BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B 20V Max Reciprocating Saw

BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B 20V Max Reciprocating Saw Review

Considering the outstanding and friendly features BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B 20V Max Reciprocating Saw is for the approximate DIY hobbist-It is usable like handyman. 

BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B has the unstable speed that provides flexibility, a decent stroke length that helps a lot when making delicate cuts, a tool-free slab change mechanism that cuts downtime, and a pivoting shoe that improves durability.

More importantly, this is lightweight, portable, and compact. There is no need to ear around a heavy, hulking piece of the tool if you will only be doing the minor cutting.

BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B 20V Max Reciprocating Saw

Technical Information

  • Model : BDCR20B
  • Weight : 3.9 pounds
  • Dimensions : 15.6 x 3.4 x 7.1 inches
  • Power Source : battery-powered
  • Voltage : 20 V
  • Warranty : 2 year limited warranty

Product Description

The BDCR20B Reciprocating Saw is a lightweight and impenetrable reciprocating saw, weighing merely 3.8 lbs. It has a variable speed motor with a range of 0-3,000 spm (stroke per minute) and a trigger residing on the handle. Its stroke length is ⅞ in, making it ideal for use when cutting through thin components.

Features for added convenience and ease of use comprise a pivoting shoe and a tool-free blade change system. While batteries are not accessory with each purchase of a BDCR20B, you do turn a saw blade, which other bare-tool items do not comprise.

Compact size and light weight:

No offense to the BLACK and DECKER Reciprocating Saw, but we think of it as a sort of tiny tool you can take in anywhere you want to work. Its excellent light weight makes it highly portable.

You can be bearing it on your belt all day and you will not so much as feel its weight.

In addition, since it is not difficult, you can keep it anywhere without having any storage problems. It should also completely fit inside a bag if you have to travel with it.

Black & Decker BDCR20B Compact size and light weight

Cordless power source:

The BDCR20B has the ability to reach and get into close-fitting or narrow spaces that a cord would limitation it from getting to. When working with a cordless reciprocating saw, nothing stops you out of cutting even at the weirdest locations and angles.

Your cordless option unit gives you easy cutting way even in remote works sites having to fetch extension cords or bulky generation

Variable speed:

The BLACK and DECKER Reciprocating Saw's variable speed control gives you the capability to adjust how aggressively you want to cut. You can speed up for a faster, more strenuous cut or slow down for a relatively more delicate operation.

The Black & Decker BDCR20B's variable speed trigger is compatibly located on the handle for easy and immediately adjust your cutting speed as you work.

BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B Reciprocating Saw with variable speed features

Tool-free blade change system:

Changing blades used to require the use of wrenches and several tools. Black & Decker takes care of that inconvenience for you through designing a tool-free blade change mechanism in the structure of a lever located near the blade mount.

You flip the lever to salvation the old blade and to insert the new one then replace it to lock the blade in position.

Short strokes:

While multiple reciprocating saws in the market have stroke lengths of around 1 in and more, the BLACK and DECKER Reciprocating Saw has ⅞-in strokes.

This relatively shorter stroke is good when you are cutting thinner components or you do not want to penetrate your components too deeply.

When the situation comes to cut closely in a important parts of your element this feature make the solution.


  • ​Short stroke extent allows for more delicate and precise cuts.
  • Variable speed control provides elasticity.
  • Blade changes are easy and simple.
  • It is highly portable and advantageous to use due to lightweight, compact size, and cordless power source.


  • ​It does not mattress the vibration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How extended does the battery last?

A: First of all, let me tell you I really like my saw. I nowadays have two batteries. Which, I use most of the time when I am out doing gauze work. So, running out of battery is a good thing.

I have times when I get beside and start my gauze work, I am beside for hours, when this saw, and it helps remind of me, when the batteries run out, not to work so hard.

I am normally beyond using my saw two to three hours before I have to give up and take a break. The expectation this helps.

Q: I will this saw accept a scraper blade? I would like to use it for removing laminate flooring that comes up easily with a pry bar.

A: I don't know as regards scraper blades. I fall a lot of use out of my reciprocating saw sawing tree branches of 3" or less. It worked particularly well on Leland cypress branches after a storm.

Q: I hate to sound ignorant but all my cordless tools have come with battery and charger, so to use this saw I would need to buy both a battery and charger?

A: This saw is superb and worth the investment of a battery and a charger. But wait there's good news. The same battery and charger you will have to purchase will power a host of other Black and Decker tools.

I have to the saw, a weed trimmer, a blower and looking to buy hedge reprove. Claudia, the saw is a good tool and investment and I think you will like it.

Q: Range of blade?

A: So sorry, but I cannot answer you. I purchased this tool to add to the B and D cordless saw collection I own. I unpacked it, made sure it worked and put it away. I think the blade length can be standard to that of Dewalt or Milwaukee saws. Also, you can be able to go back and look up something like ordering blades that may tell you the range.

Final Cut

Instead of finding a commute saw that can do a lot of things, sometimes this is better to only find a saw that can do just what you need. After all, all that additional power is not going to benefit you if it does not get applied in your day to day work.

BLACK and DECKER BDCR20B 20V Reciprocating Saw is small in price and size but does an extraordinary job if you know what to use it for. It is light, portable, compact, and can take on a wide range of cutting applications.

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This is Harvey Johnson. Having more than 8-years of experience as a woodworker & expert in uses of different power tools. But I love to share and advise people about home & woodworking tools. So I decide to work with the Expert Home Tools Team to share and review of Power & Home tools.

One Comment

  • HP

    I’m happy with this saw. It works well, handles nicely and is perfect for home maint.
    Only thing that bothers me is there is an awful lot of vertical play (1/2″) in the blade.

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