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DW304PK Reciprocating Saw

DeWalt - DW304PK Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from DeWalt offers the choice of mounting the blade at 90 degrees for flush-cut applications

$100.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

Although they are similar in most ways, the 304PK stands out from DeWalt's other saws we tested--the 307MK and the 309K--because it offers the choice of mounting the blade at 90 degrees for flush-cut applications. It is among the quietest saws we tested, and it is not too heavy or bulky. An external cam lever makes changing blades a snap. The area for gripping the front nosepiece gets too hot to handle after only a minute's worth of heavy use, so gloves are essential if the saw will be used for an extended period of time.

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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 1.5 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 1 out of 5

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Weight 7 lb.
Dimensions 17.5 in.
Amps 10
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,800
Stroke Length 1-1/8 in.
Special Features 4-position blade clamp, lever-action keyless blade clamp

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