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which sawzall blades?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ok, i am FINALLY gonna get a recip saw. If I am gonna be cutting steel...some of it up to 1/4"...but most just body sheet metal, what kind of blades should I be using? Is there a special type or brand or ? Info appreciated...them fenders are gonna get chopped! =)

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    I use Dewalt blades or what ever else I can get ahold of. As for quick cutting 14 TPI (Teeth per inch) for soother cuts the more teeth the better. THe trick is not to go really fast, just go fast enough to keep the blade from binding. If you go to fast you will just destroy blades and it will actually take longer because you will heat treat the metal you are cutting.

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    Make sure the length is correct for the cutting that you are doing. A blade that is too long will contact some other part and bend the &amp;^%$ outta that blade.

    THe hotter they get, the easier they bend.

    Never tried the DeWalt blades, but Black and Decker blades are nothing to write home about.

    I use 16 tpi most often.
     
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    I use Lenox blades all the time and love them. For 1/4 metal I would suggest a Model 624R. Which is 6 inches long and has 24 teeth per inch (fairly fine)

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    the milwaukee torch are the best hands down, i've worked at home depot for many moons and have spent many hours behind a sawsall, and thats my opinoin.
     

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