DeWalt - DW008K Cordless Reciprocating Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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DW008K Cordless Reciprocating Saw

DeWalt - DW008K Cordless Reciprocating Saw

This cordless reciprocating saw from DeWalt can run on AC power when the AC/DC converter (sold separately) is used

$300.00 (As of 11/1/2001)

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Editor's Review: Cordless Reciprocating Saws Almost Come of Age

review date: November 1, 2001

The barrel of this cordless reciprocating saw became uncomfortably hot during extended cutting, enough so that our tester had to switch hands often. The wrenchless blade clamp mounted on the saw body was easy to use. This saw has an AC/DC converter (sold separately) that allows you to run it on AC power. It also has onboard blade storage for one spare blade, and a charger with a tune-up mode that, the manufacturer claims, prolongs battery life. It comes with two blades and a plastic case.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 6.75 seconds per inch
Handling Fair
Speed Control/Trigger Action N/A
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment Good
Nose Profile N/A
Quality of Extra Features N/A
Total Run Time 3 min. 48 sec.
Cutting Distance 33-3/4 in. (into a 2x10 header)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Weight N/A
Dimensions 18 in. long
Amps N/A
Strokes Per Minute N/A
Stroke Length N/A
Special Features Can run on AC power
Volts 24
Battery Type NiCd

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