If there is a silver lining to the current dismal economy, it’s the fact that there are a lot of good products on the market, each one competing keenly for your dollar. And just as is the case with so many products, reciprocating saws are no different. Not only has competition caused makers to manufacture some great products, but with a little diligence, you can buy one at a great price, making your budget all the better for it. The goal of this article is to show you what you need to know to get a great reciprocating saw on a tight budget.
What Features Should You Look For?
One of the most important keys to getting a good price on a reciprocating saw is to know what you are looking for when you start. There are many different types of saws on the market, but if you currently own a reciprocating saw or you would like to, you are probably well aware of how useful they are and what they can do.
With a reciprocating saw, you can cut pipe, fine-finish, demo, cut conduits, cut drywall, prune, cut nails, make patterns, and much more. This is all primarily due to the design of the tool’s body as well as the wide variety of blades that can be used with this type of saw.
Getting to Dollars and Cents
By now you should know what you are after in a reciprocating saw. You probably also understand that there are different types of reciprocating saws on the market. They come in different sizes, different power levels, and more. When you choose a saw, you need to pick one that fits your needs as well as your budget, and despite what you think, if you shop carefully, you can satisfy both.
Corded or Cordless? As many advances as have been made to cordless tools in the past few years, the fact still remains that cordless has fewer power strokes than those with cords. Especially if you plan on working with more complex jobs, buy a reciprocating saw with a cord.
Reviews? Have you ever tried to decide on a product to buy, only to wonder what success someone else had with a particular model or brand? Reviews that are published online or in other advertising can be worth their weight in gold. Check out carefully what others have to say about products before you buy. Try to find comments that reflect your use. And when there are too many negative comments about a product, you might want to consider something different.
Size? Reciprocating saws come in a wide variety of sizes. Obviously, you should pick the size of saw that best fits the job you want to do. If you plan on using your reciprocating saw on small, household projects, a smaller one should do the trick. On the other hand, if you are a contractor who plans on doing work with it on big projects, buy an industrial-sized saw. You will be the better for it.