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Recriprocating Saw's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Corey-88K5, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. Corey-88K5

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    Recriprocating Saw\'s

    Quick question for you guys. I just bought a 3/4 horse (6 amp) saw at sears tonight. What my question is, will this be tough enough for cutting fenders? Its got aprox 2400 rpm (unloaded) If anybody has any thoughts, please let me know. It was a special buy for Super Saturday only.

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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    I think you'll be good with that. I use a "body air saw" that Harbor Freight sells. Cuts sheet metal like butter.

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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    I've got a $29 Harbor Freight saw and I haven't been able to break it yet. Yours will be fine. Use a 24tpi blade for the trimming.
     
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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    I almost bought that, it was a Super Saturday Special the day before Father's Day.... cuz my other one was stolen! @#$% I am getting robbed blind and am so mad I am gonna kill someone here soon.... but anyhow I ended up getting a DeWalt one. DW303K- 2400spm, 6.5 amps, 1 1/8 stroke for $99 at Home Depot... I think it'll work ok. It's about the same as my old one and it cut through some thick piping. I also used it to cut up an old shed so I think when I use it on my fenders it'll be fine! [​IMG]

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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    I've got a 10 amp PorterCable that I used to cut a J10 frame (boxed) in half. It was about $110. A friend had a 6 amp Craftsman and it worked good, too. You should have no problems with body panels at all. If you do it is because you bought cheap blades. I would rather have good blades and a cheap saw that the other way around. Millwakee (sp) blade are the best I have found, with Porter Cable second.

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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    Thanks guys,

    I'm getting ready for my build up finally...


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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    We've had really good luck with a Bosch jigsaw. The thinner blades let you go around tighter radiuses better, and it's a little easier to control, but has a shorter reach than most sawsall's. Just another tool to use when it's appropriate, but it's nice to have sometimes.
    The little "flapper" type sanding wheels really work well for cleaning and rounding the edges.
    We got a good bit of practice cutting fenders this last go-round. :-)

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    Re: Recriprocating Saw\'s

    I have had great luck with my Ridgid sawzall. It will cut just about anything.
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