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How to Use a Reciprocating Saw and Jigsaw

A jigsaw is a type of reciprocating saw; learn the differences and tips for using these tools.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Heavy Duty Reciprocating Saw Used to Demolish
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Heavy-Duty Reciprocating Saw

This saw is used for more arduous tasks like demolition work. It works with an up-and-down (reciprocating) motion. Some saws have a back-and-forth (orbital or pendulum) action that cuts more easily and quickly, minimizes blade wear, and aids sawdust removal from the cutting point. The blade and orbital setting changes vary by saw.



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