1. Cutting Through Nails or Pins
If your project involves stubborn pins or nails embedded in wood or other material, you can use a reciprocating saw to cut through the material—nails and all.
2. Pruning Trees
A lightweight, portable reciprocating saw is great for removing tree branches or handling routine seasonal pruning tasks and is far quieter than a chainsaw.
3. Fitting Window or Door Framework
No need to drag out a jamb saw or angle grinder, a reciprocating saw can easily cut through plywood sheathing and trim down tight casings and framework to fit doors and windows.
4. Working in Tight Spaces
Compact reciprocating saws can go where other saws can’t to make cuts at awkward angles or in cramped or hard-to-reach places. They’re also ideal for making overhead cuts.
5. Performing Plumbing Repairs
Reciprocating saws are perfect for plumbing repairs, thanks to their capacity to work in tight places and their ability to cut through plastic, metal, and PVC pipes and fittings.