You live long enough, you start building a list of stuff you've done that you never, ever want to do again. Like eat something on a dare that sounded gag-inducing before you even looked at it... because it also sounded fun. Or go on a blind date with someone you met on the Internet whose profile pictures consisted only of her cat, arched eyebrows and Sweet Polly Purebred from the Underdog cartoons. Or maybe (on a more relateable level) like spending an hour struggling with a hacksaw on pipe.
Well I can't help you with your bonehead dare acceptances or harikari methods of courtship, but I can tell you how you can affordably retire that hacksaw. Introducing the Chicago Electric 6 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Rotating Handle. Don't let the low $29.99 price fool you. This saw has a plethora of power to get the job done! It cuts like butter through tree roots, limbs and stumps, plastic and metal pipes, cast iron, deck planks-- nails and all!--and so much more.
A customer in the Southwest recently gave the Chicago Electric reciprocating saw a zumba workout and came away very happy:
"I've been using this saw for a few months now. I've used it for demo (cutting 2x4's with nails) and recently put it to the test by using it to cut an entire 30' tree down with the HF 9" pruning blades, which worked really well. The quick blade change is very nice and saves time. Overall, really good value in my opinion. Handle rotates completely through 180° with five positive stops at 0, 45° and 90° left, and 45° and 90° right for comfortable and controlled cutting from any angle." Gringo - Phoenix, AZ
Another guy who hails from the Beehive State had this to say:
"Used this tool to cut lattice for an inclined ramp at my parents house. It worked better than I could imagine. Made the job go extremely fast. I was worried about how I was going to get the job done quickly and having this tool made all the difference between a day job and a 3-day job. Highly Recommended!!!" Tim - Utah
And for having such a low price, the heavy-duty reciprocating saw's got a ton of great features:
- Powerful 6-amp motor with a variable speed trigger
- Handle rotates 180° with five positive stops
- Shoe plate pivots up to 30° for increased stability
- 1/2" twist-lock blade chuck for fast, easy blade changes
- Rubber grip for comfort and durability
- Variable speed trigger with switch lock-on button
I also definitely recommend you use the savings to stock up on extra special-use blades. Harbor Freight Tools stocks incredibly durable sets that require little investment and big performance: Warrior 5-Piece 6" Wood-Cutting Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blades, ideal for cutting nail-embedded wood; Warrior 5-Piece 6" General Purpose / Demolition Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blades, this blade can be used to cut a wide variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, pipe and drywall; Portland Saw 5-Piece 9" Wood Cutting Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blades, longer blades designed to accommodate a variety of wood-cutting operations; Portland Saw 2-Piece 8" Diamond Grit Reciprocating Saw Blades, for cutting into the hardest materials, including cast iron, clay pipe, brick and marble. Plus, many more in our stores and on our site.