Product looked good and was a 'bargain' price. However you get what you pay for. Firstly the blades provided are useless, it needed quality blades from the DIY store. I also agree with other reviews, the blades keep popping out of the holder every few minutes rendering the tool useless. I used this three times, first two to cut wood which it managed apart from continuously losing the blade. Last time to cut metal, I received an electric shock from a spark flying out of the motor vent which is just where you grip the tool with your left hand. Its back in the box and back to the store - I won't touch it again!
Great tool versatile and useful
I have had this saw for 12 months. I cut up large Cocos palm fronds, tree branches, hardwood sleepers and have even used it to cut / trim palings in place etc. The metal blade is great for aluminium and for mild thin steel. This is a great tool for around the house/garden jobs and if I break this one I will buy the same again.
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Stay away from this....
I bought the Ozito 920W Variable Speed Reciprocating Saw RSW-5200U last month to trim a privet hedge and cut up some timber for a new fence.
Day one: While trimming the Privet hedge the blade fell out and got lost among the branches. Twenty minutes of frustrating searching finally found it. I re read the simplistic user instructions for fitting the blade and followed the advice to the letter. Refitted the blade and started cutting. Blade fell out. New search and more frustration. This happened nine more times. I resorted to borrowing a friend...
Ozito saw worse than expected.
I have a lot of clearing of branches to do around my normal small suburban yard. My old electric saw was blunt and the Ozito saw was on special for 59 dollars, normal around 100 dollars. It promotes its "tool - less" blade change mechanism and comes with a nice plastic case and blades for metal and wood cutting. The first time I used it it was great. It cut through green wood easily and quickly. Pruning and cutting back was a breeze.
The second time I used it it was hopeless. The blade kept pulling out of its "tool less" blade retaint...er. No matter how gentle I was with the saw, the blade kept pulling out instead of cutting wood, including twigs. The Ozito was no longer up to the job after one afternoon, and the second afternoon was a complete waste of time and a total frustration. I still had the work to do though. I noticed that with the saw switched off and unplugged from power, I could pull on the blade with all my might and it would not come adrift. However, as soon as I started to do work with it, the blade would come completely adrift. A real shame. I imagined trying to take it back to Bunnings and complaining: their response would be : "but sir, this blade is firmly in place, there's nothing wrong it", they would say. Only if I could convince them to try it on a piece of balsa wood would they see the device, 2 weeks old, had a worn out "tool - less" blade mechanism. Oh for the days when handymen were able to use tools and could buy tools that worked for more than an afternoon!!!
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