Ryobi HP RRS18X-0 cordless 18V brushless reciprocating saw review

We test the Ryobi HP RRS18X-0 cordless 18V brushless reciprocating saw to see how suitable it is for your build project

Ryobi ONE+ HP RRS18X-O reciprocating saw
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Homebuilding Verdict

An impressive reciprocating saw that feels solid and sturdy — the only drawback? No hanging loop for keeping it easily to hand


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    Brushless motor

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    Light weight

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    LED light

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    Compatible with range of RYOBI ONE+ products

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    No hanging/belt hook

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RYOBI ONE+ HP RRS18X-O 18V brushless reciprocating saw is a good pick for a demolition saw. There is a blade fitted at the front of the tool that reciprocates forwards and backwards in a sawing action. A number of different blades can be fitted to it for sawing different materials such as timber, panelling, metal, plastic or composite materials. 

These tools are most often used for cutting through stud wall timbers, window and door frames or removing fence panels and posts, where space is limited but you still need the sawing action.

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.