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DeWalt DW304PK Reciprocating Saw Review

The DeWalt DW304PK Reciprocating Saw is a great example of DeWalt’s commitment to quality tools and customer satisfaction.  Providing useful features and armed with a powerful 10-amp motor, this saw could easily become your favorite and most used power tool in your shop.  Designed to be lightweight, the DW304PK will also earn your respect when used for mobile applications.

Best Features

One of the best features of this model would have to be its combination of power and mobility.  DEWALT kept the operator in mind when they created this saw and it really shows in the final product.  The lightweight means that the DW304PK will cause less fatigue during extended use and is also easy to maneuver.  The 10-amp motor means that you will have plenty of power to slice through any light or moderate cutting task that you throw at it.



With so many features designed into this saw, it is hard to pick one specific advantage.  However, the unique blade clamp design would have to be the winner.  The four-position blade clamp enables users to make cuts in the most awkward positions.  Whether its flush cuts, or tricky angled cuts, this saw can do them all.

Another advantage we chose of the many offered by the DW304PK is its long 1-1/8 inch stroke length.  This longer stroke means quicker cuts.

And one final advantage we will discuss is the grip.  DEWALT put a lot of thought into the design of this saw, down to the anti-slip grip.  This feature, combined with the overall lightweight, makes for optimal maneuvering and handling while remaining comfortable to use.  This unique design also allows for easy trigger access and control, even with gloved hands.


The only disadvantage to note about this saw is its power.  While the 10-amp motor is fine for do-it-yourselfers and moderate construction and demolition work, it isn’t really practical for heavy-duty construction projects.  Most competitive corded reciprocating saws offer more power.


DEWALT continues their tradition of producing high quality power tools with the DW304PK.  While it might not be as useful to the professional that has a need for a powerful reciprocating saw, it offers plenty of power for the new user, do-it-yourselfer, and those that need a quality saw for light to moderate construction and destruction projects and tasks.  Though not completely useless by serious woodworkers, its limited power would hinder many heavy-duty professional applications, such as cutting dense materials and metals.

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So, the weekend warriors’ workshop is probably the best place for this particular saw for both beginners and do-it-yourselfers.  Overall, a great saw that any first-time user could easily adapt to and become more familiar with the functions and capabilities of a reciprocating saw and improve on their skills.

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