The CR13VBY features User Vibration Protection (UVP) technology that significantly reduces motor vibration by over 65%. It is the ideal reciprocating saw for heavy use and efficiently cuts pipes, wood, metals such as mild steel, aluminum and copper, and various other synthetic materials like bakelike and vinyl chloride with ease.
From the Manufacturer
The Hitachi CR13VBY 12-Amp Reciprocating Saw provides the stability and power any professional or handyman needs from their tool to get the job done correctly and efficiently. A reciprocation saw has the back-and-forth motion of a handsaw that lets you quickly cut through various materials while providing versatility in awkward places normal saws won�t go. The 12-amp motor and 1-1/4-inch stroke length at 0 to 3,000-SPM results in rapid cutting performance and power control for tough cutting jobs. This 1300-max watt saw offers a straight and "swing" mode that produces significantly less rebound effect as compared to traditional orbital action for a more efficient cut in wood materials. A variable speed dial and trigger allow the user to adjust the cutting speed optimally for different materials resulting in less waste and more control. Hitachi's CR13VBY 12-amp reciprocating saw features a patented new technology called UVP (User Vibration Protection) that reduces the overall vibration produced by the motor and drastically lessens the vibration transfer to the user of the tool. A counterweight mechanism reduces full-load tri-axial vibration by over 65-percent. A swing-cutting mechanism located near the blade lessens the "rebound" effect that�s created from a traditional orbital action cut. The blade changing system is quick and easy requiring no tools and a simple lever press for quick replacements. The ergonomic shape and slip/heat resistant grip is easier to handle and ideal for all day use. The triple sealed construction on this reciprocation saw makes it dust and water resistant, protecting and increasing the tools life and performance. This tool weighs 9.7-pounds and includes a case and all-purpose blade. The Hitachi CR13VBY 12-Amp Reciprocating Saw comes with a 5-year warranty. Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) provides professional-grade power tools and pioneered innovative technologies that have improved the quality of craftsmanship worldwide.