Hilti introduced their new reciprocating saw.  The new saw is part of their 18V professional line.

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Power Tool News:Hilti Reciprocating Saw

Model Number: WSR 18-A CPC

The News

Hilti’s new reciprocating saw is an exciting new power tool they added to their 18V line up.  As with other reciprocating saws, this can be used for a variety of applications such as cutting EMT conduits, galvanized pipe, sheet metal, OSB, rebar and more.

Now we have not tested the WSR 18-A saw, Hilti claims this will make more cuts than any other reciprocating saw in its class.  Knowing the other Hilti tools we have used and their true professional grade, we have no doubt about this claim.  The WSR uses an 18V Lithium Ion battery to produce the power.  Hilti backs up these batteries with a 2 year battery replacement.  One reason the WSR 18-A can do this is the Eccentric gear and the design of this saw, more efficient.

The saw has a key-less blade clamp which makes it easy to change the blade, we are not sure how it compares to the Bosch, Milwaukee or Makita saw, but we guess pretty similar.  Because Hilti tools are designed to be used everyday, all day comfort is very important.  Hilti uses a 2 step injection to produce a molded grip for better grip and comfort.  The Hilti also has a variable speed trigger to allow the user greater control.

Reciprocating saws are designed for demo work, so making a tough tool is a must.  Hilti uses a drop resistant housing to help protect the internal components and absorb some of the shock.  They also have a CPC battery technology that helps protect the battery, switch and motor since reciprocating saws tent to get very hot.  And yes they are compatible with other 18V cordless Hilti power tools.