The 5 best reciprocating saws for professionals and DIYers

The Best Reciprocating Saws guide
The best reciprocating saws depend on what you need for your project (Image credit: Amazon)

The best reciprocating saws go beyond the basics of the everyday homeowner's tool kit. 

They're very handy pieces of kit whether you're a professional or a serious DIYer looking to take a more serious role in the demolition stages when renovating a house

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David Hilton
David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer with over 30 years of experience, who is passionate about testing new tools. He has reviewed the Ryobi HP RRS18X-0 Cordless 18V Brushless Reciprocating Saw for Homebuilding & Renovating.

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.