You may have had other reciprocating saws in the past that required you to be tethered to an outlet. It doesn’t matter how long the cord is, it can be cumbersome, especially if you have a project that you’re working on that isn’t near an outlet. With the Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tiger Saw, you can go wherever your work takes you.
As you read our review, you’ll learn more about the features of the Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tiger Saw, and we’re going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the saw had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this reciprocating saw would be something you’ll want to consider purchasing for your own tool kit.
The Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tiger Saw is the latest tool to be introduced in the Porter Cable 20V MAX Linked System. This unit uses a 20V lithium ion battery that is capable of holding a charge up to 18 months (!), enabling the tool to always be at the ready whenever you need it.
This tool doesn’t require any special tools when you have to change a blade or adjust the shoe. The tool-free blade-release feature is going to let you change the blade quickly and easily so that you can get back to the job at hand every time.
To do this, all you need to do is twist and insert the new blade into the pivoting shoe, which is made to hold the blade securely in place while ensuring the blade is always in contact with whatever you’re cutting.
This saw is made from a lightweight metal and features a contoured handle that is comfortable to hold, which is going to let you work for longer periods of time. The high performing motor has a maximum of 3,000 strokes per minute, even when you’re cutting through dense materials.
The variable speed trigger allows you to easily adjust the speed of the blade, so you can carefully cut delicate materials without causing damage to said material.
When looking at what people had to say about the Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tiger Saw, we were impressed to see that the majority of customers had great things to say. These customers report that even though this saw is a cordless model, there is no shortage of power. They go on to say that they can cut through pallets, shrubs, and 2x4s very easily.
They also appreciate that for these tasks, the battery holds charge for a long time, which meant they could take care of the task, and then some, without needing to change the battery mid-project.
Customers also appreciate that this unit is very lightweight. Because the tool is lightweight but still powerful, they were able to use the tool for long periods of time without feeling fatigued.
One customer said that the tool was so powerful but lightweight that his pregnant wife was able to cut down a large shrub without hurting herself in the process. Now how’s that for an encouraging review about how easy it is to use this tool?
Although there were plenty of positive reviews for this saw, there were some people who were disappointed with this unit. The most common complaint was that this purchase is just for the tool. There is no battery. There is no charger. There is no case.
This is something that they weren’t anticipating when they purchased the saw, which meant they couldn’t use the tool right away until they got a battery.
Customers also report that they appreciated that the tool can cut through wood well, except when they tried cutting through other materials, the saw would hesitate or not work at all. Some said that even when they tried cutting through a 2x4, the stroke arm “came loose” and the tool fell apart.
Another person reported that the tool made a loud clanking noise and the vibrations were too strong to deal with because it was severely unbalanced.
You shouldn’t have to choose between a powerful reciprocating saw or having the freedom to move wherever you need to without being tethered to an outlet. The Porter Cable 20V MAX Lithium Bare Reciprocating Tiger Saw is your solution to this dilemma because it uses a long-lasting 20V lithium battery. The battery is capable of holding charge for a good amount of time so you can tackle any job at hand.
The tool also features a lightweight, ergonomic design that allows you to work for a prolonged period of time without discomfort or fatigue. You can use the variable speed trigger to control the speed at which the blade will move. When at full speed, the motor can produce up to 3,000 strokes per minute, thus decreasing the amount of time it takes to complete a project.
We do recommend this saw because it is a powerful tool, but we want to remind you that this is just the saw and blade. You will need to purchase a battery and battery charger separately - see below before you can use the tool.
This is something that you will want to take into consideration because even though the tool is affordable, the cost of the battery and charger should be taken into consideration, too. Of course, if you already have batteries on hand, then this is definitely a must-get tool.
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