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Cut steel on a regular basis? Or at all?

Discussion in 'Garage' started by bucket, May 6, 2019.

  1. 78C10BigTen

    78C10BigTen Full Access Member

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    And they are flimsy as hell. Bend to easy. We just switched to the diablo sawzall blades at work. Heavier duty, les bending and keep teeth longer.
     
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    I’m sure you guys use the heck out of sawzall blades at a recyclers
     
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    I've chopped up a bunch of aluminum with a carbide wood blade on a shitty 10" HF miter. I did tops and bottoms of like 8 aluminium cored 4x4 porch posts last year when I rebuilt my balcony.
    Never used a hardcore steel cutting blade on a circular saw, though. That's pretty cool.

    And big ten, you're right about Lennox recip blades. They used to be all I'd use, but they've gone downhill. It's a shame. I may have to try diablo next time.
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Diablo blade in the Craftsman saw is still going strong, still cuts like the first time.
     
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    I can see this working in a 7.5" blade. The speed of the teeth moving over the metal would be much less than say, a 14" spinning at about the same rpm as the circular saw. For sure, a 14" carbide metal blade must be going slower or it will fly apart in no time. Too bad we can't just stick these on our 14" chop saws...
     
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    I've been using the abrasive cut-off wheel for the the skill-saw for over a decade. The equivalent of a giant dremel cut-off wheel. Have used Diablo blades on my Saws-all too, but never seen this...awesome. Tech changes so fast now, it's amazing. Thanks for the heads-up!
     

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