- How to get an optimal sawing performance with a reciprocating saw
- How to use variable speed on a recip saw.
- What is the orbital setting on recip saws meant for?
How to use variable speed on a recip saw.A speed dial wheel – if your recip saw has one – lets you adjust the sawing speed for different materials. Generally, a high speed is used for fast cutting or softer materials such as wood, composite materials and plastics. A slow speed is generally used for more precise cutting, or for harder materials such as sheet metal, conduit and pipe.