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BLACK DECKER BDCR20C 20V MAX Reciprocating Saw with Battery and Charger

Last Updated: August 5, 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.0
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Battery Life
 52
battery life, saw, lasts, tools, charger
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Have used it several times and it performs good and battery lasts awhile. ... I have yet to use it long enough for battery to run out and I’m guessing 30 to 40 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like it because we have other B&D tools that use the same 20volt battery.  ...  "
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" ...  I always keep an extra battery charged but I seldum need it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the job done battery dies a little fast other than that pretty good for the price  ...  "
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" ...  I love the product it's light weight with a long rechargeable battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because batteries do not last as long as they should. ... Buy extra larger capacity battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Good all around saw, just keep a sharp blade in it and the battery will last.  ...  "
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" ...  This way I never run short of batteries when it's time to use my B&D products.  ...  "
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Hair
 46
cutting, trees, limbs, tree, trimming
+93%
-7%
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" ...  It's just the right size for cutting limbs from my trees that are too large for my loppers.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh the things I've cut .  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the saw to do two things to cut all the surface roots in my yard, and pruning, it is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  it is very useful for cutting metal and wood when using the appropriate blades.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery is interchangeable with my drill and pole trimmer.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of trees to trim.  ...  "
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" ...  But this unit is so easy to cut tree limbs and yard projects.  ...  "
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" ...  very handy for lite trimming on our 1 1/2 acres in south florida  ...  "
Ease of Use
 18
easy, put together, use, saw, makes
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use and works great  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use and put together. ... User friendly steps to put together. ... Sawed off Branches, it was easy on the medium sized branches.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate, lightweight, and I hope durable, like my other B&D tools.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very easy for an old woman to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  East to change blade and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and not as intimidating as a chain saw.  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy easy to use  ...  "
Price
 18
money, value, worth, saw, cost
+100%
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" ...  I also didn't want to spend a lot of money.  ...  "
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" ...  This cordless recip saw is a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon accepted it back and refunded the purchase price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, and reasonably priced.  ...  "
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" ...  An overall good value purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad for the money  ...  "
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" ...  For the price it works well and fills my requirement.  ...  "
Size
 18
small, size, perfect, jobs, weight
+100%
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" ...  I've found it incredibly handy for taking out small trees in areas that were overgrown.  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy, very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery operated B&D works great and is very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise a very handy and useful tool.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great for pruning smaller limbs.  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Great saw for small jobs.  ...  "
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" ...  The one that it comes with is good for smaller branches.  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
saw, gets the job, done, work, value
+100%
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" ...  Does the job, and reasonably priced.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a real saw and will do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  The saw speed was just right enough to do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Did the job nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  Work good for my type of job  ...  "
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" ...  Not the best but does the job  ...  "
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" ...  Could be faster but gets the job done.  ...  "
Build Quality
 12
metal, blade, durable, branches, wood
+100%
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" ...  He uses it to saw metal.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, no issues at all though gives rough edges.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears very sturdy and also lightweight, which is good.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a solid tool.  ...  "
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" ...  useful article and good material.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, easy, clasp that you lift to put the blade in.  ...  "
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" ...  Over the years, I cant remember any of my B&D tools ever quit or break and this feels like another durable example .  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality seems to be good.  ...  "
Charging
 12
charger, saw, charged, lasts, charges
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Buying the necessary 20V battery and charger plus the saw separately would have cost more than this kit, which includes all three plus a starter blade.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't used yet, but easy to charge and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  This BLACK+DECKER BDCR20C 20V MAX Reciprocating Saw with Battery and Charger works a charm to keep my trees and bushes pruned and more.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lighter charges faster and lasts longer.  ...  "
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" ...  When I put it back on charger it was a solid green light.  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to buy a couple of extra batteries and an additional quick charger, because if you work very long, you will need them.  ...  "
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" ...  When charged the saw is powerful enough for most applications.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery charge lasts more than an adequate duration for my needs.  ...  "
Weight
 11
weight, easy, use, one, saw
+100%
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" ...  This light weight tool takes care of limbs and roots that I could not cut with a handsaw.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice light duty saw .  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, one hand use.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, rugged and priced right.  ...  "
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" ...  It cut through large limbs in a flash, is easy to operate, light-weight, and for my needs, perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  We wanted a sawsall that was light weight, powerful and cordless.  ...  "
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" ...  This saw is light weight which makes it easy to use one handed for things like pruning trees and saplings.  ...  "
Cables
 8
saw, long extension, get, extension, drag
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use with no cord to get in the way  ...  "
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" ...  Not having to be near and electrical outlet or wrangle a long extension cord makes most tasks much less of a chore. ... Lightweight enough to easily use on a ladder and so much faster than having to drag an extension cord everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  The thought running 100+ feet of extension cord to trim trees and brush with my corded reciprocating saw was wearisome, so I broke down and bought it.  ...  "
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" ...  Get a cord powered saw for heavier work.  ...  "
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" ...  I love not having to drag a cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great for us and no long power cord needed  ...  "
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" ...  I have had a reciprocating saw with a cord for years and did not know what I was missing with a cordless saw.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to get in hard to reach spots bc there is no cord you have watch for  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
old, ago, wish, weeks, months
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I wish I had bought something like this 15 years ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Black and Decker is a name I have trusted for many years.  ...  "
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" ...  I've put it to work a few weeks ago & so far it's been flawless.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope it lasts for a few years.  ...  "
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" ...  A few months back I bought a reciprocating saw just like this one.  ...  "
Comfort
 7
would, use, saw, palm, cut
+100%
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" ...  It was easy to cut palm fronds.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m 66 women and prune three palm tree and this saw did a great job.  ...  "
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" ...  Mom, with carpal tunnel, was having fun using it and would not give me a chance to use it after she tried it.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed something easier to cut fan palm branches with rather than a hand saw.  ...  "
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" ...  Be patient, whip out the hand saw you use to use, and a few minutes later you are back in business.  ...  "
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" ...  If you've used these sorts of hand tools before there should be no confusion, but others may look at the diagrams (particularly for inserting the blade and locking it into place) and be a little confused. ... I think it would be comfortable for most users as it relates to the tool's size and weight.  ...  "
Capacity
 6
yard, use, property, jobs, around
+100%
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" ...  This is not a commercial grade product, but for around the house it is working very well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a fairly large property with many, mature trees and vegetation.  ...  "
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" ...  Why did I wait all these years to purchase a small reciprocating saw for household/yard use?  ...  "
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" ...  Great for projects around the house  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for quick jobs around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased it in an attempt to simplify my pruning jobs around my half-acre property.  ...  "
Fit
 6
blade, use, saw, like, flip
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Also made it easy to remove low hanging branches take make mowing under trees with a lawn tractor difficult,  ...  "
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" ...  I did find that this fits nicely (with the blade removed) in a large, empty, plastic, cat litter, tub like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Purina-Tidy-Cats-LightWeight-Solutions/dp/B01MAUD4XH/ There is plenty of room for blades, batteries and chargers, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Great power, dead simple to change blades, never jammed, excellent value.  ...  "
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" ...  Most name brand blades fit and are easy to insert.  ...  "
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" ...  The blade attaches securely in the saw with a flip lock on the left side near the blade. ... I'm a fairly fit 50-year-old woman who noticed I'd been using it after about 40 minutes of use, but it didn't kill me to use it.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 5
far, trimming, quite
+100%
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" ...  It has lots of power.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the power  ...  "
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" ...  I needn't have worried because this thing has plenty of power.  ...  "
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" ...  So, as far as immediate power - it's fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  great in areas where power is not readily supplied.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
purchase, price
+100%
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" ...  Have no complaints, it was exactly as advertised and came right on time  ...  "
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" ...  It performs as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon accepted it back and refunded the purchase price.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
brush, around, limbs, cutting, cut
+100%
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" ...  Really made cleaning those nasty volunteer treelings that spring up near a privacy fence with a minimum of effort so much easier -- no cords to drag around and deal with.  ...  "
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" ...  I did learn to resist my urge to move it (like a manual saw), as it's cutting to obtain a a very smooth clean cut on limbs (much healthier for the plant).  ...  "
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" ...  It went right through the roots and surrounding hard packed dirt with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to clear brush and small trees around our property and hasn’t let me down.  ...  "
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" ...  We have woods and brush that require a lot of maintenance.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
+100%
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" ...  Have no complaints, it was exactly as advertised and came right on time  ...  "
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" ...  It performs as advertised.  ...  "

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