PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: RemGrit Carbide Grit Reciprocating Saw Blades
Each month Disston spotlights a different product, including tips on getting the best possible performance. This month:
What is it: RemGrit Carbide Grit Reciprocating Saw Blades are a proud part of Disston’s superior collection of reciprocating saw blades. Boasting a cutting edge of tungsten carbide particles permanently bonded to an alloy steel back, this saw cuts extremely abrasive materials with no teeth to chip or dull. The Carbide grit offers great wear and heat resistance and is guaranteed to make quick work of anything you can throw at it, and will cut materials other blades cannot!
– 2 sizes: 6”x3/4”x.032” and 8”x3/4”x.042”
– Available in individual packages and 10 and 50 multi-pack tubes
– Cuts extremely hard abrasive materials
– High heat and abrasion resistance
– No teeth to dull or chip
– Blades cut on both strikes
– Resists snagging and promises smooth cuts
Tips for Getting the Best From Your Blades:
– A reciprocating saw isn’t normally used as a fine crafting tool. It’s a workhorse that gets its name from the short, back-and-forth cutting stroke of the blade.
– On reciprocating saws, the blade is exposed so you can direct it into tight spaces. Because of this feature, you can use it in situations where other saws would be slow, impractical, or pose a greater safety risk.
– Reciprocating saws are prone to kickback. If the blade pulls out of a cut and the blade tip bangs into your material, it’ll cause the saw to buck violently. This can happen suddenly and pitch you off balance.
– Applying proper pressure on the saw is important. It’s a balance between bearing down on the tool in some situations vs. keeping a tight grip on the boot for control in others.
– Keep the saw’s shoe tight on the surface of the material you’re cutting. Doing so reduces vibration and increases cutting speed.
– Increase the cutting speed and capacity of the saw by rocking it in an up-and-down motion.
– Reciprocating saws generate plenty of heat. Allow time to cool after using, otherwise you may get a burn from grabbing the blade to change it.
– Blades should be changed as often as you sense that a dull blade is slowing the cutting.
Did you know Disston offers a complete range of reciprocating saw blades for a variety of jobs? We have a full offering of bi-metal and carbide blades, as well as blades for highly abrasive materials. Check out our full line of recip blades HERE.
Sources include FamilyHandyMan.com