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Reciprocating Saw 101: When to Use Specialty Saws

Pro tips on choosing the right reciprocating saw

In this Reciprocating Saw 101 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