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Encyclopedia > Reciprocating saw
Example of a variable-speed, reciprocating saw.
Example of a variable-speed, reciprocating saw.

A reciprocating saw is a type of saw in which the cutting action is achieved through a push and pull reciprocating motion of the blade. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 415 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,008 × 523 pixels, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 415 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,008 × 523 pixels, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


The term reciprocating saw is commonly assigned to a type of saw used in construction and demolition work. This type of saw, also known as a recipro saw, Sabre Saw, or Sawzall (a trademark of the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company) has a large blade resembling that of a jigsaw and a handle oriented to allow the saw to be used comfortably on vertical surfaces. The typical style of this saw has a foot at the base of the blade, also similar to a jigsaw. The user rests this foot against the surface being cut so that the tendency of the blade to push away from or pull towards the cut as the blade travels through its cycle can be countered. For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... The powered Sabre saw is typically a larger more powerful jigsaw and is usually referred to generically as a reciprocating saw. ... The Milwaukee Electric Tool Company is a manufacturer of heavy-duty portable electric power tools and accessories. ... A Bosch power jigsaw A jigsaw is a type of saw used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. ...


Designs range widely in power, speed, and features, from less powerful portable, handheld models that are usually shaped like a cordless drill, to high-power, high-speed, corded models. Modern reciprocating saws almost all have variable speed, either through trigger sensitivity or through a dial. Another feature that has become important to the way these saws are used is the inclusion of an orbital action. The action consists of oscillating the traversed reciprocation in up and down fashion (perpendicular to the motion of cut) causing the tip of the blade to move in an oval pattern, up and down as well as back and forth. This feature is primarily for wood, allowing quick cuts.


The term reciprocating saw (also oscillating saw) is also applied generically to any saw which cuts with a back and forth motion. These include:

Powered Reciprocating tools are also found in surgery and dental surgery, where they are used in operations that require cutting or grinding of bone. A Bosch power jigsaw A jigsaw is a type of saw used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood or similar material. ... A scroll saw is a small electric or pedal operated saw useful for cutting intricate curves where a jigsaw or coping saw is not appropriate. ... The powered Sabre saw is typically a larger more powerful jigsaw and is usually referred to generically as a reciprocating saw. ... Rotary reciprocating saws are a class of saw that oscillates a cutting implement around a rotary axis, instead of the traditional linear, plunging fashion. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ... A dental officer and his assistant remove the wisdom tooth of a crew member of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS (CVN-69) Dental surgery is any of a number of medical procedures which involve artificially modifying the dentition. ...


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Saw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1371 words)
A saw is a tool for cutting wood or other material, consisting of a serrated blade (a blade with the cutting edge dentated or toothed) and worked either by hand or by steam, water, electric or other power.
A Hand saw uses either simply a blade thick enough to be stiff, or cuts on the pull stoke which reduces the stiffness requirement.
Coping saw, thin blade tensioned by a metal frame, sometimes called a jigsaw; that term has now become more common to describe a motorized hand held saw with a reciprocating blade.
U.S. Patent: 5782000 - Reciprocating saw with spindle extension device - July 21, 1998 (2229 words)
A reciprocating saw having a main body and a spindle mounted in the main body and movable between a retracted position and an extended position.
Reciprocating saws are used to cut a variety of objects, such as metal pipes, wood and drywall.
Such saws typically include a housing, a spindle mounted in the housing for reciprocating motion, and an electric motor which provides power to the spindle through a mechanical reciprocating device that converts the rotary motion of a motor shaft to linear reciprocating motion.
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