Black and Decker RS890K Autoselect Scorpion Saw

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Hilary Semple 21/04/2021 16:28:53

Thought I had previously reviewed this product ?? Very pleased with this saw. It has been great for cutting up old decking ready for burning. I thought it may have struggled with continuous use but I have used it for a couple of hours at a time and it has been great. Have not used it for anything other than wood, yet. Disappointed, though that we have not yet received our spare blades, ordered at the same time, despite having emailed about them.

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Greg 28/09/2020 21:08:02

Excellent bit of kit

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Graeme 01/09/2020 16:03:02

Delivered in a timely manner and was far cheaper than other retailers.

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Moya Johnson-Germaine 25/07/2020 10:21:29

cannot rate value for money 100% because only time will tell. product exactly as described. Main blade good for tree trimming.....for young branches.....smaller blade for jig saw work did bend...but was being misused by a family member at the time who bent it back. Very pleased with product..be sure to choose the right tool for the job. In my case perfect and recommended. I am post retired female and once learnt how to hold saw correctly managed perfectly.

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Douglas Ashwell 22/06/2020 17:37:55

Easy to use. Cut through beech hedge trunk easy. Prevously had cheaper model. Worth paying the extra £20.

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Frances 17/06/2020 15:31:05

Great product very pleased with to service given

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Bernard Smith 01/05/2020 14:21:28

Fantastic!

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Bernard Smith 25/04/2020 18:06:20

Superb saw that does exactly what it says on the tin - highly recommended

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Mr A Wallace 09/04/2019 18:02:28

The scorpion 500 performed the tasks I wanted to do well. However one note of caution having had several Scorpion 400's the blades do not fit the 500

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Stephen Chivers 31/01/2019 09:55:42

Less vibration than other electric saws Ive used in the past.

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Jon 20/12/2018 17:41:34

I have owned three of the less powerful models of this saw and they have been great although they haven't lasted usually the plastic body has broken down. This model appears to be much more robust so I hope that it will last a lot longer. I have used it and it is heavier than the less powerful model and more cumbersome, but definitely more rugged/ Horses for courses if you only have a bit of light work to do then the less powerful model will be fine, if you need a day to day saw then this one is probably going to last a lot longer

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Ian 07/11/2018 19:19:14

Bought as a gift so i have't used it however build quality looks good and best price around

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Paul Nicholls 27/09/2018 16:11:39

Recommended product good value does everything it says well only downside a touch on the heavy side

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Cliff 25/09/2018 16:11:46

Great tool, very useful, can't wait to get sawing with it.

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Jane Lamacraft 21/09/2018 19:50:28

Brilliant. So useful.

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ROBIN patrick 20/09/2018 15:17:58

Good bit of kit and good price too. Thanks.

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neil ginger 12/09/2018 07:48:51

Great price and service

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cliff 11/09/2018 19:07:57

excellent saw very easy to use would recommend

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DAVID SPENCER 09/07/2018 19:44:26

Looks and feels comfortable cuts well but care when starting to cut as it can jump

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Michael Ellison 06/07/2018 15:49:26

Needed an electric saw for work around the house - from bitter experience I knew the Black & Decker KS890ek Scorpion just did not have the welly having banjaxed sawing a log. The Black & Decker RS890K is much more fit for purpose and I rate it. Got it for an excellent price at Tooled-Up and shop service was excellent.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Steve De'Ath asked on 16/03/2021

Q : Thank you very much for replying to my previous question regarding availability of replacement saw blades. I should have added that the saw I have is the 500W RS890K Autoselect Type 1. The blades I'm after are to saw through about 2 tons of tree branches all no more than 11cm thick. The wood blade that was included with the saw manages it but is very slow and struggles. I wondered whether a blade was available with larger teeth and a coarser cut. To date I've purchased replacement blades from two different on-line suppliers, both assured me they would fit the RS890K Autoselect Type 1 but neither do. Even the replacement blades purchased separately (to replace the small tooth, broad blade designed for sawing wood supplied when I bought the saw) don't fit. It's so frustrating !

TooledUp answered on 16/03/2021

A : Hi Steve, ah OK it sounds like you've got a lot of wood to cut up. The problem is there isn't a great deal of choice when it comes to blades for the Scorpion saw, which uses a unique/proprietary fitment. Have you considered using a standard reciprocating saw? For example the Black & Decker BES301. You would then have access to a much wider choice of blades for a whole range of different applications. For example the Bosch S1531L blades which we stock on product ID 21001555 are a popular choice for tree pruning applications. Perhaps an expensive initial outlay but might prove worthwhile in the long run?

Steve DeAth asked on 13/03/2021

Q : Hi. I've recently bought one of these and desperately need to obtain some spare blades for sawing branches from 4-9 inches thick. I thought a coarse cutting blade would work more efficiently. Can you tell me please if such a blade exist that will fit this model. Also, can you tell me please where I can purchase a replacement saw blade - the larger blade supplied by the manufacturer. I've tried purchasing these on line twice in the past couple of weeks and despite assurances the blades will fit my model, when they've arrived they don't ! Thanks

TooledUp answered on 15/03/2021

A : Hi Steve, as far as I'm aware all the currently available blades for this machine are listed in the "Accessories for this product" section of our product page. I don't know if this is the exact Scorpion saw you have though, as there was a previous model which had a slightly different blade fitting. So I'm guessing the blades you have ordered previously are actually intended for a different generation of scorpion saw. This one we have listed (the current model) is a 500W machine and I believe the older type was 400 watt.

Peter Robson asked on 02/09/2020

Q : What diameter of tree branches can this saw cut through ?

TooledUp answered on 02/09/2020

A : With the larger blade installed you've got over 200mm of working length but it will depend on the condition of the branch you're sawing through really. Anything up to 100mm diameter shouldn't be a problem but the thicker and harder the wood is, the more the saw will get bogged down and overworked.

Desmond Golach asked on 28/08/2020

Q : What is the part number of the wood / plastic saw blade. I need this prt number to price up a blade so that I can order one. Please advise Thank you

TooledUp answered on 02/09/2020

A : Hi Desmond, I'm guessing you are referring to the X29962 blade on product ID 21006320? In any case, you can view all the available blades we stock for this machine in the "Accessories for this Product" section on the right of the product page - each one has the model number in the title for ease of identification

Mary Bridget Molloy asked on 21/08/2020

Q : Can it plug into a 120 outlet

TooledUp answered on 21/08/2020

A : Hi Mary, this tool is only suitable for use on the standard UK domestic supply

Alfie asked on 10/11/2018

Q : Is there a tungsten blade to fit so it will cut thermalite blocks.

TooledUp answered on 12/11/2018

A : Unfortunately, there does not appear to be any blades suitable for your needs and you may be better looking at getting a Reciprocating Saw such as the Bosch PSA 700 E which would have a wider range of blades

Frank asked on 14/02/2018

Q : What thickness of hard wood log will it cut through comfortably. I have just bought a wood burn ing stove and need something handy.

TooledUp answered on 15/02/2018

A : I can confirm that when combined with the X29961 blade which is designed for hardwood the saw has a working length of 200mm and should handle branches up to 100mm without any issue.

LEE HOWES asked on 06/02/2018

Q : Do you need oil for this

TooledUp answered on 06/02/2018

A : unlike a chainsaw, this reciprocating saw does not require oil

Christine Hardy asked on 05/12/2017

Q : How heavy is this?

TooledUp answered on 05/12/2017

A : I can confirm that the RS890K is about 2.7kg in weight.

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