Reciprocating Saw 101: When to Use the Orbital-Action Setting

From our Tool School series: Pro tips on matching the cutting action to the material

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement explains how to use the saw's orbital-action setting. Use a low setting for cuts when normal reciprocating action is needed. Increase the setting for more elliptical action and thus a more aggressive cut.

Learn how to:
• Choose the appropriate orbital action
• Create more-aggressive cuts
• Finish cuts that a circular saw can't

 
 

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