I was contemplating to get a cordless chainsaw to cut some of the tree branches in the garden. After a bit of research I decided to go for a reciprocating saw instead as it would be more versatile. Not only a recip saw can be used to cut down small branches but it is also handy for DIY projects around the house.
Since I already have Dewalt Flexvolt batteries and chargers, I stuck with the brand and got a Dewalt 54 brushless model DCS388N. Below are photos of the unit.
Once equipped with a battery the unit feels heavy but thanks to its ergonomic design it’s still very manoeuvrable. I have used this recip saw to cut branches, large pieces of timber, sleepers, etc. without any problems.