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I don’t really use a reciprocating saw too often in my woodworking, but when I do, I always turn to Diablo for their blades.
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The Demo Demon General purpose blade is exactly that! You can use it for most of your demo work when cutting into wood and metal. I used it to take apart the pallet in the video below.
It’s especially handy in demo work when you don’t know if you’re going to run into a nail, which can often happen when using reclaimed material.
After taking off the first board of the pallet (in the video below), I cut into the endgrain and realized it was actually maple! Such a nice surprise for a pallet!
In order to work with this wood, I still need to pop those nails out so I don’t destroy my planer blades and other tools. But I can’t say no to free maple…
The Carbide teeth on this extends the life of the blade by 50X when cutting into wood and metal and you can even use it to cut PVC and pipe material.
I have an upcoming project where I am going to need to cut some PVC pipe, so I’ll be happy to have this blade around!
The next blade I tried out was the Steel Demon.
It has 10 teeth per inch so it leaves a really smooth clean cut on your metal.
It is Ideal for cutting ferrous metals and high strength alloys between 3/32 in. to 1/4 in.
I used it to cut through some brass for a project (which is non-ferrous) and it worked quite well.
I really want to incorporate more metal into my work so this will come in handy in the future.
For the time being, I used it to help a neighbor out. He had some metal chairs that were too tall and he asked if I had anything to cut the legs a bit shorter. This blade worked so well to complete the task. I was glad to have this blade around to help him out!
Now I have these little metal tubes that I don’t know what to do with, but I refuse to throw them away! Ha!
I’ll figure something out…
The last blade I tried out was the pruning blade.
This blade has really large blade gullets between the teeth that provide super fast chip removal which is perfect for pruning your trees.
Making cuts with this blade it quick and effortless. It also leaves a really clean looking cut!
If you do your own yard work this blade is a must.
While I don’t use these blades everyday like I would a table-saw blade or a router bit, they are awesome to have around.
The next time I come across a maple pallet, I will be good to go.
The next time a neighbor asks for some help with their project, I will be ready and happy to help.
The next time that branch sticks out way too far and scratches up my car, I will be mad I didn’t cut it sooner…. And then I’ll grab my diablo blade and fix it.
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