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

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Battery Life
 52
battery life, saw, lasts, tools, charger
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Battery is so-so, but the saw works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great buy with battery included.  ...  "
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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 like that I switch this out with the battery from our new B&D weed wacker. ... Battery still fine after maybe a twenty minute job. ... We got a lot done that morning and finished a few hours later after recharging. ... Obviously, the more strain you put on the saw the faster you will lose the battery’s power.  ...  "
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" ...  Works really good so far, light and easy to handle and so far the battery works for a very long time, I also bought an extra battery, use it mostly for trimming trees and limbs.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Love it--more than adequate for all my pruning projects, battery lasts a long time  ...  "
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" ...  I love it, I just wish the battery lasted longer.  ...  "
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Hair
 46
cutting, trees, limbs, tree, trimming
+93%
-7%
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" ...  very handy for lite trimming on our 1 1/2 acres in south florida  ...  "
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" ...  OK, zip, zip, went the saw and then it was time for the 2 to 3 inch diameter portion of the cutting needs.  ...  "
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" ...  But this unit is so easy to cut tree limbs and yard projects.  ...  "
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" ...  The variable speed and quick,(no tool needed) blade change work like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  Using a wedge cut first made the job much easier. ... All branches got trimmed back to ready them to go to the curb.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Every thing and more easy to carry a round the property for easy trimming  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very strong and rugged saw I use for just about anything from cutting holes in sheetrock, wood and tree trimming.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 18
easy, put together, use, saw, makes
+100%
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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 handle and serves the purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and works great  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Makes my projects much easier!  ...  "
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" ...  So easy and quick. ... The directions aren't for a newbie, but easy to figure out.  ...  "
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" ...  Makes saw work a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy easy to use  ...  "
Price
 18
money, value, worth, saw, cost
+100%
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" ...  Amazon accepted it back and refunded the purchase price.  ...  "
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" ...  This saw cost about one third of the price of my corded saw and works just as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Milwaukee offers a superior design at about three times the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, and reasonably priced.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a good value.  ...  "
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" ...  I also didn't want to spend a lot of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I love when I don't have to spend more money than is necessary for a tool that delivers great performance and value.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The battery operated B&D works great and is very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  The one that it comes with is good for smaller branches.  ...  "
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" ...  I've found it incredibly handy for taking out small trees in areas that were overgrown.  ...  "
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" ...  this is great for small, quick jobs.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it for small jobs and it is perfect  ...  "
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" ...  Great for small projects.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is definitely lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  Very handy easy to use  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
saw, gets the job, done, work, value
+100%
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" ...  It's a real saw and will do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Not the best but does the job  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job, and reasonably priced.  ...  "
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" ...  Did the job nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Could be faster but gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  I love when I don't have to spend more money than is necessary for a tool that delivers great performance and value.  ...  "
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" ...  Has made fast work of every job I've used it for.  ...  "
Build Quality
 12
metal, blade, durable, branches, wood
+100%
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" ...  It's a solid tool.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality seems to be good.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears very sturdy and also lightweight, which is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well on tree branches, small diameter metal conduit/pipes with the correct blade.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice, easy, clasp that you lift to put the blade in.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate, lightweight, and I hope durable, like my other B&D tools.  ...  "
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" ...  It's clearly not intended for a big construction project, but for the things that I need to do, it's perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  He uses it to saw metal.  ...  "
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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" ...  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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" ...  When I put it back on charger it was a solid green light.  ...  "
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" ...  No troubles with the saw, the battery or the charger.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lighter charges faster and lasts longer.  ...  "
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" ...  When charged the saw is powerful enough for most applications.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't used yet, but easy to charge and set up.  ...  "
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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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" ...  We wanted a sawsall that was light weight, powerful and cordless.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Very nice light duty saw .  ...  "
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" ...  I love the product it's light weight with a long rechargeable battery.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and handy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's small and light-weight and is easy to handle with one hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, rugged and priced right.  ...  "
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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