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· Finish Carpenter
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I made one cut with it in my little Fuego one handed recip saw through a two by on edge. I was pushing really REALLY hard to try and bog down the motor. The saw only has a 3/4" stroke and with all the pushing I am sure I heated that section of the blade...alot.....the paint burned off, the teeth are still sharp as hell.
 

· Capra Aegagrus
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I made one cut with it in my little Fuego one handed recip saw through a two by on edge. I was pushing really REALLY hard to try and bog down the motor. The saw only has a 3/4" stroke and with all the pushing I am sure I heated that section of the blade...alot.....the paint burned off, the teeth are still sharp as hell.
Okay, based on your fervor I grabbed a couple today. If they're not great, I'll send you the bill. :laughing:

But I actually don't expect to have a use for them right away. Just for the edification of the masses, how would you rate the cutting speed/efficiency compared to other blades? Pretty similar? IOW, is there any reason to buy them other than that they'll probably last longer?
 

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Every blade I have used is rubbish after 3 cuts...I finally realized that the first 12 inches of cutting is great then they tend to plateau...Now I run em until they snap.

All I have are Lennox and Hilti, but I do like other blades Freud makes I'l give em a go next time I see em.:thumbsup:
 

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These remind me of the lennox gold blades that came out about three years ago. I bought a few, and they were the most impressive "looking" blade that I have ever see. Titanium coated teeth, nice and thick, and felt sharp to the touch. Problem was, because of the thickness, they cut incredibly slow. Probably half the speed at best. I never did break one, but after cutting at half speed for a while, I would usually switch it out for a different blade. The best sawzall blade I have ever used, was one that came in a Hitachi cordless combo kit. We used that one blade for about 4 weeks. Every day, cut wood, cut nails, whatever. The paint wore off and I couldn't read the numbers, but I would pay big bucks for that blade again. I think it was just a promo blade that came with the kit. It was labeled Hitachi, but I have searched in vain trying various Hitachi blades to no avail.
 

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Problem was, because of the thickness, they cut incredibly slow.
Warren thats the problem I have with Milwaukee Demo blades, they are slow cutters and I have to file the tang down to get it to fit inside my old dewalt sawzall.

For demo I use these, thick enough to resist bending but thin enough to cut at a decent rate. I sometime use them only on metal and its hard to loose a tooth.
 

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Warren thats the problem I have with Milwaukee Demo blades, they are slow cutters and I have to file the tang down to get it to fit inside my old dewalt sawzall.

For demo I use these, thick enough to resist bending but thin enough to cut at a decent rate. I sometime use them only on metal and its hard to loose a tooth.


I've been having good success with dewalt "fire/rescue blades"

If only we had these when I was a volunteer fireman.
 

· The Duke
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Never liked Freud blades. I don't know what it is about them. I needed a 12" blade for my SCMS the other day, had to go get one. The blade wanders, just like all my previous experiments with Freud.

I don't use sawzalls much at all, so I will stick to the Milwaukee's for now.
 
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