Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 629
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Great little saw.
I know we're talking battery powered here and very low price. I bought mine today and used it to finish tearing out a huge, over-built entertainment center today. It was a monster to take apart and built like Fort Knox. This little saw worked like a champ. I have two batteries from a prior kit, a large LI and a standard LI battery. The large lasted about an hour of heavy usage and the small, standard one about a half hour. The large charges in 45 minutes and the small in about a half hour. So, I didn't spend much time twiddling my thumbs. I've been impressed with my prior Ryobi tools and I'm impressed with this one too.
June 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buzz Good saw
A good saw for using on projects but as with any tool has its limits. Not for working over long periods. The price was great and yes I would recommend it for home use.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodworker48066 i still can not believe i bought this
i had wanted a cheap set of cordless power tools to keep on my work truck, i go house to house in some pretty bad areas so i really did not want to spend a lot of money them in case they get stolen. i have never thought much of ryobi but this looked nice and felt nice so i decided to give this a try, i guess a certain hot and unpleasant place we all have heard has finally froze over, i cut up some scrap wood, metal and pvc just to get a feel for this machine and i am very impressed and this never made it to my truck, i am very impressed with the quality,comfort and price of this tool.
April 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grandmama great purchase
we have used it for many projects wish we had purchased it sooner
November 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by warner Burn Burn Burn
I am currently on my third one of these tools. And my third one has again caught fire . I have been using for cutting wood with nails . Ie standard home demolition work . The units always work great until some dust is in the air and then the vent resembles a flux capacitor with all of the arcing. Finally smoke pours from the device and home depot gets another returned ryobi tool . My hammer drill and angle grinder couldn't get through the remodel either . Spend the money on Milwaukee you will not be disappointed . I have begun to phase out my ryobi tools and couldn't be happier
October 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy worst purchase ever
It worked good until it ruined all 3 of my Lith batteries, in about 30 mins. After using the bats and then charging them 2 times, the saw would only run for a few seconds and then stop, even tho the batteries we fully charged. I let them cool down and the next day, same thing. They would only run for a few seconds and then stop. So I tried all the Bats in my drill and impact motors and same thing. no run. Took everything back and got my money back. While I was in the return line I noticed 4 other Ryobi tools behind the counter that had been returned also. Got my money back and purchased another Milwaukee set. My other Milwaukee set lasted for 10 years.... they still run good but they need bearings and batts I thought I could save money by buying a cheaper brand LOL what a joke.
June 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neuf350Z Great tool for a DIY'er
Just bought one of these to tear up some old wood pallets. While I like that it's cordless, along with other Ryobi tools I have, it's really an occasional use reciprocating saw due to the short battery life. I was able to cut the nails down on 1 1/2 pallets before needing to re-charge. Yes, the battery can be charged in 30 minutes but if you're using this saw for a large project and need constant power, I'd go with a corded saw.
I found that the blade kept coming out of the saw and either got stuck in the wood or fell on the ground. I've used other saws in the past and never had that problem.
Maybe this is just me, but I wish the lock-off button was a tiny bit lower. I found it awkward to hold sometimes. I have small hands so that could be why I struggled a little.
All in all, I'd recommend it to a DIY'er who would use it for various projects. It's a good price if you already have the 18-volt-one battery from other Ryobi tools.
July 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TJ Homeowner Tool
OK for occasional use. But don't rely on it.
Fair value for the price.
But if it fails, store staff says to call the manufacturer.
The extra cost for a better tool seems cheap when you're up on a ladder and the cheaper tool breaks - or when you can't simply get a replacement.
I will be on my third one this year, if I don't just switch to another brand.
Suggest this is a handy item for occasional use.
July 4, 2015