In this VonHaus Cordless Saw Review, the most obvious point to make about this reciprocating saw is its price - it is definitely at the lower-cost end of the scale, and many people would respond to that with "You get what you pay for." Click to check the price on Amazon.
The VonHaus 10.8V Electric Cordless Compact Garden Outdoor Pruning Saw is for cutting materials such as branches, wood, plasterboard - but will apparently also deal with soft metals. The manufacturer suggests it's a more efficient alternative to a handheld pruning saw, and it comes with spare blades for different materials.
So it's not really intended for heavy work. One question on Amazon asks if the saw could cut a deer carcass in half! The answer: "You could, but it would probably take you all day, then some. Bottom line, I wouldn't use this item for that!".
Read on for the battery usage and charging times - they'd certainly stop you from cutting a deer carcass in half!
Running at 2100rpm, this saw allows you to cut through branches up to 80mm with ease. The saw is also capable of cutting through soft metals up to 7mm.
Powered by a 10.8V Li-ion 1300mAh rechargeable battery and charger, the battery reaches full charge in 3 hours and has a run-time of up to 30 minutes before needing to recharge – which may not seem long on paper but is perhaps long enough for a session in the garden. With the Lithium-Ion battery, there’s no self-discharge, meaning the garden saw retains its charge while stored - so the garden saw will always be ready to use.
Lightweight at only 2.64lbs, and featuring a soft grip handle, the garden saw is ergonomically designed and comfortable to use. Simple one-handed operation means awkward branches are easy to cut back whilst the cordless design offers even more manoeuvrability.
When working with any sort of power tool safety is paramount – the saw features a safety switch to prevent accidental starts.
One reviewer complains that extended use is tiring and painful - but bear in mind you can only use the saw for 30 minutes before the battery needs recharging. The same reviewer also says that the blades are EASILY exchangeable (security is ensured by having to screw them in).
Customers report that they were able to cut through branches around 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, but anything bigger was a challenge - do bear in mind that VonHaus describe it as a good alternative to a handheld pruning saw, so perhaps that is the level of work you should expect it to handle, not much more.