Asked on Dec 3, 2019

Should I buy a reciprocating saw for small wood crafts?

BetsySharonMorgan McBride


Should I buy a reciprocating saw for small wood crafts?

8 answers
  • Columbia GB
    on Dec 3, 2019

    No. Reciprocating saws are for destroying everything in your path. Great tool!

    I think a jigsaw would be more suitable for small wood crafts. Or a dremel with all the fancy gadgets.

    How small are the wood crafts you want to do?

  • Gk
    on Dec 3, 2019

    Not necessary for SMALL wood crafts! A jigsaw, a dremmel or a miter saw are all cutting tools I use for small wood crafts.

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Dec 3, 2019

    I have one and have never used it. A jigsaw would be my suggestion, it works on most projects.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Dec 3, 2019

    A scroll saw might be helpful.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Dec 3, 2019

    Reciprocating saws are more useful for demolition work to cut out walls, nails, and other things. It is not a tool for fine woodworking.

  • Morgan McBride
    on Dec 4, 2019

    A circular saw would be more helpful. I wrote this article on the best tools for beginners -

  • Sharon
    on Dec 7, 2019

    A dremel tool set and a mini circular saw or multitool is what woodworkers I know use the most.

  • Betsy
    on Dec 14, 2019

    Hi Dana: Like the others said, a reciprocating saw is used for big projects. If you are making small things, I'd use a jig or scroll saw and some small hand saws like a Little Nic utility hand saw or a razor saw. Here's Lowes site for small saws, you might find something here that would fit your needs: Good luck

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