Dewalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw Review | What You Need To Know

dewalt dwe305 reciprocating saw review

Reciprocating saws are meant to cut through different materials easily. One of the reciprocating saw that does that exceptionally well is the Dewalt DWE305 12 amp reciprocating saw.

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

Dewalt DWE305 Reciprocating Saw Specs

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

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.

Though it can be used by home owners for home or DIY use, the Dewalt DWE305 reciprocating saw is definitely built to grace the jobsite. It’s a 12 amp reciprocating saw, hence 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 is very good as ensures efficiency while cutting with it.

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 I like about it

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

The only downside to this tool which is not actually a downside to the tool itself is that it doesn’t come with a carrying case. Just the bare tool.

Assuming it comes with a carrying case, it would have helped a lot to carry the tool or help stow it away when not in use.

Overall though, the DWE305 is as tough as advertised.

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