When shopping for the best reciprocating saw, the first thing to consider is whether you will opt for the cord or cordless type. The corded saws are made from light materials and offer consistent power over a specific period without having to replace the battery or recharge it. Some of the benefits it offers include maneuverability and portability. There is no need to attach generators or extension cords to a cordless saw before it becomes operational and can be far away from electrical outlets. A cordless saw can be easily maneuvered. Trying to get into tight corners, pipes placed underneath a surface, or cut tree roots and you don’t need to attach a cord.

The next factor to consider is the cuts per charge. What is the lifespan of the battery? The lifespan of the battery will depend on the kind of item being cut. It also depends on the type of battery as well as the voltage of the unit. Superior saws will produce about 3 amps hours when compared to the 1.5 amp hours for less costly models. 20 amps of power will generate more cutting power.  The last feature to consider is the kind of battery pack used. The Lithium Ion batteries will give you maximum power and also last longer than the others. If you use the saw regularly or on a daily basis, it is important to have a battery backup which will prevent the slow-down of the work and also keeps the battery charged.

Movement of the blade. All saws are designed with blades that move in a different direction to cut the material. Superior models are designed with an orbital blade. This is a blade that can move in multiple directions and provides a thorough and intensive cut and will rip through the material at an increased pace.

When considering the features of the best reciprocating saw, the variable speeds allow you to regulate the speed based on the item being cut. If you would be using the saw for numerous applications the variable speeds can increase the durability of your blades and motor.