Reciprocating Saw 101: When to Use Specialty Saws

From our Tool School series: Pro tips on choosing the right reciprocating saw

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement explains when to use smaller or more specific-use reciprocating saws. These often have unique features that may be helpful with small repairs or home improvements. Features can include smaller proportions; pivoting action for easier hold and access to tough spots; and even clamps to hold material in place and provide less resistance.

Learn how to:
• Utilize the unique features of smaller reciprocating saws
• Use clamp and pivot features
• Get less resistance when cutting
• Cut a section of drywall
• Gain access to tough spots


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