Daniels Pick: The Dewalt 20V Max Reciprocating Saw with Pruning Blade

Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference, and Daniel’s pick for this week’s #ToolTuesday did just that on our Christmas tree hunt. 
But of course, that’s just a bonus usage of this amazingly versatile tool.

Recip saws can be used for major remodeling jobs, as their various blades can cut through anything from wood to metal and more. 

We bought the recip saw to handle light tree trimming around the yard, as well as of course for cutting down our Christmas tree.

Rather than relying on a chain saw, which is large and can require oil, gas and more, the Dewalt 20V Max Recip Saw was the perfect choice.

It’s compact, battery powered (so no worry of making a mess in your car), and easy to carry around. 

As with any saw, having the right blade for the task in front of you is important.

The right saw with the wrong blade pretty much equals having the wrong tool for the job. 


For cutting down branches (and Christmas trees!), you’ll definitely want to get yourself a pruning blade. Our friends who introduced us to the Christmas tree farm had tried using a recip saw a fews years before with a traditional wood cutting blade, but it didn’t work well on the tree. The pruning blade has larger teeth, which makes cutting down a tree a quick job.

And don’t forget to get a good battery. We probably went overkill for three small Christmas tree trunks and took along the 6ah battery, but we’d rather have too much power than not enough. 

Shop these Items on Amazon:

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Reciprocating Saw Kit, 5 Amp-Hour Battery (DCS387P1)
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Don’t forget the blade!

Freud DS0903CP3 Diablo 9″ Carbide Tipped Pruning Reciprocating Blade 3 TPI-Fast Wood (3 Pack)
(affiliate link)

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