Dewalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw Review | What You Need To Know

dewalt dwe305 reciprocating saw review

Last updated on May 24th, 2020 at 07:35 pm

If you’re thinking about buying the Dewalt DWE305 reciprocating saw, but you want to learn more about it first before you make the plunge, then this review is for you.

Below, you’ll find the different features packed in the DWE305 and you’ll see if it’s the ideal saw you need for your project.

We’ve also highlighted everything we liked about it and what we believe still needs some improvement in order to make it better.

First of all, here are the features of the saw.

Features of the Dewalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw

Dewalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw Specs

ToolDewalt DWE305
TypeCorded Electric
Amp12 amp
Stroke Speed0 to 2900 SPM
Stroke Length1-1/8 inch

Reciprocating saws are meant to cut through different materials easily.

One of the reciprocating saws that does that exceptionally well is the Dewalt DWE305.

You can use it to cut materials such as nail embedded wood, fibre glass, heavy gauge metal, plastic, rubber, drywall and plaster.

It’s rugged, it’s tough, and it’s powerful. Sincerely speaking, there’re few reciprocating saws out there that can be compared with the Dewalt DWE305.

If you go through the specs you’ll discover that it’s a 12 amp reciprocating saw, which means it’s definitely a jobsite ready reciprocating saw.

dewalt dwe305 reciprocating saw cutting metal screws

Though it can be used for home or DIY use, the Dewalt DWE305 reciprocating saw is definitely built to grace the jobsite.

It’s a 12 amp reciprocating saw, thus it’s definitely one of the most powerful reciprocating saws you can get your hands on.

The Dewalt DWE305 has a maximum stroke speed of 2900 SPM, while it has a stroke length of 1-1/8 which ensures it cuts through materials quicker.

You don’t have to stress yourself with the saw. All you have to do is position the saw on the material being cut, pull the trigger and let the blade do the work.

The bare tool minus the blade is 17.5 inches long, with a rubberized handle and neck region which makes it easy to hold and grip the tool firmly while cutting with it.

Changing the blades on the Dewalt DWE305 is very easy as it features a keyless or too-less lever action blade clamp which can be used to swap out the blades swiftly by simply raising and lowering the lever controlling the clamps holding the blade.

Apart from that, the blade direction can be changed seamlessly because of the 4 position blade clamp which is used to hold the blade in place.

The ability to clamp and hold the blade in these 4 positions increases the versatility of the saw as you can use it to carry out different types of cutting applications such as flush cutting.

As for the speed, it can be varied according to the type of material being cut by simply adjusting it using the variable speed trigger.

What we like about it

cutting wood with dewalt dwe305

If none of the other reciprocating saws can get the job done, then you should probably look no further than the Dewalt DWE305. Dewalt boasts that their tools are tough, and I can say they made good on their word with the DWE305.

The DWE305 is a beast of a tool and it’s definitely a must have for any craftsman, especially home remodelers who cut different type of materials while renovating homes.

With the DWE305 reciprocating saw, you can cut materials ranging from heavy gauge metals to plastics and rubbers. Have a nails embedded in a wood you’re trying to cut? You can use the Dewalt DWE305 to cut it too.

It’s just very tough and rugged, and it’s hard to find a material that will stand it’s ground against this ruthless cutting tool.

Where it can be improved

As regards the working of the tool, there’s nothing bad to write about it. It works as described.

However, we believe tools like this should come with a carrying case, which this one does not come with. It’s just a bare tool.

Assuming it comes with a carrying case, it would have helped a lot for handling the tool and for stowing it away when not in use, which will also prolong the tool life.

Overall though, the DWE305 is as tough and efficient as advertised.

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