a Metabo cordless reciprocating saw
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Metabo 6.02269.85

About $629, 7.9 pounds; Metabo

The only recip saw powered by a 4-Ah battery, the Metabo does cut fast, but it finished second in our battery-life test. This is one of the heavier saws, but not the best balanced; the weight feels concentrated in the front. We like the rear-facing battery gauge and side-mounted blade release. We'd like the adjustable shoe more if you didn't have to fiddle with two hex bolts to adjust its 1-inch range. And we didn't like the rubber forward grip, which fits loosely around the housing and makes it hard to hold the tool firmly.

Fine print: Up to 2,700 spm, 1 13/16-inch stroke, 16¼ inches long, two 4-Ah batteries
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