Model # RJ186V

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Ryobi 12 Amp Reciprocating Saw


12 Amp Reciprocating Saw

  • Powerful, heavy duty motor for extended use
  • Tool-less blade changes
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$64.00 /each

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Product Overview

Ryobi Hero
Feature 1

Includes reciprocating saw, woodcutting blade and operator’s manual

Feature 2

ANTI-VIBE handle greatly reduces vibration and user fatigue

Feature 3

Adjustable, pivoting shoe prolongs blade life and features tool-free blade change

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12 amps

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stroke length


1.125 in.

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cord length


6 ft.

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3 year

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Ryobi presents the 12 Amp Reciprocating Saw, featuring a powerful, heavy-duty motor with die-cast aluminum housing for added durability. The 12 Amp motor offers 85% more power than the previous RJ165VK model, and the variable-speed design lets you easily match the speed to each application. A tool-less blade change function ensure quick and easy changes, while the adjustable pivoting shoe prolongs your blade life for reliable, long-term use.

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  • Over 85% more powerful than previous model
  • Variable-speed, 2-finger trigger allows user to easily adjust speed to the application
  • Heavy-duty 12 Amp motor with die-cast aluminum housing for added durability
  • Adjustable and pivoting shoe prolongs blade life and features tool-less blade change
  • Over-mold with micro-texture provides the highest level of comfort
  • Anti-vibe technology greatly reduces vibration and user fatigue
  • Includes: reciprocating saw, (1) woodcutting blade, operator's manual
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Brand Ryobi Makita DEWALT Milwaukee
Ratings (109) (60) (85) (191)
Cordless/ Corded Corded Corded Corded Corded
Power Tool Features No Additional Features Case Included,No Tool Blade Change No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Case Included
Reconditioned No No No No
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Customer Questions & Answers

What cusses the saw to continuously run when plugged in?

Asked by: daddybcat
Hi Daddybcat, It sounds like it may be a bad switch that will need to be taken to a Service Center for repair. For assistance with Service Center locations please call (800) 525-2579. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Ryobi Tools Team
Date published: 2016-07-13


Does this come with a blade(s)?
Asked by: irishh7
It comes with 2 blades, and additional blades are relatively inexpensive.
Answered by: AtlantaDan
Date published: 2016-01-02

does this come with a case?

Asked by: tommat23
Answered by: wildgander
Date published: 2015-09-20

How many continuous watts does this draw?

I understand "12 amps", but how many watts does this need, continues to operate?
Asked by: soar697877
Why was I told to call someone? Why cannot you simply answer the question???
Answered by: soar697877
Date published: 2016-08-20

Are replacement blades available at Home Depot?

Asked by: bigjoe
Hi bigjoe. Replacement blades can be ordered from our parts distributor @ 877-545-4099. Also, your local Home Depot may be able to place a special order for the parts. Thanks for the question.
Answered by: Ryobi Tools Team
Date published: 2016-08-20

How to put blade guard on

Asked by: Gary
Hi, Gary. There is a set screw that should be on the side of the saw under the rubber bumper grip coating. We can help you find this by phone. Please contact us at 1-800-525-2579 for more information.
Answered by: Ryobi Tools Team
Date published: 2016-12-18

Does this tool work on 110V and 220V? Also can I buy another saw piece that can cut metal?

Asked by: Rick
110 volt was my model
Answered by: selliott101
Date published: 2016-07-21

can it cut a tree?

I need to remove palm trees from my yard, can this saw be used to cut trees?
Asked by: gardener
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2016-10-29
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Customer Reviews

12 Amp Reciprocating Saw is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely handy I love this tool. It may be one of my best purchases ever! I had spent hours and hours chopping and digging out roots, one by one over a period of a month. I bought this saw (and a pruning blade for an additional $5) and cut as many weeds in an hour as I had spent a month on previously. Some of the "weeds" were 2 inches thick and this saw cut them like butter. The only disadvantage is that it is a bit heavy and unwieldy close to the ground. Minor drawbacks considering how quickly and easily it cuts.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst tool ever This tool broke after only using it a few times. The gears stripped and it stopped reciprocating. I took it to the nearest service repair center which took 4 weeks to repair. Used if for a week after getting it back and it broke again, same problem. I called the warranty number who refused to send a new saw or credit Home Depot for an exchange. They said it would have to go back to the service repair center which is 25 miles away. I have a few Ryobi battery tools, but I think I will switch brands.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tough I have use the Sawzall for about a year and only cut steel with it. it's tough never slows down and never even gets hot. my only complaint is that the front fell off but that was easily fixed with an allen wrench because the Allen bolt backed off
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Saw I bought the saw to cut a few pipes and ever since I have been using it to cut just about everything. Good weight to it so it doesn't bounce all over the place!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Salwzall review Four $40-$60 cheaperthan it's more expensive, this saw performed amazingly well. No complaints and will buy Ryobi in the future
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light Duty only Well my boss has a cordless kit and that saw has done some pretty crazy things, so when I bought one for myself I wanted a cordless one for more power in tough situations. The saw was used primarily for cutting into drywall and studs, cutting conduit. After a few months I used it to try and cut through a u lock I lost the key too, well the whole saw implodes after a while, just starts smoking and the reciprocating part got sucked back into the housing and the metal guard fel off. Smells burnt and can't get a blade in it. Great for minor home repair,cutting up Christmas trees, bad for cutting through plumbing and thick metal.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough guy Originally got it to cut tree roots that had grown over ground since I heard you shouldn't use a chain saw in dirt. This tough guy worked perfect and I eventually ended up cutting the whole tree down with it. I also have a Ryobi corded drill for 5 years which has been through some tough jobs. For the price Roybi makes some great power tools!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from don't plan on heavy usage All are my opinion, and are in reference to the Blue saw.....worked fine on simple projects...wood, nails, small pipes. But I discovered that amazingly, there really must be plastic on the inside, and incredibly, the piece that locks the blade in is made of plastic. In my mind, that piece takes the most stress of the entire unit. I used it with the best blades out there to begin to cut up an old oil heat tank. Made it 1/3rd through, and I began to smell burning plastic. After just another few seconds, the blade itself became inoperable as the piece holding it had apparently melted and broke off. Can't get the brand new Diablo blade out, and the saw is useless. Now I have to buy another saw, and unfortunately, it won't be this brand.
Date published: 2016-01-12
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