You get power—it did well in our oak-cutting test—but its high starting speed makes precise cuts difficult. The tool-free clamp is a big plus when changing attachments, but mind your fingers—the cam lever snaps down hard and fast. Also, mind your ears, as this was the loudest of the bunch. It comes with only one battery, but you can get a 25 percent charge in 3 minutes flat if you press the charger's quick boost button.
About $85; 2.3 pounds; Craftsman Fine print:
10 inches long,
one 1.3-amp-hour lithium-ion battery,