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See our selection of Dewalt, Diablo, Lenox and Milwaukee reciprocating blades perfect for your saws in the shop and on the job site. Our high-end blades for metal are ideal for a metal workshop and demolition. We serve many in the building trades with our blades which are specialized for wood, wood with imbedded nails, metal and steel. Our selection includes Dewalt straight back bi-metal blades, Diablo carbide blades for demolition, Milwaukee Torch reciprocating blades, Milwaukee Wrecker blades, and scrapers. We also carry a line of Milwaukee sawzall blades made of carbide and nitrous carbide. Blades range in sizes and are sold both individually, as packages, and as kits. Our wood and metal cutting kits include a collapsible case and blades made with Bi-Metal construction designed to extend life and minimize blade breaks. Contact us for all your reciprocating saw blade needs. We’re always happy to help.

Reciprocating saw blades, often called Sawzall blades, are the workhorses of the demolition world. These versatile blades come in a variety of lengths, tooth counts, and materials – each designed to cut through different materials. Metal, wood, plastic, and even masonry can be cut with the right blade. While not used for precision cuts, reciprocating saw blades are ideal for quick demolition work, plunge cuts, and tight spaces where other saws can’t reach.

Why Is Having the Right Reciprocating Saw Blade So Important?

  • Material Mastery: The right blade cuts through materials efficiently and safely. A blade designed for wood won’t effectively cut metal, potentially dulling quickly or even shattering. Matching the blade material to the task ensures clean cuts and minimizes frustration.
  • Cut Clean, Save Time: Using the proper blade for the job results in cleaner cuts. A blade with coarse teeth will rip through lumber, while a fine-tooth metal blade delivers cleaner cuts. Clean cuts look better and require less finishing work later, saving time and effort.
  • Blade Longevity: Mismatched blades wear down faster. Using a wood blade on metal dulls the teeth rapidly, while a fine-tooth metal blade on lumber might overheat. The right blade material and tooth count ensure your blade lasts longer, saving you money on replacements.
  • Safety First: The wrong blade can be dangerous. A dull blade or one not suited for the material can bind or break, potentially causing injury. Using the appropriate blade minimizes the risk of kickback and keeps you safe while you work.
  • Optimal Performance: The right blade unlocks the full potential of your reciprocating saw. A well-matched blade allows the saw to operate efficiently, reducing strain on the motor and maximizing cutting speed.

Some Ideas on Proper Reciprocating Saw Blade Usage

  • Know Your Material: The golden rule of reciprocating saw blades is matching the blade to the material you’re cutting. High TPI blades (18-24 teeth per inch) are ideal for clean cuts in wood, plastic, or thin sheet metal. Lower TPI blades (6-10 teeth per inch) with a more aggressive cut are suited for thicker metals, masonry, or demolition work.
  • Length Matters: Choose a blade length that suits your project. Longer blades offer greater reach but can flex more, reducing cutting precision. Shorter blades provide more control for intricate cuts or tight spaces but limit reach. A good rule of thumb: select a blade a couple of inches longer than the material you’re cutting.
  • Sharpness is Key: Dull blades not only cut poorly but also strain your saw and increase safety risks. Inspect your blade regularly for wear and replace worn blades promptly for optimal performance and safety.
  • Don’t Force It: Reciprocating saws are designed for rough cuts, not precision work. Let the blade do the work – guide the saw, but avoid applying excessive pressure, which can break the blade or damage your saw. For intricate cuts, utilize a jigsaw or other specialized saw.

Reciprocating saw blades are specialized tools designed for use with a reciprocating saw. The cutting action is achieved through a push-and-pull motion of the blade. These blades come in various sizes and are made from different materials, such as carbon steel, bi-metal, or carbide-tipped, depending on the intended use. They are commonly used for cutting through wood, metal, plastic, and other materials in demolition, construction, and remodeling projects. Selecting the right blade is crucial for proper cut quality.