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WORX Axis Transforms From Jigsaw to Reciprocating Saw

WORX Axis Transforms From Jigsaw to Reciprocating Saw

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Chris   February 24, 2017  
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WORX Axis Transforms From Jigsaw to Reciprocating Saw

The age-old question of whether you buy a jigsaw or a reciprocating saw has finally been answered;  you don't buy either, you buy a Worx Axis instead. The WX550L Axis is a new combination cordless tool from WORX that transforms from a jigsaw into a reciprocating saw and accepts standard blades from both tools.

We have already seen compact reciprocating saws that pivot 90-degrees and basically look like a jigsaw already. Worx has taken it to the next step and has added a proper footplate to the similar design. Now with a pivot, the saw transforms from a cordless jigsaw to a reciprocating saw and vice versa.

To further complete the transformation, the saw accepts both standard reciprocating saw blades and common T-shank jigsaw blades, thus making two completely different saws into one. Best of all, blade changes can be made without the need for tools.

As a jig saw, the Axis has a 2-inch maximum cutting capacity for wood and 5/32-inches for steel plate. In reciprocating saw mode, it has a 4 inch capacity for cutting wood, 5 inches for PVC pipe and 3 inches for steel pipe. In both modes, it uses a 3/4-inch blade stroke with a speed of 3000 strokes-per-minute.

Worx is a brand marketed towards weekend warriors and I think the concept for the Axis is exactly something a DIY'er would use around the house. The ability to have a jigsaw to build and a reciprocating saw to destroy, in one tool, is not only cost saving, it is practical. I know I rarely need a reciprocating saw around the house, but it is sure nice to have around for light tree trimming.

For $99 you can get the Worx WX550L Axis Saw, which includes a 1.5Ah 20V Max lithium-ion battery, a 5-hour charger, one wood reciprocating saw blade and three jigsaw blades. The Axis is compatible with all Worx 20V MaxLithium batteries. - Amazon

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