The Tiger Saw that saws all!

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tigersawAs my first post, I only thought it fitting to start with the thing closest to my heart. . . That’s right, my reciprocating saw (aka Sawzall). When I was going on a tool buying frenzy I called up a pro. This pro (and friend) has hammered, cut, routered, chiseled and built just about everything, so I figured he’s the man for advice on a saw.

“You definitely want the Tiger Saw” was his unhesitating advice. Not one to argue with experts, I ordered Porter Cable’s Tiger Saw. Since then, it’s been a torrid love affair. I’m amazed how often I’m drawn to the Tiger’s powers. First task, sawing apart an ancient wood and metal ladder left by the previous owners (among other items).

Number of cuts required: about a dozen.
Time taken for all cuts: about 30 seconds!

This saw eats through wood and metal like Takeru Kobayashi chews through hotdogs at Nathan’s world hotdog eating contests.

Switchable straight stroke for metal cuts and orbital action for wood cuts.
Adjustable handle lets you rotate your trigger hand for optimal ergonomics.
Easy blade change
Adjustable stroke length via a metal collar.

The switch for straight vs orbital cutting action is hard to turn.

The Porter-Cable 9746 Tiger Saw 10.5 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Variable Angle is available for your sawing pleasure at just about $150.

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About Marc Lyman

Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.

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