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

Pro tips on matching the cutting action to the material

In this Reciprocating Saw 101 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