The reciprocating saw was the first “official” tool I got when I started building things. After using it for years, I’m sharing my tips and tricks for beginners on how to use it along with the blades that work best for each material.

Although the reciprocating is mainly known as a demolition tool, it can do so much more – from reclaiming wood and trimming branches – it’s one of the most versatile tools you could have for DIY projects.