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Review by Bigplanz on March 30th, 2016
Update: After burning it up (I thought) almost five years ago, I hung it on the peg board in the basement and left it there. Last weekend, I was cutting up a 6x6 landscape timber to build a retaining wall, and couldn't find my good reciprocating saw (loaned it to my brother last year). I found this on the wall and said, "why not?" stuck a six inch wood blade on it and gave it a try. I used it for four hours, to cut up everything from a 6x6 landscape timber (to trim it), 2x4s, 1x6s, pretty much anything. It worked fine. Must not have burned it up after all. Amazed it still worked at all. Double amazed it did everything I wanted with no issues.
Review by Bigplanz on May 6th, 2011
Update: finally burned it up today cutting a tire off a 15 inch aluminum rim. :)
Review by Kurn on December 11th, 2010
I've used mine for years and you can't kill it!
Review by rtandems on January 25th, 2010
It's pretty gutless, but works OK for light use.

I wasn't sure if I would use a recip saw much, and saw this is a cheap way to find out.

I don't use it much, but it does work.
Review by Bigplanz on November 11th, 2009
Got it for $25. It is a basic reciprocating saw, and at 4.5 amps not a bruiser you can use all day or use to cut a cast iron bathtub in half with (I did that once with a 12 amp Milwaukee. Took a loooong time. :))

However, it will cut galvanized pipe, wood, plastic, whatever, with no real issues. Use a good blade for best results, of course. Great, cheap saw for the garage when you need to cut something up. I gut an 1 and 1/2 inch galvanized pipe with it with no problems. Also cut up some notches in 2x6's and it worked fine. Highly recommended for the casual user.

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