Milwaukee Flush Cut Rough-in SawZall Blades Preview
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expanded their new wood-cutting Sawzall blade offerings with two new Application Specific blades focused on making several potentially frustrating jobs a whole lot easier. While the recently launched wood-cutting blades appeal to the majority of users by delivering faster cuts, increased nail durability, and quick plunge cuts, the new Milwaukee Flush Cut Rough-in SawZall blade fills yet more critical voids in the market by solving problems often encountered in trade-specific applications.
Milwaukee Flush Cut Rough-in SawZall Blade Features
Case in point, each Milwaukee Flush Cut Rough-in SawZall blade has been engineered to specifically address the unique frustrations encountered during window and door cut-out applications. When attempting to cut bottom plates from a doorway, traditional blades will bend and break when the tip impacts the floor or the teeth will dull from rubbing against the floor. The Milwaukee Flush Cut Rough-in SawZall blade solves these issues with a unique reinforced shape to protect against floor impacts and a Floor Guard design to shield the teeth from floor contact. Additionally, the Flush Cut blade features a Double Truss design that guides the blade for straighter window cut-outs.
The Rough-In Sawzall Blade has been engineered to specifically address the unique frustrations encountered when cutting through-holes in nail-embedded wood during plumbing and HVAC rough-in work. It features a low profile for cutting holes as small as 2-1/8″ in diameter and an optimized 7-3/8″ length that allows the blade to cut holes through double top plates. Milwaukee encountered users who wanted more options for creating through-holes. Since traditional blades can warp and break under the stress of cutting a tight radius, the new design will easily cut small diameter holes with great control and less concern for nail impacts.
Milwaukee Rough-in SawZall Blade
Both blades also feature the company’s new Nail Guard and Fang Tip designs that we first previewed at Milwaukee’s 2010 New Tools Event. The Nail Guard tooth design keeps nails out of the gullets and protects against tooth fracture. The Fang Tip design bites into the wood on first contact for faster plunging.
These look to be some excellent blades – and we love the innovation coming out of this company in this area. We hope to get our hands on some to test out in our lab as soon as possible.