Originally Posted by asquared
Ok again tool impaired. What is a sawzall vs a jigsaw vs a circular saw used for? One project I have in mind is building plywood shelves in the basement.
For shelving the best would be a circular saw. Easily cuts heavier material and will give you the straightest cut.
A jigsaw you would use when making curved or rounded cuts.
A sawzall is a reciprocating saw.. like a jigsaw, but is much heavier. Kind of a jack of all trades type. Switching out blades you can easily cut plastics, wood, or metal. It has a longer, heavier blade than a jigsaw and can cut much closer then a jigsaw (like cutting off a pipe near the wall). It can do most jobs a jigsaw can, but not on lightweight materials very well.. like 1/8" ply.