Last updated on September 27th, 2021 at 01:48 pm
There’s a reason why reciprocating saws are usually used in small demolition and construction projects. Because with the right blade installed, it can cut through almost anything.
Wood, iron, plaster, stone, you name it. Equipped with a reciprocating saw, you’ll cut them all.
That is why it is the perfect tool for home remodelers who work with different kinds of materials.
With a reciprocating saw with you on the jobsite, you’re rest assured that you are not going to have any problem cutting through anything.
With that said, here are 6 reciprocating saw uses you should know about.
1. All-in-one cutting tool | the Sawz-All
This kind of summarizes all the reasons why you should own a reciprocating saw. It’s an all in one cutting tool.
I believe that’s why Milwaukee called it the Sawzall, because it sawz-all. It saws everything.
Whether you’re working in your yard and you need to prune some tree branches, or you’re working in a jobsite where you have to cut through some nail-embedded wood, the reciprocating saw is the all in one tool you need.
It’s the Sawz-All. It’s the ultimate cutting tool every workman should have in his toolbox.
2. Cutting through nail-embedded wood
If you’re cutting through a piece of wood and there are nails embedded in it, you need no other saw than a reciprocating saw.
Using a circular saw will definitely damage the bade of the circular saw when it comes in contact with the nail and might even result in an injury to the person making the cut.
So, once you know that there are nails embedded in the wood you’re trying to cut and you don’t intend to remove the nails before making the cut, then a reciprocating saw is definitely the right tool for the job.
3. Easy to maneuver through cuts
The reciprocating saw is very easy to maneuver through cuts. When trying to cut shapes in wood, the best tool for the job is definitely a jig saw.
However, you can also do that with a reciprocating saw due to the tiny blade it uses. Though you shouldn’t expect the same accuracy as the jigsaw. Reciprocating saws are not precision tools, they are demolition tools.
4. Cut in tight spaces
When other saws cannot make the cut because of the location where the cut needs to be made, a reciprocating saw comes to the rescue ones more.
Due to it’s streamline shape, the reciprocating saw can be used to make cuts in tight and uneasy spaces where it would be difficult or impossible to use other saws.
Hence, it’s important for you to have a reciprocating saw around especially in a busy job site where different issues and needs arises.
5. Making plunge cuts
Reciprocating saws have pointed blades and can cut through different types of materials.
That makes it easy to use it for making plunge cuts, especially when you can’t make those cuts with other types of saws.
All you have to do is drill a hole through the material you want to cut with a power drill, from there you can insert the reciprocating saw blade and make the plunge cut.
6. Overhead cutting application
Making overhead cuts can be challenging depending on the type of saw you have in hand. Other saws may perform flawlessly when the cut can be made on the ground.
However, using them when the cut is above your head might either be difficult or even impossible. With a reciprocating saw though, you’ll find no difficulty making any type of overhead cut.