I asked for and received this saw for Christmas, and absolutely love it. DeWalt tools in general are a cut above the competition, and this is no exception. And it was actually the same price as other brands Sears was featuring with comparable motors. The 4-position blade clamp, plus the lever action for blade release make it very easy to use. And it is just a beast - goes through some nasty stuff without a problem. I would highly recommend this saw over the competition.
I compared features on reciprocating saws for weeks but kept coming back to this one. Ten amps at this price point is great as it is, but the 4-position blade clamp set it apart.
The rock-solid feel, quality cord, excellent power and quick blade changes are all there... but getting them with the flexibility of changing the blade orientation at this price just doesn't happen with other brands. I brought this home day one and used the horizontal blade orientation to flush-cut some sloppy work cemented to the underside of a kitchen counter.
Very happy with my purchase through several projects so far, and I look forward to taking it to some iron rebar building a hog pit this spring.
I bought this to upgrade my older cheaper saw. I was looking for a saw with the quick blade change. I was also looking for a heavy duty saw that I knew I could count on. I knew that the DeWALT brand was one I could trust. I have used this saw quite a bit, and it has yet to let me down! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]