I do not use this every day,so I hated to spend $100's of dollars.this is priced right and perfect for occasional use.it is a tool that when you need it nothing else will do the job.
Purchased Just over a year ago along with the blade set. Blades do fall out constantly. Used this maybe 10 times and it completely quit on me yesterday when I needed it. Of course the warranty is 1 year so I am out of luck. Would not refer anyone to purchase this.
I bought this item a couple years ago and went ahead and cut through a few sheets of 3/4" high-density particleboard and some hardwood boards at the time to make sure the blade didn't pop out like some people have experienced. Just tonight, I used the included *wood* blade to cut off a muffler and get partly into another pipe before the blade dulled and started smoking. I went out and bought some blades for cutting metal and it cut through the other pipe like butter. I guess I got a good one since the blades definitely don't pop out on mine!
The blade seems to lock in OK when you take it out of its box. But when you actually use it the blades pop out. It wouldn't even cut PVC pipe for me without popping out. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until it was too late for me to return. There is no way to tighten it. Don 't buy.
Our small farm had a need for a reciprocating saw to help us with meat processing. This one was a bargain on sale just after the holidays. It works perfectly cutting through bone, etc and is easy to use.
The motor went out after 18 months.