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Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

The newest corded saws cut more aggressively than their predecessors, and they're easier to adjust and handle

Reciprocating saws (the Sawzall is a popular model) are well known for their ability to cut through just about anything and still beg for more work. Whether you need a reciprocating saw with lots of power or a model that's light enough to lug onto a roof, contributing editors Rick Arnold and Mike Guertin help you pick the best saw for any job. The new-generation ''cip saws feature some innovative improvements. Our experts rate each saw's cutting performance, handling, speed control, trigger action, blade changing, shoe adjustments, blade sightlines, and maneuverability. There's also a sidebar on cordless reciprocating saws.

Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

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