The DEWALT XRP 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit delivers variable cutting speed from 0 - 3,000 SPM and has a generous stroke length of 1-1/8 in. to promote fast, efficient work. Its 4-position blade clamp allows for flush cutting without having to bend the blade, and an adjustable shoe pivots with an open top for improved visibility. A powerful 18-volt pack battery is supplied, along with a charger to replenish it in as little as 1 hour. A heavy-duty kit box is also included for conveniently job-site transport and added value.
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86%of customersrecommend this product32 of 37reviews
Rating Breakdown37 reviews
86%of customersrecommend this product32 of 37reviews
I bought this because I needed a sawzall, and deWalt makes quality stuff.
Except for this. This, my friends, is a saw-shaped yellow pile of hate and children's tears.
It *worked* well enough--for all of about five minutes. The first time I used this (to break down some pallets, if you must know), it sawed through all of six 2x3s before the battery died. I was sure I hadn't charged it right (somehow), so I popped it back on the charger and tried again later. Same result. I tried a different battery, used different chargers... to no avail. The thing is just a battery hog. To make things worse, when I used one of the "dead" batteries in my impact driver, the thing went two more days before it needed recharging.
Long story short, if you're buying a cordless reciprocating saw, you're buying it so you don't have to be tethered to an outlet. Unless you've got a dozen batteries on hand, and love charging them, this baby is nothing but a heartless soul-crushing wannabe tool.
Pros: Powerful, Sturdy
Cons: absolutely no battery life worth mentioning, a little heavy, made me cry and buy somebody else's product
3out of5found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit
I don't know how anyone could break this tool. I've been using it for awhile and just this week I used it to cut 1 inch conduit sticking out of the ground and a piece of 1/2 inch rebar(solid steel) and it worked great. People do need to understand that some materials can't be forceed, just let the tool do it's job. You also need to use the proper blade for the material you're cutting.
5out of5found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit
First of all I bought the drill in 18V. that works great has 2 Battery's, It's best to have more than 1 battery and they are interchangable. Down side of tool, it only has 1 battery. Had a Job to cut Pallot racks uprights for disposal. Heavy iron racks the tool worked great did use 3 battery's the racks were 4' X 15' tall had to cut down to 36" long peices to fit in car. cashed in iron got $37.00 tool is great for people who do side jobs & Home owners
I've owned one of these for about two years. It came with two batteries (one was due to a sale) and a charger, which I definitely needed.
I've used this to cut through metal couch frames, to cut up 2 foot diameter tree trunks, to trim trees and bushes, cut cabinets for new sinks, cut several kinds of pipe, you name it. It only gives up when the battery runs out or the blade gets dull.
One thing: My blade lock got clogged with sheet rock dust. It wasn't a problem to fix with a bit of oil, just something that the saw is vulnerable to.
2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit
I got this reciprocating saw for my husband for Christmas, he LOVES it. He has used it many times for quite a few different things. It seems to be good quality and the battery has not went dead yet. I would recommend this saw to anyone!
This is the first reciprocating saw that I've ever owned so sadly, I don't have another to compare it to. However, I really like it. The battery charged quite fast and the blades (NOT included) are very easy to change out. We blew through nails when replacing our front door and even used it to cut through metal brackets to take down an antenna and satellite dishes on the roof from the previous owners. This thing didn't hesitate and blew through them.
I did attempt to use it for a small job that a hacksaw is typically used for and it didn't do so well (which is not surprising). The blade bounces around a lot so be sure you have a solid hold when approaching your jobs. An extra note, I'm a 6' 200 lbs guy with decent strength. So holding the saw with a single hand for a minute to cut through a piece of metal was manageable. Probably not the safest thing but the job required it. Meaning, this is probably light enough for the average guy or a stronger woman to manage well.
Comes with a single battery. Don't know how long the charge will last but the power seems consistent and strong as I've used it. I'd highly recommend it. If you're gonna do a bunch of work I might suggest the corded or have a backup battery. Charging takes about 3 hours or so.
3out of4found this review helpful.
Review 18 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit
I am a general contractor and really needed a good all purpose saw with me to get things done when I didn't have time to get a sub there. This little work horse did the trick with ease and with so much power. On several occasions my framers and trim carpenters have asked to borrow it when they are in a tight spot. I have recently purchased a pruning blade and use it to take care of some tree trimming. Well worth the price...By far my favorite tool in the bag!
2out of3found this review helpful.
Review 19 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit
My partner has the Ryobi and likes this one a lot better, there is no "child proof get in the way of trying to work" safty lock, the trigger is more sensitive to touch and better and the feel of the saw and the rubber grip is more comfortble...over all A++ If your doing a large demo. though or similar job, make sure you have two or three batteries if this will be your primary tool. Otherwise here and there this will last all day with just one!!
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 20 for 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit