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Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw #4848745 08/23/18 02:05 PM
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We were discussing sway bar link removal and some folks mentioned using a reciprocating saw. I just purchased this DIABLO bi-metal blade for cutting steel. I cut through a couple of nails to try it out. Wasnít bad but Iím curious what else is out there in terms of reciprocating saw blades. Any thoughts? Thanks.


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Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4848785 08/23/18 02:50 PM
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I've had decent results with DeWalt and Milwaukee sawzall blades.


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I have used this 12" Bosch blade to prune live 5" tree limbs with a DeWalt 10-Amp saw.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FAPPAA

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they make carbide teeth version of that.


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Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4848839 08/23/18 03:42 PM
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I've had good luck with Milwaukee's 'Torch' blades, and the carbide Diablo blades. Not so much with DeWalt blades.


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I felt Vermont American Swiss made blades were very good.

Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4848906 08/23/18 05:07 PM
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They have carbide teeth blades as mentioned before, but I would hesitate buying expensive sawzall blades because you almost only use them for demo.

You can use wood blades to cut metal too, but you get showered in hot metal shavings. I know this because my boss doesn't seem to distinguish between wood and metal blades. Metal blades used on wood also seem to be more precise and controllable, the wood ones will get caught and hammer you from time to time if they catch a nail or hit something.

You should be using a grinder if you are cutting metal in large amounts. I'm an electrician and I wish my boss would buy a grinder instead of using a sawzall to cut metal and wire, getting showered in hot metal shavings is not that comfortable.


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I have the diablo pruning blades 5pk for 9bux on amazon.

some offbrand horror freight stuff.. that is pretty below average..

and some diablo carbine short metal blades.. work good.


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Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4848944 08/23/18 05:46 PM
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Thanks everyone. I just ordered up a couple of Diablo Carbide blades on Amazon. Now Iím ready if I need to chop.

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I like the Milwaukee torch, thick like 1/16 inch


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Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4849023 08/23/18 07:05 PM
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I've had pretty good luck with the Lenox brand ones-I usually chew all the teeth off long before they break...


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Every once in a while I cut cast iron pipe. I can never cut with a regular saw blade. I've even tried carbide. I need diamond. That cuts like butter and didn't dull.

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The diablos or Lenox work best. For faster cuting of metal throw a 41/2" Diablo Cutoff wheel on your grinder!

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Re: Metal cutting blade for reciprocating saw [Re: Snagglefoot] #4854592 08/29/18 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Thanks everyone. I just ordered up a couple of Diablo Carbide blades on Amazon. Now Iím ready if I need to chop.

smile


And here they are.

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