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Bosch CRS180K

About $300, 7.6 pounds; Bosch Tools

This stellar performer has a unique, two-speed setting. Low is ideal for softer materials, like wood, while higher speeds are best for cutting harder stuff, like steel pipe. This saves you from relying on your trigger finger to find the motor's sweet spot and stay there when you're cutting through the same material all day. The body is well balanced and has the most comfortable forward grip, thanks to the wide lip and narrow neck on its thick rubber boot.

Fine print: Up to 2,700 spm, 1-inch stroke, 17 inches long, one 2.6-Ah battery
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