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Best Reciprocating Saws for Demolition 2021 – With Ratings and Reviews

Recommended Reciprocating Saws for Demo Work and Drywall 2021

1. DEWALT 20V MAX XR Reciprocating Saw, Compact, Tool Only (DCS367B)

The DCS367B 20V MAX XR Brushless compact Reciprocating saw, (tool only) features a compact and lightweight design to make your demolition or drywall jobs easier. It has a variable speed trigger with 0-2900 SPM. It also offers a 1-1/8″ stroke length, a pivoting shoe to help stabilize as you cut, and a bright LED light which illuminates your working surface. This saw is designed for both wood and metal cutting. Specs: keyless 4-position blade Clamp, variable speed trigger, anti -slip comfort grip, weight at only 5 lbs, length at 14.5 inches. Backed by DEWALT’S 3 year limited warranty. Includes: 1) Dcs367 20V MAX Reciprocating saw. Battery and charger sold separately. ** Remember on this tool that the battery and blades are sold separately**


Awesome tool lots of power! Rips through a 2×4, 4”abs pipe and large branches like a hot knife through butter. I also have the larger non brushless 20v sawzall and the 12v Milwaukee brushless hacksaw and by far I prefer this little guy!

saw for cutting drywall

Weight: 5 lbs
Dimensions: 14.5 x 6 x 7 inches


2. Makita XRJ05Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Recipro Saw

Makita, a pioneer in Brushless motor technology and battery innovation, combines both in the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless reciprocating saw (tool only). It has an electronically-controlled BL Brushless motor that matches torque and RPM to the application, and is powered by the industry fastest charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries (sold separately). with Makita, users can remain in one battery platform, using the same fast-charging 18V batteries on the XRJ05Z As they use across the Makita 18V LXT cordless tool line-up.

In addition the XRJ05Z is equipped with efficiency features for faster cutting. The long 1-1/4” stroke length increases cutting efficiency, and the refined crank mechanism design minimizes blade deflection and reduces vibration. Convenience features include an L.E.D. Light to illuminate the line of cut, a retractable tool hook, and “tool-less” Blade Change for faster blade installation and removal.


Weight: 7.8lbs
Dimensions: 4.61 x 18.94 x 8.62 inches


 3. SKILSAW SPT44A-00 13 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Buzzkill Tech

The SKILSAW 13 AMP Reciprocating Saw joins the SKILSAW lineup to outperform any reciprocating saw tried before. This saw features patented Buzzkill Technology that delivers unmatched vibration suppression, up to 35% better than the competition*. This means comfortable, controlled cuts that won’t wear out the tool or the user. The 13 Amps of SKILSAW power quickly shreds through even the toughest materials.

The variable-speed trigger puts you in control, no matter what you’re cutting. The unique body design assists, in most applications, to direct dust and debris away from the user. Ideal for rough cutting such as demolition and remodeling. Works with wood, heavy duty pipe, structural steel, cast iron, wood embedded with nails, tubing, conduit and trim, drywall, plastics and non-ferrous metals.


Weight: 9lbs
Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.6 x 8 inches


4. BOSCH GSA18V-083B 18 V Compact Reciprocating Saw Bare Tool

The Bosch GSA18V-083B 18-Volt Reciprocating Saw is built for ease of any demolition projects. The Bosch GSA18V-083B 18-Volt Reciprocating Saw easily move through difficult tasks in tight spaces where others can’t fit. It has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, and delivers a fast 3,050 strokes per minute.

At only 15-3/4-Inch long and 4.4 Lbs. (bare tool), this powerful, compact cordless reciprocating saw provides an impressive 0.83-Inch stroke. This allows electricians or plumbers to remove more material per stroke. The tool’s light weight is ideal for continuous cutting in over-the-head applications.  


I have a corded Bosch reciprocating saw and this cordless can hold its own with the cord saw. The compact size gets it into spaces the cord version can’t manage. The light weight means it is much easier to use overhead. It does use battery power at a pretty good clip, but I have a couple of chargers and four 2.0 amp hour batteries to keep up with continuous use.

Weight: 4.4lbs
Dimensions: 15.75 x 3.15 x 8.1 inches


 5. WORX WX550L 20V AXIS 2-in-1 Reciprocating Saw and Jigsaw

If you’re looking for a reciprocating saw that offers unique versatility, this model from WORX may be just the thing! With a 2-in-1 design, you can easily pivot the head into a jigsaw position, allowing you to have the perfect tool for any project you are working on. 

Another unique feature that this model offers is a built-in dust blower to keep your working surface clean. Although you won’t often need this function while using your saw to trim trees, it provides greater versatility when working on indoor projects.


The versatility of this 2-in-1 tool makes it a win in my books! I have used this reciprocating saw for many projects around the house and have been fully-satisfied each time. I highly recommend this saw, especially for people who have limited storage space for power tools.

WORX Reciprocating Saw

Weight: 4.2lbs
Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 6.5 inches


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