Diablo Steel Demon Cermet II – Cut Metal With Your Circular Saw

diablo steel demon cermet II

Much of a saw’s performance hinges on the quality of its blade. And I’m not just talking about sharpness. Indeed, loads of elements factor into how well a blade cuts. This is especially true when working with metal, and the Diablo Steel Demon Cermet II (D0748CFM) is a case in point.

But is this unholy creature capable of taking control of your cutting challenges and possessing them entirely? (Sorry, I had to do it.) To help you decide, here’s a rundown of what it offers.

Diablo Steel Demon Cermet II Performance and Design

We are no strangers to the Demon Cermet. Our review team tested an earlier iteration, which did the job, and then some.

As they aptly put it:

It took us about 5 seconds after spinning up the Diablo Steel Demon Metal Cutting Saw Blade for the first time to realize how impressive this blade really is. It gives us the fastest, cleanest cuts (by far) that we found in any of the other blades we tried.

diablo steel demon cermet
We tested an earlier version of the Diablo Steel Demon, which ultimately won a Pro Tool Reviews Innovation Award in 2017.

In fact, this blade won a 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award. So, you can pretty much assume that its younger sibling, the Diablo Steel Demon Cermet D0748CFM, has plenty going for it.

Diablo’s blade includes proprietary features that make it an asset to cordless and corded saws alike. For example, you have specially formulated Cermet II teeth that provide high heat tolerance.

What’s more, these teeth are harder than your average blade. The folks at Diablo Tools tell us that the Steel Demon Cermet II provides impressive improvements that’ll make your work days a bit easier.

Specifically, I’m talking about a 25-times longer lifespan, as well as cuts that are 50 times cooler and 10 times faster.

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  • Model: Diablo Tools D0748CFM
  • Blade diameter: 6.5 – 7.25 in
  • Blade thicknesses: .061 – .075 in
  • Tooth count: 48
D0748CFM Cermet II
The D0748CFM Cermet II

But, like its earlier counterpart, it’s not just faster than many competing blades. It’s also a devil of a cutter. (Sorry, one more there.)

With the Triple Chip Grind and Perma-SHIELD coating, Diablo’s Steel Demon Cermet II blades should give you more precise cuts, no burrs, and fewer sparks. Additionally, you can expect these features to cut down on airborne contaminates.


  • 25 x longer lifespan
  • 50 x cooler
  • 10 x faster cutting


  • No notable drawbacks

Diablo Steel Demon Cermet II Price

The Cermet II is available in a range of diameters: 6.5 inches ($34.99); 7 inches ($28.49); and 7.25 inches ($34.97).

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