RSC 18 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw Basic in Systainer

Really powerful. Really fast. For heavy duty sawing. The RSC 18 cordless reciprocating saw.

Cordl ReciprSaw RSC 18 EB-Basic
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The Festool RSC 18 cordless reciprocating saw is powerful, fast and extremely robust. With its brushless EC-TEC motor, switch-activated pendulum stroke and low level of vibrations, the saw can be smoothly guided and ensures high speed working.

Its full power is directed into the saw blade and does not go into the machine or your arms. You can neatly store your RSC 18 including all the accessories in the Systainer so that they are well protected and quickly at hand.

There is the right saw blade for any application in the Festool range. Moreover, the suction adapter helps to tackle dust.

  • Powerful: thanks to the powerful EC-TEC motor and pendulum stroke that can be engaged.
  • Extremely low level of vibrations: for smooth guidance of the saw, protects the user and the machine.
  • Extremely robust: made for the toughest day-to-day applications at construction sites.
  • Flexible: the right saw blade for every material.
  • Non-contact: the special chuck enables quick, contactless changing of the saw blade.
  • Handy: everything stowed neatly in the appropriate Systainer.
  • Easy to regulate: smooth start-up and perfect control of the stroke rate thanks to the large variable speed trigger.
  • Dust-free work: with the dust extraction device included in the scope of delivery.
  • Lighting: the integrated LED provides optimal lighting of the work area.
  • Flexible: the saw blade can be rotated by 180°, making it possible to saw up to the wall, ceiling or floor without any problems.
  • Covered: fully covered by Festool Service upon registration within 30 days of purchase.

Main applications

  • Universal sawing in conversion and dismantling work
  • Sawing a wide variety of materials (wood, plastic, metal and construction materials)
  • Roof and wall openings in chipboard, plasterboard and substructures
  • Cutting wooden beams and roofing boards to length
  • Cutting out window and door frames with jambs and frames
  • Saw off metal and plastic tubes flush with the surface
For maximum power and speed

The powerful, brushless EC-TEC motor and the pendulum stroke that can be engaged, ensure maximum sawing progress.

Always adapted to the material

The two-stage stroke rate limitation enables the cutting speed to be adjusted optimally to the material being sawn.

Always the right speed

The large variable speed trigger enables a smooth machine start-up and stepless stroke speed control for a pleasant sawing experience.

No more hot fingers

The saw blade is automatically ejected when the chuck is opened, so it can be replaced contactlessly. The saw blade can immediately be changed quickly and easily, without any risk from the sharp edges.

40% less vibration

The unique anti-vibration system reduces machine vibration by 40%. Its full power is directed into its saw blade and does not go into the machine or the user's arms. Everybody benefits from noticeably lower fatigue when working, a longer service life of the reciprocating saw and more efficient sawing progress.

The right saw blade for every material

The Festool saw blade range has the right saw blade for any application, be it wood, metal or particularly abrasive and hard materials.

Good riddance fine dust and sawing chips!

The dust extraction device included in the scope of delivery is attached to the saw table without tools. Unpleasant fine dust and sawing chips are extracted directly at the point of origin when the extractor is connected.

Best view

The integrated LED provides optimal lighting of the work area.

Take a break safely

The locking switch prevents the machine from being switched on unintentionally. Fastened to the scaffold hook, the reciprocating saw is optimally protected against falling, even at airy heights.

Sawing to the edge

The saw blade can be installed rotated by 180°, enabling cuts up to the ceiling, wall or floor. If flush sawing is required, flexible saw blades are the best option.

For a longer saw-blade life

To be able to use the saw blade for as long as possible, the saw table can be locked in different positions and the different loads on the saw blade thereby compensated for.

Completely covered

Enjoy peace of mind with Festool 36 month comprehensive warranty, 30 day money back and 10 year spare parts available after registering your tool.

Tech Specs
Battery Voltage (V)
18 V
Battery Capacity (Ah)
5.0 / 8.0 Ah
Weight (kg)
4.10 kg
Stroke Rate
0 - 3 000 min⁻¹
Stroke length
32.00 mm
Max. pendulum stroke
3.00 mm
Cutting depth in wood
230.00 mm
Cutting depth in metal profiles/tubes
175.00 mm
Max. material strength, metal
20.00 mm
Customer Questions
Can the RSC 18 saw take non Festool blades?
Yes, the RSC 18 saw uses a standard fitting so other blades are compatible. 
Can you adjust the pendulum stroke?
Yes, set for minimum for metal, maximum for materials like wood. 
Can you remove the guide for close access on the RSC 18 saw ?
Yes, you can remove the guide for close access when required. 
Can you get the dust extraction accessory separate for the RSC 18 saw ?
Yes. the dust extraction adapter is vailable seperately. The part number is 577074. 
Can you use blades upside down in the RSC 18 saw?
Yes. Blades can be fitted upside down in the RSC18. 
Can I use the RSC18 reciprocating saw on the same setting for all materials?
No - its recommended to use the minimum setting for metal material and maximum for wooden material.
Why is my RSC 18 beeping?
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