Updated February 02, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Compact Reciprocating Saws

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 2 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. Skip to the best compact reciprocating saw on Amazon.

10. VonHaus 15/182US

9. Porter-Cable PCC670B

8. Makita XRJ01Z

7. DeWalt DWE357

6. Worx WX550L

5. Ridgid R3031 Fuego

4. Makita XRJ07R1B

3. DeWalt 20V Max XR

2. Bosch GSA18V-083B

1. Milwaukee M12 Hackzall

Editor's Notes

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.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 02, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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