Hitachi CR18DL 18-Volt Li-Ion Reciprocating Saw Kit

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Overall, Hitachi has accomplished a lot with their cordless power tool line, and the CR18DL reciprocating saw is no exception. The tool is an incredibly lightweight 7.5 pounds, making it among the lightest on our list. Like all Hitachi’s power tools, the CR18DL is shaped and balanced for an easy gripping which ensures operator comfort. It features a non-slip coating triple sealed against dust and water, a fan motor to extend the motors life and the foot is adjustable to a 1-1/8 stroke. As with most other Hitachi’s tools, the brushes on this unit are externally accessible for easy changing.

Although this tool comes with lithium-ion batteries, it also accepts either nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal hydride batteries with the included battery charger designed to handle both varieties. Backed by Hitachi’s 10 year power tool warranty, this is a really good tool to have in your kit. The one drawback with this saw is its maximum speed is 2,100 strokes per minute. The CR18DL comes with two lithium-ion batteries, the universal charger, an Allen wrench for the foot and a carrying case. Rating: 4.25/5

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