Diablo Carbide Tipped Recip Blade Review
The Diablos are known for their high quality products. They have been around since the early 90’s and they are still going strong today. Their reputation for making quality products is well deserved because it shows. Their knives are made from high grade materials such as S35VN stainless steel which has proven itself to be very tough and durable over time. They use a special process called “Carbine Steel” to make their blades.
This process uses heat treatment to harden the steel into a harder and stronger material than regular steel. The result is a knife with a higher edge retention and less fatigue after repeated usage.
Diablo Carbide Tipped Recip Blades Review
In this article we will take a look at the Diablo Carbide Tipped Recip Blade Review. This particular model is manufactured by Diablo Carbon Inc., based out of North Carolina. These guys have been around for quite some time now and they have developed their own proprietary process called “Carbine Steel.” Their blades are made from S35VN stainless steel which is then put through a special process that hardens it for increased edge retention and fatigue resistance.
They use a Rockwell hardness of 57-59HRC. The blades themselves have an extra wide 1/4 inch cutting capacity with a maximum cutting depth of 2 5/8 inches.
The teeth on this blade are really sharp which makes quick work of everything from drywall to plywood. They are also spaced out equally on the blade so getting jammed while cutting is not an issue. It has a plastic handle that is comfortable for prolonged use but it does get slippery when your hands are wet or oily. The metal collar in the middle of the blade is there to reinforce the saw. The back of the blade has a hook slot for making repeated cuts along the same line, great feature for sure.
The blade comes with a plastic storage case which snaps together around the blade. It holds the blade securely but it would be nice if it could store extra blades as well. The carrying case is small enough to fit in your tool belt so that’s another plus for this product. Another feature that most people like is the fact that you can send this back to the manufacturer and they will add more teeth to the blade at a nominal charge.
The only complaint that people seem to have is that the blade gets dull rather quickly when cutting steel. I think this is more of a case of poor technique; you really need to strike at the steel and not drag the blade along because it will heat up the blade causing it to dull quicker. Using a slow sweeping motion instead of dragging will prevent this issue.
The blade also works well on fiberglass, drywall, wood, and plastics. It can also handle curved surfaces with the use of a curved fence. The biggest downside is that the price on this blade is slightly higher than some of the other competitors out there but you get what you pay for and this blade is definitely quality.
If you are still not sure which blade to choose I recommend that you read each blade’s description and compare their features and pricing.
Best Reciprocating Saw Blades
Reciprocating saw blades are a really handy thing to have in your toolbox. There are several types of blades that you should familiarize yourself with before you decide which one you want to purchase. Each blade is designed for a specific purpose, some can be used for multiple things but most do a better job with certain materials over others. You definitely don’t want to try and cut down a tree with an abrasive blade or you will be sorely disappointed.
The most common types of blades are:
1. General Purpose Blades – These are designed for the average home owner/handyman.
They can be used on wood, metal, plastic and thin brick.
2. Wood Blades – These blades have larger teeth that are further apart, which helps prevent the blade from getting stuck in the wood.
3. Metal Cutting Blades – These blades have very small teeth that are very close together, allowing the blade to make smoother cuts.
4. Masonry Blades – These blades are great for cutting all types of brick, stone, and ceramic tile.
No matter what type of saw you are using, the best results will be had when using a sharp blade. If your blade is dull it will require you to use more force which can result in a loss of control and possible injuries.
When using a power tool, safety should always be a priority. Always wear the appropriate safety gear and be sure to follow all safety guidelines and rules for that particular tool. If you need to replace your blades be sure to get the matching type of blade for your saw.
These are some of the best recirculating saws on the market today. They come in a wide range of prices so you can find one that fits your budget.
The popular Bosch 4100-09 has an electronic cell protection system that prevents the battery from overheating or over-discharging. There is also an integrated LED which provides light onto your cut site, and a separate on/off switch for the light so you can conserve power. It also has a vibration reduction technology which makes this saw much easier to hold for long periods.
The 4100-09 comes with a hard case, a contractor bag, a battery charger and a 2Ah battery. The battery charges within 1 hour and provides over 1 hour of run time at the highest level. You can also get a 4Ah battery that will last up to 2 hours.
Porter Cable Saws
Porter Cable is another very popular brand when it comes to power tools, and their reciprocating saws are no exception.
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- Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya (G Helferich – 2012 – books.google.com)