I've been a remodeling carpenter for more than 25 years, and there haven't been many weeks during that time when I didn't pull out my recip saw. Recently, I had the opportunity to try out 13 pro-grade models. Some of them have been around for years, but others were so new I had to test prototypes. Some recip saw manufacturers make three, four, or five different models.

As a remodeling carpenter, I mostly cut wood. During demo, I might cut studs, beams, drywall, sheathing, and the occasional pipe. During framing, I'll do the kind of light cutting and notching that plumbers, electricians, and hvac guys have to do.

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