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The Best Reciprocal Air Saws

Updated June 28, 2017 432 votes 219 voters 6.9k views41 items

List RulesAny saw that operates off of compressed air

List of the best air saws (best reciprocal air saws) currently available on the market, as ranked by consumers. Busy carpenters and do-it-yourselfers depend on good air saws to help them easily saw through different types of materials for home improvement projects. Air Saws can be used for heavy-duty cutting, for gardening and for various home repairs. The kind of saw you need depends on the project and the material you need to cut. A reciprocal air saw, also called a pneumatic reciprocating saw, is a power tool that uses an air compressor to generate the pneumatic motion that moves the cutting blade back and forth. Some reciprocal air saws even have a vibration-reducing mechanism, which is especially important for work in auto body shops.

The reciprocal air saw is a versatile power tool. It can be used for demolition work, for heavy-duty work in an auto body shop to cut metal parts and steel pipes, to cut fiberglass, plastic and wood or for fine craft work.

So which air saws are the best tool on the market? Generally, the best air saws work fast, are precise and feel smooth in your hand. You can use this list of top air saws to inform your decision, compare prices, find cheap air saws and be confident that you are buying the best of power tools available online.
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    The Ingersoll Rand Air Reciprocating Saw is versatile enough to cut intricate shapes and light radius curves in all types of plastic, fiberglass, composites, aluminum and sheet metal. The reduced-vibration 429G is excellent for body shop repair, muffler and exhaust work and sunroof installation. Adjustable Guide: Yes, Typical Application: Cutting in all types of material, Case Included: No, Strokes Per Minute (SPM): 10,000, Air Inlet Size (in.
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    Featuring a patented vibration reduction mechanism, lightweight construction, quiet design, and ergonomic rubber grip, the reciprocating air saw increases operator productivity and comfort. It is the perfect tool, cutting everything from plastics to fiberglass to composites to aluminum and sheet metal.
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    This Ingersoll Rand heavy-duty reciprocating saw cuts intricate shapes and tight radius curves on flat and curved surfaces. Cuts all types of aluminum, plastic, fiberglass and sheet metal. Strokes Per Minute (SPM): 10,000, Air Inlet Size (in. NPT): 1/4, Case Included: No, Typical Application: Cutting in all types of material, Blade Included: Yes, Air Consumption (CFM): 8 average and 15 CFM at load, Includes (qty.
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    2140 - ATD TOOLS - â? Great for Body Shop Repair, Muffler/Exhaust Work, Sunroof Installations, etcâ? Cut Both Flat & Curved Surfacesâ? Cuts Steel, Aluminum, Fiberglass, Plastics, & Compositesâ? Includes: _" Coupler, 2 Blades, 2 Wrenches, & Oilâ? Strokes Per Minute: 10,000â? Exhaust: Rearâ? Average Air Consumption: 2.
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    Reciprocating Pneumatic Metal Saw easily cuts intricate shapes and curves in aluminum, sheet metal, plastic, fiberglass, composites At 5,000 strokes per minute, this pneumatic reciprocating saw aggressively cuts through most metals and other materials up to 1/16" thick Perfect for body, exhaust and muffler...
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    Chicago Pneumatic CPT881 Heavy Duty Air Reciprocating Saw Features and Benefits: Heavy duty construction for long life under heavy use Adjustable guard/guide allows operator to set depth of cut Ergonomic rubber grip that provides operator comfort Lock off throttle to prevent accidental start ups Ideal...
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    672-5300A Features: -Built-in speed regulator.-Adjustable blade guard.-Comfort grip handle.-Cycle Rate: 10000 strokes/min.-Inlet Pressure: 90 psig.-Inlet Size: 1/4 in (NPT).-Hose Size: 3/8 in.-Control Type: Lock-Off Lever Throttle.-Wt.: 1.80 lb.-Price is for 1 Each. Dimensions: -Length: 9.200 in.
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    Ideal for body shop repair, muffler and exhaust work Adjustable blade guide increases blade life Cuts all types of aluminum, plastic, fiberglass and sheet metal Cuts intricate shapes and tight radius curves on flat and curved surfaces Stroke per minute: 9,000 BPM Cutting capacity: 1.6mm steel thickness Air hose I.
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    CPT881 Features: -Adjustable guard/guide allows operator to set depth of cut.-Ergonomic rubber grip that provides operator comfort.-Lock off throttle to prevent accidental start ups.-Heavy Duty Air Reciprocating Saw. Construction: -Heavy duty construction for long life under heavy use. Dimensions: -Ideal...
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    The Wilmar M660 Reciprocating Air Body Saw with lightweight, slim design for confined areas and an adjustable blade guide. Cuts many types of aluminum, plastic, fiberglass and sheet metal.
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    CPT7900 Features: -Power at 10,000 strokes per minute allows you to quickly cut through material with ease.-Adjustable guard/guide allows operator to set depth of cut.-Ergonomic design for comfort and easy handling and muffler work.-Heavy Duty Reciprocating Air Saw. Includes: -Includes (1) each replacement blades: 18T, 28T, 32T.
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    The PowRyte air saw is a versatile too ideal for cutting intricate shapes and light radius curves in all types of plastics, fiberglass, wood, composite materials, as well as aluminum and sheet metal. This lightweight tool is excellent for body shop repair, muffler and exhaust work, and sun roof installations.
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    Reciprocating Air Saw, General, 9000 Strokes per Minute, Stroke Length 3/8 In., 1.2 Average CFM @ 15 Second Run Time, 4.9 CFM @ Full Load, Required Pressure 90 psi, Air Inlet 1/4 In. NPT, Min. Hose Size 3/8 In., Overall Length 9-11/16 In., Housing Material Aluminum, Lever Throttle, Yes Variable Speed, Features Rubber Over Mold Grip, Adjustable Blade Guide and Lock Off Throttle, Includes 24T Saw Blade, Hex Keys, Tool Weight 1.
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    Features and Benefits: - Patented vibration reduction device reduces hand fatigue - 88% reduction in vibration - Composite grip for improved comfort during extended use - Small, lightweight design provides greater accessibility - Adjustable rear exhaust directs air away from the work-piece - Includes (6) blades The Ingersoll Rand 529 is designed for greater comfort and productivity.
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    Mini Reciprocating Air Saw, Industrial Duty, 7,500 Strokes per Minute, 0.7 Average CFM @ 15 Second Run Time, 1.33 CFM @ Full Load, Required Pressure (PSI) 90, Air Inlet NPT (In.) 1/4, Min. Hose (In.) 1/4, Length (In.) 6-1/8, Aluminum Housing Type, Lever Throttle, Characteristics Adjustable Guard, Ergonomic Design, Locking Throttle Lever, Cutting Aluminum, Plastic, Fiberglass, Wood and Sheet Metal.
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    Excellent for body shop repair, muffler and exhaust work, and sun roof installations, Reduced vibration, Cuts flat and curved surfaces, Durable, long-life tool, A versatile air saw for cutting intricate shapes and light radius curves in all types of plastics, fiberglass, and composite materials, as well as aluminum and sheet metal.
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    Cut through aluminum, steel, plastic and fiberglass up to.080" (14 gauge). Ideal for body shop repair, muffler and exhaust work. Adjustable blade guide increases blade life. Cuts straight and tight radius curves on flat and curved surfaces. Requires 5 cfm @ 90-120 psi. 10,000 strokes per minute. Includes a pack of 5-24 tooth saw blades.
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    Built in regulator to control power output, Piped-away exhaust for a cleaner work area, Tease trigger with lock-off for smooth operation and protection against accidental starts , Adjustable guard, integral power regulator, low vibration , Designed for all types of cutting in aluminum, plastics, fiberglass and sheet metal With increased comfort, performance, and durability, the IRT4429 is a premium tool designed for all types of cutting tasks.
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    Ideal for body shop, muffler and exhaust work Adjustable blade guide increases blade life Cuts all types of aluminum, plastic, fiberglass and sheet metal Cuts intricate shapes and tight radius curves on flat and curved surfaces Specifications: 1/4" Piston stroke 10,000 strokes per minute Length: 8 1/2" Weight: 2 lbs.
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    Chicago Pneumatic CPT7901 Super Duty Reciprocating Air Saw Features and Benefits: Power at 10,000 strokes per minute allows you to quickly cut through material with ease Lock off throttle for protection against accidental start ups Lowest vibration on market Adjustable guide offers flexibility in setting...
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    Reciprocating Air Saw,General Duty,9000 Strokes per Minute,1.2 Average CFM @ 15 Second Run Time,4.9 CFM @ Full Load,Aluminum Housing Type,Lever Throttle,Includes 24T Saw Blade, Hex Head Wrench
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List Rules: Any saw that operates off of compressed air