The unpowered saber saw consists of handle that grips an interchangeable blade. It is primarily used in metal working and the building industry in situations where the object to be cut cannot be hindered by the frame of the hand held implement holding the blade, e.g. in metal working the hacksaw's frame doesn't allow for cuts to be made close to the blade where a hindrance would otherwise touch the frame. There are many similarly designed cutting implements that have the traditional saber saw's qualities but are not referred to as saber saws, these include the keyhole saw, and some Japanese varieties of woodwoorking tools, e.g., the kataba saw.
High-end producers for sabre saws include FLEX, Fein, Bosch (blue line), AEG/Milwaukee/Atlas Copco, Hilti, Makita, Mafell, DeWalt/Elu, and Metabo.
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