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CR13VA Reciprocating Saw

Hitachi - CR13VA Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hitachi has a thumbwheel speed selector and a variable-speed trigger

$140.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Reciprocating-Saw Showdown

review date: October 1, 2005

The combination of a thumbwheel speed selector and a variable-speed trigger gives the operator of this saw excellent blade-speed control. Add to that the "swing" blade action, Hitachi's version of orbital action, and this saw is decent when it comes to fast cutting (although it was about 10 percent slower than other saws with orbital action). Unfortunately, we found the saw bulky and awkward to handle.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Cutting Speed 4 out of 5
Handling 2.5 out of 5
Speed Control/Trigger Action 4.5 out of 5
Blade Change/Shoe Adjustment 2.5 out of 5
Nose Profile 2.5 out of 5
Quality of Extra Features 1 out of 5

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Reciprocating-Saw Showdown Online Membership RequiredThe newest corded saws cut more aggressively than their predecessors, and they're easier to adjust and handle

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.hitachi.us/hpt
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Weight 8.8 lb.
Dimensions 18-1/8 in.
Amps 11
Strokes Per Minute 0 to 2,800
Stroke Length 1-1/4 in.
Special Features Blade changing system, reversible blade, mountable up or down, oversized trigger, dust and water resistant