5 Stars By Timothy Neal on 2014-01-21
I needed a saw that would fit between rafters and would cut them. This saw completely fulfills my needs. It has a cut quality (depending on blade) comparable to other recip. saws. It does not have the same power or orbital cut that larger recip saws have. But, for what I need it to do it works great. I have had no problems with it. I primarily use Lenox brand blades for all my reciprocating saws.
This saw does not have the same "feel" as other DeWalt tools I own. It feels cheaper. The motor runs a little rougher and the shoe design looks less robust.
I do not have any plans to use this as a demo tool. I have larger more powerful reciprocating saws for that work.
5 Stars By Bluegw on 2015-10-30
Another Excellent Dewalt Product
I'm a Dewalt fan (over 20 tools). I have a 18v reciprocating saw but needed more power to remove the root system of a hardwood tree I had removed in our backyard. This tool is extremely well balanced and easy to use without tiring your hands or wrists. I paired it with a SKIL 9-inch Ugly blade and it made easy work of the roots. There were several comment/questions about it being 10 or 12 amps - embossed on the saw it says 12 AMPS.
5 Stars By Woodwardia on 2018-01-10
Weight/ Power ration quite respectable, especially at such a reasonable price point
Impressed! Having come from the Milwaukee line (and ridgid, etc.) I was surprised at the weight/ power ratio. I'm full time remodeling and other than question about longevity/ reliability (even the Milwaukee only last 3 or so years) it's so far proving quite respectable! One correction: some pictures and videos show flush cutting when in fact there's an appr. 1/2" offset for a true flush cut, so don't expect that w/o using a longer blade and the associated caveats (blade wandering, potential for binding, etc.) The one feature that would improve this even more is a rafter hook!
1 Stars By sas999 on 2014-04-04
Dissapointed Good Tool Marred by one flaw.
I like the design nice and compact was hoping to get a lot of use but there is a fault with the shaft. Cutting metal pipe it snapped after 1 weeks use just where it inserts .The broken surface looks like cast metal, I have never had this problem with other sawzalls I have used.
1 Stars By Branden Fieger on 2016-04-14
Poor design broke blade lock off second time using it ...
Poor design broke blade lock off second time using it on simple tasks
4 Stars By David M. Kate on 2013-11-18
Good little compact saw for general use
Good little compact saw for demolition. But if you use a recip saw like I use one, with a bit of finesse, you'll find it cuts a bit rough for finer true cuts, say in joist or precise truss cutting, etc. It's purposely designed to cut a bit eccentric to trajectory of blade, good for rough but not for fine work.
5 Stars By P. HILL on 2016-07-12
This 12 amp saw is perfect for getting the job done in quick manner
This 12 amp saw is perfect for getting the job done in quick manner. I do agree with some of the other reviews that state there is a lot of vibration. I only experienced high vibration when I was cutting through a piece that was not firmly attached (which happens often with demo work) but I believe that is related to the amps/power and the general nature of this type of equipment.
5 Stars By MacGruber on 2017-10-22
As advertised and more
It is a 12 amp and has tons of power seems a little too much at times very good saw absolutely love it
5 Stars By J Troyer on 2017-07-05
Great saw for renovators as it fits in between joists/studs
Great saw for renovators as it fits in between joists/studs. This purchase is the second of this saw that I've made. Very strongly recommended!
5 Stars By Christian P. Mercer on 2016-03-04
Only a Lightsabre would be better
awesome not as good as a lightsabre but still very handy.