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TheUnicorn

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Can anyone recommend a budget reciprocating saw, 240 volt please. Thankyou
 

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If you want a tough building-site one, then Makita. They put up with all sorts of abuse. If it's only for an occasional one-off, I've no idea.
 

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I can recommend the Macalister one, it's one of their better tools. Mine has put up with some absolute abuse over the last few years.
 

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thankyou all for your responces, I ended up buying an einhell one, 18v to go with a battery I already had, have to say I'm not impressed, shakes so much it seems uncomfortable to use and seems very thirsty in terms of battery use. Its not a tool that I've used before so I'm not sure how the einhell one compares to other machines,
 

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if it vibrates that much ...take it back.....
ok to have a TIZZ........
battery life is all about the qual of the machine and batt........
better stuff like Makita, Milwaukee cost about 4 times the price and hence better at batt life.....well better overall......
I reg use a Milwaukee 3/8 drive socket gun, the batt charge seem to last forever.....
as my batt tools die Hitachi, Makita they will get replaced for the Yanky stuff......
 

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Make sure when you're cutting with it you push it hard against whatever you're cutting and that will stop a lot of vibration
 

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Make sure when you're cutting with it you push it hard against whatever you're cutting and that will stop a lot of vibration
I'll try that, also I was just using the blade that the machine came with so maybe it isn't the best
 

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I'll try that, also I was just using the blade that the machine came with so maybe it isn't the best
Yes it's probably not the best blade, for cutting timber I buy cheap Saxon blades off Amazon, for metal I use carbide blades normally milwaukee torch blades, they're more expensive but last 10x as long as the cheap metal cutting blades.
 

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Screwfix do a pack of demolition blades from dewalt that are pretty good. I've got a titan saw at home that has taken some incredible abuse and refuses to die. At work we've got a big bosch one thats infinitely nicer to use, but you get what you pay for!
 
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