Working with the orbital action on the Ridgid R8642 reciprocating saw will make your demolition projects a fast, easy process. You can activate it to tear through lumber at high speeds. You can deactivate it and make crisp, straight lines for more aesthetic projects. To maximize the control you can have on the job, a variety of features are included. A rubber molding over the handle and side buffers gives you a firm grip along with the ability to leave this on client’s floors without scuffing anything up. There is an LED light near the front that can be activated along with the saw when you pull the trigger, or independently with its own button. This feature lets you use the tool as a flashlight in a pinch, so you can review your cutting subject in detail before cutting into it. The R8642’s foot doesn’t require tools to maneuver. You can swivel it to achieve different cutting angles, or pull it out to activate unused teeth on your reciprocating saw blades, conserving them. Whether working on your own home for a DIY project or the professional jobsite, you’ll find plenty of utility with the R8642 for a variety of applications.
AN ORBITAL SELECTOR SWITCH on the top of the tool lets you activate or deactivate the unique orbital cutting action, which allows you to cut through wood much faster with minimal accuracy sacrifice
LINE OF SIGHT BLOWER: Keep debris from blocking vision over your job with the onboard blower
RUBBER OVERMOLD: The grip and side buffers are made of a rubber molding. This prevents scuffing up a client’s floor, and gives you a firmer grip when you’re working in slippery conditions
TOOL-FREE FOOT ADJUSTMENT: You can pull the tool’s foot out, forcing the normally unused teeth near the tips of the blades to come into the cutting action. This feature conserves your reciprocating saw blades, letting you work longer and replace your blades less frequently
LED LIGHTING: When you pull the trigger to activate the tool, it also activates an LED lighting panel near the front. If you want to use the light without the saw, there is a separate trigger that activates just the light