How do you tell when a Sawzall blade is worn out? I have a blade
I've been using in my Sawzall for a couple of years to cut tree limbs.
It has probably cut 50-75 3-5 inch Magnolia tree limbs. Today I was
trying to cut a shrub with a base of about 6". The cut went
v-e-r-r-r-r-r-y slowly and it smoked while cutting this green wood.
But, it still looks and feels as sharp as a brand new blade with the
same tooth count.
Also, when using it to cut wet 3" limbs,
it would be good to get a blade
for that use. I have one and it even
works pretty good with my not-too-
good El-Cheapo battery recip saw. BTW,
these blade are about 8" long
and have big teeth that look like a tree
saw. I got mine at Sears, but have
seen them in the home centers too.
Ken Hall wrote:
I could tell when my blades are gone when its smoking, when the teeth are
rounded out and it doesn't bite into the wood anymore. If your teeth are as
sharp as a new blade then it sounds like its still good unless the blade has
lost its temper from over heating. I don't think 75 3-5 inch limbs are
unreasonable for a good quality bi-metal blade when you keep a low cutting
speed. But who has time for that anyway so I ware out blades more often? If
a new blade doesn't make a difference then its time to take out the chain
Get the Corona 37" super lopper for up to 3" limbs then chain saw anything
larger. Sawzall just too slow.
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I'm sorry. Does anyone need your permission to exist, or to speak, or
to point out the lack of thought implicit in your original question?
"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall find
(Wish I knew the source.)
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