Skil 20V Compact Reciprocating Saw RS582901

Skil 20V Compact Reciprocating Saw RS582901 Review

The Skil 20V Compact Reciprocating Saw RS582901 is a popular reciprocating saw with many features. It is one of the most popular reciprocating saws among hobbyists and professionals alike.

It is a good choice if you are looking for a small reciprocating saw that will do the job without breaking your budget. If you want something reliable and affordable then this is the best option available.


Compact size makes it easy to store away or take along when traveling. (It’s not too big though)

Replaces standard reciprocating saws which have been discontinued due to low sales.

Can be used with other tools such as pliers, screwdrivers etc.

Corded model allows for use with power cords and batteries. (No need to carry extra ones.)

Uses a high efficiency motor for longer life and less maintenance.

Ergonomic handle design with integrated switch to prevent accidental starting.

No load speed of 0-3000 strokes per minute. (Very fast)

Has a built in LED light for working in darker areas.

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Kit includes blade, side and cutting hook, nose piece and blade wrench.

Backed by a 3 year warranty at time of publishi

Who Is This Reciprocating Saw For?

The Skil 20V is a reliable reciprocating saw that is good for a lot of different jobs. It’s blade is short at only 5-1/2 inches but this shouldn’t be a problem for many people. It great for cutting drywall, plywood, plastic and other light materials. You can also use it to cut tree limbs and other things around the house. If you need to make precision cuts then this isn’t the tool for that though.

For most people it’s a good choice for the average home owner or beginning hobbyist. It’s not designed for heavy duty jobs like cutting masonry and it has a short life span under those conditions though.

For most people, this tool will last for years of light to medium duty use.

The Skil 20V is also a fairly popular saw and there are a lot of replacement parts and accessories available for it. This is a big plus if you need extra blades or other parts.

This saw uses a universal fitting that will fit other manufacturer’s blades making replacement blades less expensive in the long run.

Is It Easy To Use?

Because this tool has a high power to weight ratio it can be a little harder to control. The integrated switch and other safety features also make it a little harder for someone unfamiliar with this saw to use it right away.

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