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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$6400 /each

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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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Ratings (113) (141) (103) (81)
Battery Power Type Lithium Ion
Reconditioned No No No No
Batteries Included No
Power Tool Features Adjustable Shoe,No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed No Additional Features No Tool Blade Change,Variable Speed Case Included,No Tool Blade Change
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Corded Corded Corded
Number of Batteries Included 0
Voltage (volts) 18
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Customer Questions & Answers

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
Yes, I have cut shrubs and limbs with the proper blade.
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-05-15

Can this cut drywall?

Asked by: connie
Yes, with an allpurpose blade
Answered by: SteveVA
Date published: 2017-05-15

Can I buy replacement parts for this saw?

I lost blade pin
Asked by: Sam
I need a new power cord p/n 730372041 do you have one on hand ? or order one for me... cost ?
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2016-10-29

does this come with a case?

Asked by: tommat23
Mine did not.
Answered by: RetiredInArizona
Date published: 2016-02-10
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Customer Reviews

12 Amp Reciprocating Saw is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 139.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used this inexpensive saw several times both indoors and outdoors many times and really li... I have used this inexpensive saw several times both indoors and outdoors many times and really like it. It works well and has 3,000 strokes per minute which is at the top of its class. Blades are easy to insert and remove. The only thing I dont like about the saw is the forward hand grip. It is tick and a bit awkward to put my hand around.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool great value My old reciprocating saw died and i was in need of a new one. I wanted something reliable so I went with a corded saw and it has been powering through everything I put it up against from metal to wood. Also it's ability to absorb vibration when cutting is really nice and makes it so your hands and arms don't wear out as fast
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The saw worked exactly as it should. If this... The saw worked exactly as it should. If this was something that was used all of the time, I would most likely have purchased a more expensive saw, but this one met my needs.
Date published: 2017-04-25
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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for light-duty use First, I admit I was likely using this saw beyond its designed capabilities. My use was to cut tree roots away from a tree trunk in order to get the stump out. I used a 12" blade that cut well. I couldn't use a chainsaw for several reasons, the least being chainsaw chains and dirt don't go together well. Initially, the saw seemed very powerful and cut as good as the blade allowed. After approximately an hour (off and on) of use, the drive shaft broke just below the blade holder. I did not try for warranty replacement as I knew I was "abusing" the saw. I ordered a replacement and the installation was a snap. After another 30 minutes of use, the drive shaft broke again in the same location even though I was babying the cutting operation. The drive shaft tapers abruptly at the blade holder and presents an inherently weak spot. So, if you use this saw, use on light duty work and limit the saw blade length to avoid torquing the drive shaft.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time I bought this saw on a day in a pinch when my 15 year old Ryobi sawzall bit the dust in the middle of a job. The saw itself has lots of power but the blade retaining mechanism and reciprocating mechanism did not make it a day. I took it back and gave it another try---the second saw did not last 10 minutes. Went with another brand that the blade mechanism has a twist chuck. Definitely would not recommend as it wasted me a lot of time in work stoppage.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shaft breaks I bought 2 of these saws. I had 1 in my shop and used it 10-12 times, lasted almost 2 months before the shaft broke. I had the second one in my truck and used it to remove sections of aluminum storefront (1/8" aluminum) this one was used 4 times before the shaft broke as well. It seems to have a flaw where the blade attaches to the shaft.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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