Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 252
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Crazee2inGP Wall Destruction
If your revovating and need to take down a wall with little effort, this is the tool for you. In comparsion to others in its class it is relatively inexpensive and works like a charm.
We decided to turn 2 rooms into one for a larger masterbedroom. After searching the hardware stores, we found this at Home Depot it was a less expensive then other name brand saws. So we bought it. When put to use it cut through the wall like butter, at one point it even went through a metal coat hanger on the other side we forgot to take down!! Didn't even notice. Oh...take note, try to locate ALL the wires in the wall, it cuts through those quite smoothly too!! All in all a great product, please see the picture attached for our work in progress.
March 3, 2007
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToolJunkie99 One of my favorite
I have used this saw to do reno work (I'ma weekend warrior), cut down small trees (no chain saw), cut drywall/concrete board, even cut up an old van body. While it doesn't have the same power as a corded saw it gets the job done without the hassle of having to be careful of the power cord.
My only serious complaint with this saw is the trigger release. My hands are not that large and I have to use my index finger to release the trigger, then use the middle finger to operate the trigger.
September 8, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NightWolf First Reciprocating Saw
This is the first reciprocating saw I have owned and have used it many times to cut various materials. With the right blade it will easily and quickly saw through nails, screws or wet wood. The blade change is quick & easy. Picked this up before I needed it and have found myself reaching for it more than I thought I would.
October 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by camby 18 v reciprocating saw
This is an asset to my job box. this tool has plenty of power, long life and yes blade changes are easy.I've been a carpenter for going on 20 yrs and I can't remember what I did before now. I accually use this tool everyday in my renovation bussiness. My only complaint would be the trigger release is in an awkward position for your index finger,not everyone uses thier thumb. Otherwise keep up the good work Ryobi.
November 17, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Allthumbs52 Good saw for the price
Again, i bought this saw as an add on to my two tool combo kit. It has decent battery life. I used this saw to cut apart my old(40 years+) steel shed and with the supplied blades cut through all sizes of metal from the thin skin to the thick double ridge beams. Had to use some muscles but it cut everything i tried it on.
Also used it to cut small trees that needed to go around the shed.
October 23, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RST70 need 15 batteries for a day's work...
I purchased this in a special package with one battery and charger for $79.99 - thought it was a great deal... followed the instructions on how to charge the battery, managed to cut through one (1) 2x4 wall stud, then the battery died. Returned it to the store same-day - at least there was no hassle with the return. I am going to buy a DeWalt or Milwaulkee, as the battery life is much better.
October 13, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bonner Good cordless saw
This a cordless reciprocating saw is surprisingly powerful and has good battery life. When combined with a good quality blade (I've been using Milwaukee Sawzall blades), it will cut really well.
My only complaint is that the trigger lock-out can be awkward to engage, depending on the position of the saw.
April 8, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by proplumb ryobi recip saw
feels light and has great battery duration. majour issue with changing blades with toolless feature. blades jamm inside of tool, and lever for blade release slips past the realease tab.
January 13, 2007