The 10 Best Compact Reciprocating Saws
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Reciprocating saws are among the most versatile tools. In fact, they are often called "Sawzalls" because of their ability to quickly cut through practically any type of material. If there is one drawback, it might be controlling and maneuvering them in tight spaces. But these compact models take care of that while still providing all the capabilities you need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
January 30, 2019:
You never know what kind of material you will attempt to cut with a reciprocating saw. Because of that, power and stroke speed was of the utmost priority when selecting the best models for our list. We wanted to make sure that these compact units would be just as useful on a job site as their larger brethren.