CR10DL Mini Reciprocating Saw - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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CR10DL Mini Reciprocating Saw

Hitachi - CR10DL Mini Reciprocating Saw

The Hitachi CR10DL mini reciprocating saw is a compact yet powerful saw that makes handsaw work easy, quick and accurate

$180.00 (As of 5/1/2009)

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Editor's Review: Mini Reciprocating Saws: Hitachi CR10DL

review date: May 1, 2009

This 2 1/2-lb. saw works in all the same applications as the Milwaukee M12 Hackzall, but with slightly more strain and vibration. Although the CR10DL’s boomerang shape is comfortable for two-handed use, I found it a bit too long to use one-handed. The sightlines from the top and sides of the tool are good, but it has blind spots when making overhead cuts. The blade collar is too small to accept 10-in. blades, but I wish every tool could have Hitachi’s simple lever-action blade-change mechanism.

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Cutting Speed 2,700 SPM
Handling awkward for one-handed use
Speed Control/Trigger Action N/A
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment easy blade changes
Nose Profile N/A
Quality of Extra Features N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Weight 2.6 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Amps N/A
Strokes Per Minute 0-2,700 SPM
Stroke Length 1/2 in.
Special Features variable speed trigger, LED light

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