New Diablo Blades Introduced at STAFDA 2014: The Pergo Blade, Carbide Recip Blades, and Snap Lock Hole Saws Just prior to the opening of STAFDA’s 2014 trade show, I had the opportunity to see the latest Diablo blades in action. Russell Khol, President and CEO of Freud America let us in on one of the […]
In order to prevent blades from breaking or bending at the tang—a common occurrence, particularly when dealing with tougher materials on the job site, Milwaukee utilized a new deep stamp design. So where the blade connects to the tool, the new Milwaukee Double Duty Upgrade Metal SawZall blades use a “Tough Neck” tang is designed […]
DeWalt added a new major announcement for the metal-cutters out there. The company is introducing a new line of DeWalt 2X Longer Life Reciprocating Saw Blades that feature a wider, thicker design. In fact, the thickness is around 0.042″ and should help alleviate bending and breakage. The overall construction of the blade is designed for durability […]
We applaud inventive ideas and progress and it is fun when we see new things. It is just that good ideas don’t always make for a great product. Take the case of the Spyder Products 2-in-1 Bore-Blade: it might have been better left as an idea, since we did not have good success with them on our simple project. For most professionals, when cutting wood, we use a wood blade. When cutting metal ,we use a metal blade. And if we are doing plunge cuts, there are specific blades available that do an excellent job at that as well. When you start combining too many different features into one product, this is where things can get tricky because something is going to suffer. We were excited to give the new Spyder Bore-Blade a try to see if it could do all that the company claimed.
The new Milwaukee diamond grit “THE TORCH” Sawzall blades are designed for extended life and improved performance in cast iron. Featuring coarse industrial diamond grit embedded in high strength nickel alloy braze, the new blades last up to 30 times longer and cut up to 2 times faster than traditional carbide grit blades.