Milwaukee recently released their new fancy pants recip saw blade with all the extra teeth and the lone fang, good for plunge cutting and hacking through nail-embedded wood. We saw them in action and there's no question that they're great, but we also just stumbled across another interesting recip saw blade that we think is worth a mention as well.
They're called Boar Blades and they've been around since at least 2007 but we've never heard of them before. Simply put, these Boar Blades are absolutely covered with teeth; top, bottom, and front end. This gives them, not only the capability to plunge cut, but also the ability to cut on the up as well as the down without having to pull the saw out of the material and manually flip the blade around.
First off, anything that assists with a recip plunge cut is our friend. Secondly, we can't count the number of times we've torched our fingertips flipping around a roasting recip saw blade in order to make an up cut. With the Boar Blades, it's as simple as shifting the pressure on the saw. Way easier than flipping the toasty blade around with a pair of pliers.
The best part is that the price seems to be comparable to regular high end blades. If these things work as advertised, a couple packs would be handy to any carpenter.
Here's a long, talky video with all kinds of information on the blades. It's actually the most relaxing tool video we've ever seen. The guy has this great Bob Ross vibe:
Here's a shorter vid with nothing but 19 seconds of hot, plunge-cutting action:
There's a big selection over at Amazon.com.
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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 11, 2011 6:17 AM