcoch It survived a MAJOR workout the first day
I bought this in pinch, I am on a strict budget, I did not expect the quality, This is just as powerful as my Milwaukee, But lighter and the blades are much easier to change ,and 1/3 the price.
The first day I used it for cutting up palm trees, and their huge mound of roots about 8 running hours of heavy use ( this is not its intended use) but I cut 4x4 s, branches, roots, and even a chain link fence. I have used it about 6 times so far, and am very happy. I just wish it had a case to store it in.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDReviewer Worked great for my application
I didn't experience any of the quality issues that some reviewers have noted. I bought this in order to demo a fairly large wood structure in my yard. Since I didn't foresee using this tool very frequently, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. This may not be a professional grade saw, but it did the trick for me. I sliced through numerous wood beams, mesh wire, nails, and screws with ease. I found the weight and vibration manageable for my job which took 2-3 hrs of on and off use. The variable speed is controlled by how deep the trigger is depressed which I found to be effective, even though a separate dial would be ideal.
As long as it holds up, the price to functionality ratio on this saw is great for infrequent consumer use.
November 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Myershp Worked great the first few times
I bought this saw for some particular projects. It worked well the first few times I used it. The first time I give it some heavy use while cutting out some shrubs it started making a whining noise and eventually seized up. Upon taking it apart some of the parts inside are plastic and actually fused together.
If you plan to use it more than a few times spend a bit more for a better built product.
October 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CoffeeAndMascara Great product for the price
I bought this originally to help cut down some scraggly dead trees and bushes we did not want in our yard anymore and it far exceeded my expectations! It's very powerful for it's price, blades are easy to interchange, and in fact we even used it to cut down several trees that were a good 8in or so in diameter if not more with no problem.
May 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jeremyreger acted like a Ryobi for a little bit
it was a great tool for the 1.5 hours it worked, seems like the blade gears striped. taking back right now
August 15, 2015