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Reciprocating Blade Test is Officially Underway!

comments (3) January 26th, 2010 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor

Just some of the blades that will be included in the test...Click To Enlarge

Just some of the blades that will be included in the test...


Last week I sent a box of nearly 800 demolition-style reciprocating saw blades to our tester, David Crosby, in New Mexico.

Over the next several weeks, David will put each brand, model, tooth count, and length of blade through a series of pseudo-scientific torture tests to assess which is best for a range of building tasks. I can't give too many details about the way that David will be testing the blades, but trust me when I say it's going to be thorough!

This article is slated to appear in our June/July issue...stay tuned for more updates!



posted in: Blogs, remodeling, saws

Comments (3)

biggs_05 biggs_05 writes: Try Lenox blades, best I've tried so far(out of Dewalt, Milwaukee, Makita, Hitachi, Masterforce, and Ridgid). Dewalt was the worst.
Posted: 2:06 am on September 7th

ChrisHannen ChrisHannen writes: I haven't seen this yet. Is this still out this issue (June/July)?
Posted: 3:51 pm on May 24th

JimBrite JimBrite writes: Never had much luck with the Dewalt blades, they seem to cut slowly and dull quickly. I stick with blades that are made from harder metal "they are usually heaver " because they seem to stay sharp longer than cheepies. However Deablo has recently released a line of sawsal blades that I've yet to try. Since there standard saw blades cut well for a budjet blades and are considerably lighter than the norm, I'll give there Recipricating blades a go. Anyone tried em?
Posted: 1:02 am on February 24th

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