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In this Reciprocating Saw video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to use the reciprocating saw to cut through a wall. Sometimes pipes or other materials are hidden behind drywall. Rather than cutting straight through, creating a plunge cut is a helpful precaution that may help you avoid costly mistakes in your demolition.

Learn how to:

• Use a reciprocating saw in demolition

• Understand the action of a reciprocating saw

• Safely operate the saw

• Create a plunge cut

• Avoid cutting into pipes and wires