reciprocating saw

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Noun1.reciprocating saw - a portable power saw with a reciprocating bladereciprocating saw - a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
power saw, sawing machine, saw - a power tool for cutting wood
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Cutting a hole through the one end of the ice chest was easy with a reciprocating saw.
And he noticed saw marks on the siding that indicate how old it is, because the lumber was cut with a reciprocating saw action, not a circular saw.
Variation in parameters across the surface of an individual hacksaw (MN-12-13) and individual reciprocating saw (MN-12-12) kerf are presented in Figure 5.
Cut along pencil line using handsaw, circular saw, or reciprocating saw to create a spiked "foot." TIP: Cut second 2-by-4 opposite of first.
Unfortunately, today rotary instruments, such as surgical handpieces with a rotating bur or reciprocating saw, are still the mainstay in head and neck extirpative surgery.
"Arthur Rathburn used a chainsaw, band saw and reciprocating saw to dismember bodies without taking sanitary precautions."
A reciprocating saw will cut them from the vertebrae in one intact piece.
First, he took Joseph's body to his home to dismember him with a reciprocating saw. Then he took pregnant Cristie to her house and cut her up in her shower.
The grates can easily be cut to any length or contour using a circular, table or reciprocating saw. "I had never seen anything like it before, but was amazed at how easy it was to cut and install to match the shape of any elevated structure," says Richardson.
For example, someone using a reciprocating saw should know there are different blades for cutting through metal and cutting through wood.