Rated 3 out of 5Â by Hopester Hitachi recip' saw
It's OK, not as good as the same priced Makita and not the same quality as Hitachi's disc cutters. Box fell apart on the first day and also the head depth can't be adjusted to enable you to use the full length of each blade, Allen key to adjust head angle didn't tighten enough to lock head either. Not worth the money.
Worth waiting the 24 hours to have the Makita delivered to the store.
9 Mar 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Thatsgood Better than expected.
Recently I have been giving this saw some hard work. Its has lived up to my expectations and handled really well. Its at a great price and worth every penny.
8 Dec 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pedlarspine an excellent gadget
just the job for the wood cutting, light and easy to handle
15 Dec 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Shackman Controlled power cutting
My old saw broke mid-job, so I needed a replacement. I took the opportunity to get a better one.
The ratings, well I have only been using it for a week, so whilst I don't know about the reliability I can say that it does the job with a minimum of fuss. The tool-free blade change is a great, I have never had one slip out at all. More impotantly I've been more inclined to use "the right blade" for the job rather than general purpose blades and this has made huge difference. Do get good blades though, when swapping between them I can really see that they're not all made equal! Features, well a tool free depth adjuster would be handy, as would some speed locking facility, although in use I have not had any problems, I just fixed an allen key to the lead so it's there when I need it.
I have really found this a good powerful and easy to use, and would recommend it, especially at this price range.
27 Oct 2014