Hitachi CR13VBY 12-Amp Reciprocating Saw with User Vibration Protection Technology
This saw was Popular Mechanic’s 2007 Breakthrough Technology award winner. The 12 amp motor is counterbalanced against vibration while the motor provides up to 3,000 strokes per minute, with a 1-1/4 stroke length. This variable speed is controlled by both the trigger and a dial, allowing you to quickly return to the same cut speed. A unique feature about this saw is the swing mode for cutting which produces significantly less rebound effect compared to traditional orbital action. The unique ergonomic shape of the saw, especially the front end, makes it easier to hold. The front end was also made with a triple seal design to keep dust and water out when cutting. Like the other saws on our list, it has a quick change tool-less clamp.