With the blade reversed, HIlti's WSR 900-PE and WSR 650-A cut at a flatter angle than other models the author has used.
With the blade reversed, HIlti's WSR 900-PE and WSR 650-A cut at a flatter angle than other models the author has used.

As a full-time remodeler in Northern California, I'm constantly reaching for recip saws. I use them for demo and for opening walls to get at plumbing and electrical wiring. Recently I had the opportunity to try two totally new recip saws from Hilti (800/879-8000, www.us.hilti.com): the corded WSR 900-PE and the cordless WSR 650-A.

Hilti's saws are tall and bulky looking because the motors are mounted vertically, perpendicular to the blade. In rare cases, the body design of these tools might make it harder to cut in tight spaces, but I never experienced that.

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