Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw

My Rating for the Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw is 4.5 Stars

Metabo ASE18 LTXReview Summary: The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw Is a durable fast cutting strong cordless tool.


Detailed Review of the Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw

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Strokes per Minute (SPM) Grade: Below Average

The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw has a top SPM of 2700. The average top strokes per minute (SPM) of 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 2860. The higher the SPM of a cordless reciprocating saw the faster it will cut through material. If you are looking for a model with more strokes per minute, check out my review of the Milwaukee 2625 18V Cordless Sawzall. It is rated at 3200 SPM.

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Stroke Length Grade: Excellent

The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw has a maximum stroke length of 1.81 inches. The max stroke length, or max depth, is how far the blade moves in each direction. Usually, the longer the stroke, the less strokes are needed to cut through the material. The average stroke length for 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 1.12 inches.

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Battery Run Time: Good

The battery run time for the Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw is 3.0 amp hours. A longer battery run time is important for large demolition jobs. The average for 18 volt cordless reciprocating saws is 2.84 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. For example, a 3Ah will usually last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.

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Battery type and quantity: Excellent

The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw comes with 2 lithium-ion batteries. The better cordless reciprocating saws have 2 Lithium (also written as li-ion or lithium-ion) batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Excellent

The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw comes with a 30 minute charger. The better chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery. The ideal setup is to have a charger that can charge 1 of your batteries before the battery in your tool runs too low.

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Price Range: $300-400

I don't list prices because they will probably change by the time I have finished this tool review. What I do is always check the most recent and best price for the Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Heavier

The Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw weighs 7.9 pounds. The average 18 volt cordless reciprocating saw weighs about 7.6 pounds. Many times during demolition work, tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward overhead positions.

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Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw Strengths

  1. Good stroke length
  2. Good battery run time
  3. Fast battery charger
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Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw Weaknesses

  1. Heavier than average
  2. Lower strokes per minute

Some other features of the Metabo ASE18 18 Volt Reciprocating Saw include:

  • Variable speed trigger
  • LED worklight
  • 3-year warranty
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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 02/06/13.

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