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Using a Reciprocating Saw

DIY experts discuss the various types of reciprocating saws and the jobs for which they are best suited.

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blade of reciprocating saw moves in and out to cut
Photo 1 of 4The blade of a reciprocating saw moves in and out (reciprocates) to make the cut. The footplate on the tool sits against the material you’re cutting to give the blade cutting force and pivots to adapt to the angle of the material.

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  • Tools from Porter-Cable Corporation