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28640 Reciprocating Saw

Craftsman - 28640 Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Craftsman can articulate, making possible cuts in confined, hard-to-reach places that are roadblocks for other saws

$210.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

Nearly identical to the Porter-Cable 9750 TigerClaw, this saw stands out from the rest of the saws tested because it can articulate, making possible cuts in confined, hard-to-reach places that are roadblocks for other saws. This saw receives no high marks for cutting speed or handling, but the barrel-shaped end can spin 360 degrees--positioning the blade at any angle to the body of the saw--and the elbow in the middle of the body hinges 90 degrees in either direction. In addition, the rear handles rotates 360 degrees. As a bonus, the small nose makes it easy to get a firm grasp on the business end of the saw.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 2 out of 5
Handling 3 out of 5
Speed Control/Trigger Action 3.5 out of 5
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment 3 out of 5
Nose Profile 4 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 5 out of 5

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Weight 14 lb.
Dimensions 8-1/2 in. at 90 degrees
Amps 11.5
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,900
Stroke Length 1-1/4 in.
Special Features Front gear housing scrolls 360 degrees, rear gear housing adjusts up to 180 degrees, back handle rotates up to 270 degrees