Porter-Cable Orbital Reciprocating Saw PC85TRSOK

Porter-Cable has seen better days as a company considering they are now owned by Stanley Black & Decker. While their newer tools aren’t something we recommend for professionals, homeowners have a wealth of affordable options at the ready including the Porter-Cable PC85TRSOK Reciprocating Saw. The Tigersaw is our budget-friendly sawzall, and one we feel is […]

Last updateOctober 22, 2018
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Porter-Cable Orbital Reciprocating Saw PC85TRSOK

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Porter-Cable has seen better days as a company considering they are now owned by Stanley Black & Decker. While their newer tools aren’t something we recommend for professionals, homeowners have a wealth of affordable options at the ready including the Porter-Cable PC85TRSOK Reciprocating Saw.

The Tigersaw is our budget-friendly sawzall, and one we feel is the best option for homeowners or DIY enthusiasts that need something dependable and comfortable to use. The PC85TRSOK has an 8.5-amp brushed motor with a top speed of 3,200 SPM. It has enough oomph to get through a wide variety of materials and has orbital action when you need to get aggressive with a cut.

Consumers were happy with the power the Tigersaw provides and felt it was extremely easy to use as well. It has a twist-lock blade change system and a tool-free adjustable shoe depth – another perk for this class. The variable speed trigger allows you to dial the motor up or down to suit your needs while a switch up top lets you switch from a straight to an orbital cut.

The handle is covered in a comfy rubbery material while the boot is soft and smooth on the palms. Vibration is about what you would expect from a saw weighing 7.3 pounds, and the same can be said for the build quality. It’s obviously not top of the line in that regard although we don’t foresee any issue unless you’re the type that tends to pick up tools by their cords. We’ve all been there, and while it’s easy, it’s not advised.

As for the cord, this saw has a sturdy 6-foot cord that’s coated in rubber. That’s usually the first thing to go with these types of tools, so a good cord is always a bonus. If you do have issues with the PC85TRSOK, you have an excellent warranty to fall back on with the company’s 3-year warranty which has a 90-day money back guarantee and a year of free service.

It may not be the fanciest reciprocating saw to make the cut… but the Tigersaw is one to consider when price is important and you don’t need something for heavy-duty work. It comes with a user manual, wood blade, and a nice hard plastic case which handles the saw and plenty of extra blades.

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  • 1-1/8” stroke length
  • 3,200 SPM
  • 8.5-amp motor
  • Pivoting shoe
  • Wide variable speed trigger
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