1. PORTER CABLE PCC670B 20-volt MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tigersaw
The Tigersaw measures 14.5 in length and weighs 3.8 lbs. It cuts at a variable speed of 0-3,000 spm with 1-in strokes.
Like the BDCR20B, the Tigersaw has a tool-free blade change system and a pivoting shoe for added convenience and stability when cutting through any material. One good thing about it is that it has a contoured handle which is designed to minimize the possibility of fatigue caused by the recip saw’s vibration.
2. Makita XRJ01Z 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Compact Reciprocating Saw
Makita’s compact saw has the same variable speed range as the BDCR20B but has an even shorter stroke length, which is just ½ in. That makes the XRJ01Z even better at making relatively precise cuts on thin surfaces. There is also a tool-free blade change mechanism on this tool.
What we like about this recip saw is the built-in LED that improves visibility. It is a small feature with a huge benefit. Other features include a soft-grip rubber handle for improved control and good absorption of tool vibration. In addition, there is a dual-position power switch for convenience.
3. Milwaukee 2625-20 M18 18-Volt Hackzall Cordless One-Handed Reciprocating Saw
The Hackzall M18 has the same variable speed as the BDCR20B and a slightly shorter stroke length of 0.75 in, which is just the ideal stroke length for a variety of materials with different densities and hardness.
The Hackzall M18’s claim to fame is its dual-gear anti-vibration system that lets you make more precise cuts safely. Finally, this recip from Milwaukee has a Quik-Lok blade clamp in place that allows for tool-free blade changes.
4. Bosch GSA18V-083B 18 V Compact Reciprocating Saw
Bosch’s GSA18V-038B measures 15.75 in and weighs 4.4 lbs, which is just slightly heavier than the BDCR20B. The GSA18V-038B’s size, weight, and design enable you to cut in tight areas and overhead locations easily.
This saw’s variable speed range is 3,050 while the stroke length is 0.83 in. It has a tool-free blade change mechanism and an LED that illuminates the work area, similar to Makita’s XRJ01Z.
5. Hitachi CR18DGLP4 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw
This recip saw’s no-load variable speed range is a lot wider than the BDCR20B’s, going from 0 to 3,300 spm, while the stroke length is 1 in. The CR18DGLP4 has the standard recip features such as a soft-grip handle and a tool-free blade change system.
The unique feature of this product is its fade-free power caused by the powerful Hitachi 18V Lithium-ion slide-type batteries, which are recommended to power this saw with.
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