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post-handisaw.jpgRecip saws are incredibly useful; Once you have one, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it.  When you need one, it’s often the only tool that’ll do the job.  On the other hand, they can be a bit scary to use for first-timers.  They vibrate quite a bit, the blade’s completely exposed, and if it gets away from you it can make a hell of a mess quickly. 

Black & Decker recognized that you often don’t need the power of a full-on recip saw, but do often need the functionality, so they’re releasing the Handisaw in October: a miniature cordless recip saw for use around the house.

It’s a 6V unit with an integrated battery.  It drives 1800 strokes per minute with a 1/2″ stroke length, and blades are available for metal and wood.  Some of the potential uses Black & Decker mentions include cutting wire shelving to length, pruning a small tree or plant, trimming wood latticework.  Believe us when we say you’ll find dozens more.

Black & Decker says it’ll retail for under $50.  The only bad news is that you’re going to  have to wait until the holiday season to pick one up.

The CHS6000 Handisaw – Cordless Powereed Hand Saw [Black & Decker]


3 Responses to The Black & Decker Handisaw: A Mini Recip Saw for the Home

  1. Jason says:

    Maybe it’s that I lack vision, but I fail to see the difference between this and a jigsaw.

  2. Chuck Cage says:


    I can see where you’re coming from — the only real difference is the angle of the blade in relation to the grip. But that angle makes for a pretty big difference in practical uses. Have you tried cutting a vertical piece of PVC with a jigsaw? You could do it, but it’s not really the easiest way to get the job done.


  3. Roy Stricklen says:

    Looking for a 6 volt battery for CHS6000 Rec. saw (handi saw).

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