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Cutting through thick metal just got easier. Today I am going to cover two options using some common power tools. The best part we won’t be using any abrasive wheels. Diablo is pretty known for producing quality blades, I have a fair amount in my shop. For this test, we will be using the TPI Cermet Steel Demon Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Blade. This first your typical circular saw that host a 7 1/4in. Blade. The next option is using a reciprocating saw. For this, we are going to look at the Milwaukee Torch Carbide Teeth Metal Cutting SAWZALL Reciprocating Saw Blade. There is a lot of excitement to see these blade in action.
I do not cut a lot of steel, most of you may be in a similar boat as me. I do know there is a vast audience that does this daily. So either you are new to this or you been on board. If that’s is the case, I would like to hear what you have to say about this in an everyday environment.
For everything, you remember about abrasive disc throw it out there is no comparison. The Diablo TPI Cermet Steel Demon Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Blade is set to redefine the way you cut metal. It’s a safer way to take on your next metal job. One thing you would be excited to know about this blade is it’s the ability to cut while leaving the subject cool enough to touch. This is all possible thanks to the laser cut think kerf design which provides less resistance. Without sounding too technical, there is a lot that went to the design on this blade. So many details, geared for the performance to deliver a long-lasting blade.
The Diablo TPI Cermet Steel Demon Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Blade has stabilizer vents aimed to keep the blade straight with vibration. You can cut both mild and stainless steel; yep one blade can take care of both needs.
I have used several reciprocating saw blades, so let’s look at this to see what it can deliver. Most blades can cut, the big question is can it hold up? The Milwaukee TPI Torch carbide blade better knows as the Torch is designed for thick metal. Introducing the blade that can cut through some of the more challenging materials. Rebar, Casting iron, black pipe, stainless steel, and even angle iron to name a few.
The tooth is optimized for durability and speed and fast chip removal. It will be tough to make an argument; there is a better option available. I only had a few metals on hand, so I was only able to test a couple on the list. In my test, the blade held up very well; at the time I just had aluminum and 1/4 this angle iron. This was good enough to show me some results. After multiple cuts, all I saw was some of the coatings have been chipped was. You can get these as a sing blade, two pack and a three pack. It really depends on your usage rate.
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