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What blades do you like in your body saw?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groucho, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. What lasts the longest cutting metal, where do you get them, are they U.S. made...? I tried cut up hacksaw blades, but they don't really fit, and they won't cut corners. So, what do you guys like? thanks

  2. Elvisinmypants
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 16

    from Fargo ND

  3. Jalopy Jim
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,867

    Jalopy Jim

    the junk ones from Northern tool are only for cutting soft butter.
    I try some Lenox blades hopefully Grainger sells them.
  4. Blown 26
    Joined: Mar 1, 2010
    Posts: 30

    Blown 26

    I've got the same saw and found hacksaw blades cut in half and a little squirt of wd40 seems to last forever

  5. 1/16 cut-off wheel on 4" Mikita works circles around on of those saws
  6. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Im a sawzall guy ,And blades are expensive ,I always wanted to get a body saw ,I also have a jig saw .....Its an older metal one and can cut 1/8 inch steel ,The new crap aint durable enough ,Trust me I know ......And im talking about the jigsaw ,So keep your eyes out at flea markets for these .
  7. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,216


    Morse seem to last longer for me but I also cut down titanium coated Sawzall blades for cutting thicker metal in a tight spot. The cool thing about the Morse blade is that it flexes much better than other blades I've tried without losing teeth or breaking for detailed work or tight radius cuts that are not possible with other tools.

    My buddy bummed my saw to cut the flames in the side panels on this gasser gone street rod Anglia. The owner's wife is an heir to the Morse company so we got a supply of free blades and hole saws while building it.

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  8. 1950Effie
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 798

    from no where

    Right on Jim! The one from NT and Harbor "Little China" freight are junk. Sawzall blades work good so do the Milwaukee ones. Hum...Cut down hack saw blades. That sounds promising. Gotta try that one out!.
  9. I find that Lenox blades last the longest of any I've tried. I can bend them, straighten them out with a hammer and block of wood and keep going. Haven't tried Sawzall brand, but the Milwaukee blades I tried were crap.

  10. I used to get them from the Snap On guy and they seemed to last well. Don't know who actually made them for Snap On
  11. 340Fish
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 101


    Starrett blades are bomb proof. Make sure you've got at least three teeth in contact with your material at all times (1/8" material=minimum 24tpi blade, 1/16" material=minimum 48tpi and so on...). This will really improve blade life.
  12. I've used hack saw blades in mine for years. GOOD QUALITY hacksaw blades, or else you'll run into the same problems...
  13. bibb86
    Joined: Mar 23, 2009
    Posts: 65


    Lenox all day long

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