Brushless DC motor with high power to weight and size ratio, generates less heat buildup and is ideal for use in prolonged manufacturing and production applications. Extreme protection technology (XPT) offers maximum protection against dust, dirt and debris for optimal performance in extreme conditions. Increased cutting speed and stroke length offer maximum cutting efficiency. The two speed settings provide an ideal configuration for wood or metal cutting applications. Newly designed vertical crank mechanism minimizes blade deflection and reduces vibration. Large 2-finger trigger switch for optimum control and comfort. Retractable sky hook allows tool be hung on rafters, pipes or scaffolding. LED job light with pre-glow and after-glow features illuminates work area.