As 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.