Are all Sawzall blades the same?

Are Reciprocating Saw Blades Universal / Interchangeable? Yes, reciprocating saw blades have a universal shank that is standardized to fit all reciprocating saws.

Since circular saw blades come in so many different shapes and sizes, and are made for alternate purposes, they are not universal and interchangeable with just any circular saw. If you have ever required the use of a circular saw for any task, you might have asked yourself if the blades are interchangeable.

Likewise, what is a Sawzall blade? Reciprocating saws are one of the most versatile tools available. With the right blade, your sawzall can cut through wood, nails, fiberglass, branches, plaster, masonry, and metals including aluminum, cast iron, steel, and even high-strength alloys.

Secondly, do Sawzall blades fit Hackzall?

Yes, Hackzall and Sawzall blades are interchangeable. If your blade is too long, place it in a vise and break it to the appropriate length with a few back and forth bends.

What is the difference between a Sawzall and a reciprocating saw?

Literally, a Sawzall is a reciprocating saw; its blade, after all oscillates up and down (or in and out ??). However, I generally use “reciprocating saw” to refer to smaller tools that are often called saber saws, or sometimes, jigsaws. Sawzalls are fairly large and heavy, and have a “throw” of perhaps 1 1/2”.

Is more teeth on a saw blade better?

Blades with more teeth yield a smoother cut. Blades with fewer teeth remove material faster, but tend to produce a rougher cut with more “tearout”. More teeth means you will need to use a slower feed rate. No matter what type of saw blade you use, you will likely wind up with residue on the saw blade.

Is more teeth on a circular saw blade better?

A general rule of thumb is a blade with fewer teeth will cut wood faster than one with many teeth, but the quality of the cut will be rougher. When just rough-cutting wall studs or other structural lumber, a low-tooth-count blade is ideal.

Can I cut concrete with a circular saw?

Use a standard circular saw, equipped with a corundum or diamond blade, for small tasks. For slabs, it’s best to cut through the top inch, then use a sledgehammer to break off the rest. The jagged edge left below the cutting line provides a good rough edge for the new concrete to bond to.

How long do saw blades last?

Some can last under six months, and some can last years! Some of the most important variables to consider are what you are cutting, the condition of the machine and blade, how long you are using the blade, and even how you are feeding the wood through your saw as well.

Why does my circular saw get stuck?

If your hand is asserting a sideways pressure that will cause binding and the saw will stop. Even a slight sideways pressure combined with dirty/dull blade will cause stoppage. When I first starting using my circular saw, 80% of the time I forgot to adjust the depth of cut, making it work harder than it needed to.

How do you cut paneling without chipping?

Setup Rule. A portable circular saw cuts upward; the blade enters the underside of the paneling and exits through the top side. The exit side is where splintering occurs. To avoid marring the face of your paneling, place the panel on the sawhorses or other support with its face-side down.

Can I use a reciprocating saw to cut tree limbs?

Joe Truini: A reciprocating saw is one of the most versatile power tools you can own. It can cut virtually any building material. But it’s also great for trimming tree branches. Now you can use a standard reciprocating saw blade to cut tree branches, but you’ll get much better results if you use a pruning blade.

What is the difference between Hackzall and Sawzall?

Weighing in at a little over 5.5 pounds with a 5.0 Ah battery, the new Hackzall is almost 40% lighter than the weight of Milwaukee’s M18 Sawzall (their full sized version, 8.9 pounds) and is about 2 inches shorter. It also produces much less vibration than the larger saws, leaving you less fatigued.

Are reciprocating saw blades compatible?

Are Reciprocating Saw Blades Universal / Interchangeable? Yes, reciprocating saw blades have a universal shank that is standardized to fit all reciprocating saws.

How thick can a reciprocating saw cut?

There are three facets to a reciprocating saw blade: Length, width, and thickness. The longer the blade, the deeper the cut. Wider blades will reduce bending and wobbling. Heavy-duty blades are typically 7/8-inches wide and 0.062-inches thick.

Will a Sawzall cut steel?

Reciprocating saws cut through just about everything short of a rock. With a recip saw (also called a Sawzall, the brand name of Milwaukee’s tool), you can cut through lumber even if it’s embedded with nails. It can also cut all common forms of metal: steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron.

Will a Sawzall cut through rebar?

You can cut rebar with a reciprocating saw, and much faster too compared to using a hacksaw. And just like a hacksaw, you will need a suitable blade for cutting rebar – one with fine, sharp teeth of the right size. Any reciprocating blade marked suitable for mild steel will also work just as well.