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Cordless Reciprocating Saw

Cordless Reciprocating Saw

  • Versatility
  • Mobility
  • Convenience
  • Weight
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A cordless reciprocating saw is similar to normal/corded reciprocating saws, but with the capability to store a charge. The cordless reciprocating saw has several advantages over the corded saw since it is portable and can be used in remote areas where there is no power.

As you can imagine, the cordless reciprocating saw (compared to the corded reciprocating saw) is bulkier due to its battery compartment. Cordless power tools have dramatically evolved over the past 10 years from the extremely expensive and ineffective tools, to tools with more charge, lighter in weight, lower cost and more functionality.

For example, the cordless reciprocating saw just like its counterpart the corded saw comes with a single speed or variable speeds which can be changed at the touch of a button.

The Cordless Reciprocating saw is used for the following activities:

  • Cutting pipes such as PVC or steel pipes
  • Demolition and remodeling of walls in houses
  • Cutting of rubber and plastics
  • Metal cutting
  • Pruning

One of the main advantages of the cordless reciprocating saw is out door use, where more often than not, a power source is unavailable or out of reach.

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Advantages of the cordless reciprocating saw

  • Mobility
  • Easy to Maneuver (in awkward places)
  • Convenience
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Power in a cordless reciprocating saw is provided through the battery. Each battery has a given maximum voltage according to the manufacturer’s specification.

The power of the cordless reciprocating saw is determined by the battery voltage. The higher the battery voltage the higher the power and as a consequence, the faster the maximum speed attained and the higher the strength of the thrust.

12V batteries are typically sufficient enough to provide enough power. The battery is replaceable with another of a similar kind. 18V batteries for reciprocating saws are also available for cordless saws that require more power like the 18V Bosch Cordless Reciprocating Saw.

If more power is needed it is advisable to use a corded reciprocating saw for consistency of power though there are batteries available with high power.

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Rechargeable Batteries for the Cordless Reciprocating Saw

If you have a power tool similar to the cordless reciprocating saw, chances are that your product has a lithium-ion battery powering it.

Each reciprocating saw depending on its manufacturer’s choice could be using a certain type of battery from only one manufacturer. The saw may also require a minimum voltage from the battery in order to operate and maintain a certain maximum voltage which should not exceed the manufacture’s specification.

Note: li-ion batteries –They can be plugged in at all times but they have a demerit in that you won’t know when they are drying up, a process referred to by manufacturers as ‘fade-free charge’, since you will not notice the battery wearing out.

Reciprocating Saw Blades

Cordless Reciprocating Saw Blades

Cordless Reciprocating saw blades come in a wide range of styles, having different teeth and different blades having its own specific task. The blades are similar, in usage, to the corded reciprocating saw. Longer blades are used in cutting entire walls while shorter blades may be used for smaller jobs involving cutting sheathing materials, studs etc.

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Safety Using Cordless Reciprocating Saws

  • Use eye and hand protection i.e. goggles, work gloves and hearing protection when in operation.
  • You don’t have a cutting tool shield set up on a reciprocating saw, therefore, you need to be cautious from the materials close to the cutting vicinity.
  • The cutting blades should be changed regularly to make sure they do not get dull, as dull cutting blades are very challenging and also hazardous to use.
  • Permit the saw blade to achieve maximum speed when using a variable speed reciprocating saw. This makes certain the blade is not damaged after prolonged usage.