Tacklife is, as far as I can tell, a straight-to-Amazon tool brand that focuses on entry-priced and DIY tools and accessories. Most of their tools don’t interest me, but their 12V-class compact cordless reciprocating saw caught my attention.
The shape of the Tacklife cordless reciprocating saw (RES001) isn’t anything new, but what does look new and unique is its branch-clamping jaws.
Reciprocating saws can be great for cutting branches, and compact 12V-class tools are well suited for smaller branches. The removable v-shaped jaws allow you to hold a branch in place for easier cutting. Neat.
- 2500 RPM
- 0.8″ cutting stroke length
- Tool-free blade clamp
- 1.5Ah battery
- Fast charger
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I have never used any Tacklife tools, and although I’ve read good things about them, I don’t know how they match up to other power tool brands in terms of quality. Black & Decker? Ryobi?
FYI, the product page mentions an 8% clippable coupon that doesn’t work, and there’s a 40% coupon code in the description that also doesn’t work.
Tacklife product descriptions are often filled with different bullet point shapes – hearts, arrows, squares – you’ll see what I mean. And I find it to be distracting.
The product claims are sometimes doubtful. For instance:
A sustainable use for about 30 minutes.
Really? Power tool brands don’t often give runtime specs because performance and battery runtime can vary wildly depending on the application. Only constant-output devices, such as LED worklights, can be marketed with reliable runtime specs.
Tacklife’s product descriptions can sometimes (often) stand to be polished.
This model is designed for DIY home light work, lasting 30minutes cutting after charging.
Equipped with Clamping Jaw can increase friction in operation, easy to control the cut position and provide effective security guarantee for users.
However, Tacklife isn’t a fly-by-night operation, and seems to be a steady name in the direct-to-Amazon power tool market.
I wouldn’t assume the Tacklife will match up to traditional brands, such as Milwaukee, or even a brand like Ryobi, but if you’re in the market for a cordless reciprocating saw for branch pruning or cutting applications, the 460 price tag and v-jaw guide seem like potentially compelling selling points.
A couple of readers have asked us about Tacklife tools in the past. I have never tried Tacklife power tools and am never quite sure what to think. This particular tool caught my attention – enough at least for a quick discussion post. If you’ve used Tacklife tools before, what has your experiences been like?