Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw Review

No Load Speed with a Tool-Less Blade Change
Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw Review

Product Name: Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw

Product Description: Hitachi Cordless Reciprocating Saw

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  • 7.2/10
    Rating - 7.2/10
7.2/10

Summary

An LED light is considered as a necessity by many professionals, because this makes tasks easier in dark and confined spaces. The Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw does not include an LED light, however, in terms of cutting performance and power, it is an excellent tool and can cut through any material within minutes.

A reciprocating saw works on the same principle as a hand saw along with a back and forth motion. It makes it easier to reach confined areas and to accomplish tricky jobs. Hitachi is a leading brand when it comes to electric tools, research and their development.

The Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw is a high performing reciprocating saw, which can work on any Hitachi’s 18 volt slide battery. It can deliver a powerful yet smooth performance without much user exertion. Detailed specs are as follows.

Generation of a no-load speed

The Hitachi 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw has been designed with superb quality and top notch internal components. It can generate a no-load power of approx. 2100 SPM along with a stroke length of 1 1/8 inch. For the maximum speed and prevention of tool getting heated up, the motor is fan cooled. Replaceable carbon brushes assure an easy maintenance and a longer tool life.

Hence this power tool is ideal to carry out diverse jobs such as woodwork, metalwork, concrete, drilling, cutting and fastening etc.

Tool less blade change

The Hitachi CR18DSLP4 Cordless Reciprocating Saw has a tool less blade changing mechanism. This makes the replacement of blade an easier and quicker task. With a compact and sleek design and a lesser weight, it is an ideal tool for working on longer jobs. It reduces the users fatigue and eliminates the tiredness of arm, shoulders and wrists.

A battery indicator light warns the user when it battery is low so that it can be put to charge on time. It is compatible with any 18 volt Hitachi battery. For recommendation see specs and features.

Specs and features

  • Item Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 8.7 x 3.5 inches
  • Item model number: CR18DSLP4
  • Style: Bare-Tool, Recip Saw
  • Power Source: battery-powered
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Certification: certified frustration-free
  • Included Components: bare-tool
  • Warranty Description: Lifetime Lithium Ion Tool Warranty

Pros

  • Covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty
  • Recommended battery – 330139, Recommended charger – UC18YKSL
  • Tool-less blade change system allows for quick replacements and reduced downtime
  • Adjustable front shoe for depth of cut control and extended blade life
  • Ergonomic shape and slip/heat resistant grip for comfortable operation
  • Fan cooled motor for optimum speed and added durability
  • Soft grip handle for improved comfort and less fatigue

Cons

  • Does not come with a case
  • No LED light

Verdict

An LED light is considered as a necessity by many professionals, because this makes tasks easier in dark and confined spaces. The Hitachi CR18DSLP4 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Reciprocating Saw does not include an LED light, however, in terms of cutting performance and power, it is an excellent tool and can cut through any material within minutes.

The user interface is simple so that not only professionals but regular home owners can also use it without any difficulty. Technicians from various fields have tried and tested this product and give it high ratings. Home base users have also given positive reviews. We surely recommend any potential buyers to choose this product.

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