Last week we had Sebastian, our Freud/Diablo rep., here doing two demonstrations for our employees and our customers. And I have to say, I was pretty impressed.Blades on Wood 2

Have you ever wondered if you should buy Diablo blades over other brands? Sebastian had some suggestions as to why Diablo Blades are the way to go:

  • Diablo reciprocating saw blades can be utilized for many new applications, that you may not have thought about using a reciprocating saw blades for before.
  • If you use Diablo blades, you will spend less time changing blades, as they last 20 times longer than the life of regular bi-metal recip. blades.
  • They make faster cuts.

See the demos and decide for yourself.

PART 1

Sebastian used a reciprocating saw, with a 10 lb. weight hanging from it, to make three cuts into a 2″ x 12″ board with 10 masonry nails embedded in the side of the board.

Wood Cuts Comparison Cropped
(Left to Right) Cut 1: Generic Recip. Blade; Cut 2: Diablo DS0612BW Bi-Metal Recip. Blade; Cut 3: Diablo DS0606CWS Carbide-Tipped Recip. Blade

The first cut was made with a generic bi-metal recip. blade, and took 32 seconds to cut through one nail. After the cut, the blade was completely burnt and worn.

The second cut was made with a Diablo DS0612BW Bi-Metal Recip. Blade. It took 32 seconds to cut through four nails. The blade held up after this cut, but it definitely had some wear to it.

The third cut was made with a Diablo DS0606CWS Carbide-Tipped Recip. Blade. It took LESS than 20 seconds to cut through all 10 nails, kept on cutting, and the teeth were still sharp and ready for more.

PART 2

Sebastian used a reciprocating saw to cut 2″ marine-grade stainless steel pipe with a wall thickness of 3/16″.

(Left to Right) Generic Bi-Metal Recip. Blade Diablo DS0608CF Carbide Recip. Blade for Thick Metal Cutting
(Left to Right) Cut 1: Generic Bi-Metal Recip. Blade; Cut 2: Diablo DS0608CF Carbide Recip. Blade for Thick Metal Cutting

The first cut was made with a generic bi-metal recip. blade. After 10 seconds, the only visible trace of a cut was a slight indent in the pipe, and the blade was burnt and completely dull.

The second cut was made with Diablo DS0608CF Carbide Recip. Blade for Thick Metal Cutting. And it took LESS than 20 seconds.

In the end, it became extremely obvious that not all blades are created equal.

There is a big difference in the quality of reciprocating saw blades on the market today, and if you choose the right blade for the right application, you can substantially reduce the cost per cut, as well as the time it takes to make each cut.

And you can also maximize the life of your blade when the blade is used properly, so make sure to take the time to match the blade up to the material you’re cutting. In the end, your wallet will be happy you did!

4 Replies to “Reciprocating Saw Blades: What Separates Diablo From The Other?

  1. I have a DeWalt reciprocating wood cutting saw. These saw blades are the perfect touch to your saws wood cutting needs. I was very impressed with the quality that was put into this blade. In most cases, I was using two blades to cut out a small hole in a wall with my sears blades but these blades hold up better and last longer. Best of all the price is right. You won’t go wrong with these blades.

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