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01-12-2017 11:33 AM
OneMoreTime Make mine Lenox. I even use their holesaws in the drill press when I need a nice round hole. have drilled out 3 1/2 inch holes in 1/4 plate with a holesaw and slow speed and lots of cutting oil.

01-12-2017 05:32 AM
deadbodyman There might be better ones out there but when I need blades, I need them NOW and I usually end up going to Lowes too. Ive been using the white Lenox blades for years, they've preformed very well if they didn't I wouldn't waste my time with them. I do a LOT of cutting. Burned up a few sawzalls too.
01-11-2017 07:24 AM
Originally Posted by 1ownerT View Post
X2, you will pay a little more but they are much better blades.

yup! me too
bob s 45 years
01-10-2017 08:42 PM
jaxx22 Lenox ARC 2x - it is a curved blade and really works well - from Lowes - best that I have found in years of cutting - but the trick is, as tech said, cut at slow speed - jaxx
01-10-2017 06:23 PM
OldTech Bi metal blades for cutting steel and use the carbon steel blades for wood. I have used off-brand blades with good success most of the time but once in a while you need the best blades made. Cut slow with even pressure and match the tooth count to the material.
01-06-2017 05:19 AM
Originally Posted by jss View Post
I find all are junk and don't last and they want so much money for them. to bad u dont get what u pay for when it comes to blades.
Good example of how you need to learn how to use your tools. Its not the tools fault you don't get good results. Its like buying a new car and never checking the oil then complaining the car is junk when it breaks down then getting another one and doing the same thing. Have you ever wondered why they work so much better for everyone else. You should.
"Its a poor craftsman that blames his tools for poor quality work"

You should make a short video of how your cutting your metal. We could probably help, after we stop laughing.
see post# 26
01-05-2017 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by matt167 View Post
I'll have to get some blade wax.. Actually, now that I think about it, the floorpan video in the bug me video sets shows and mentions band saw blade wax for sawsall blades.

01-04-2017 07:26 PM
Irelands child
Originally Posted by Crosley View Post
The user IP is in Vietnam. I had no idea Home Depot has stores there. Plus his added spam URL

The poor sentence wording gave him away too
I'm not among the privileged to be able to see IPs on an email post update to a forum site.

No HD in 'Nam and they pulled out of China leaving only US, CA and MX stores now.

As far as sentence structure - in today's world and especially the Gen X and millennial generations is not a way to discredit a thread post. Add in texting spelling and punctuation and it's even less definitive.
01-04-2017 05:42 PM
Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
It may have been a spammer - but again, a lot of newbies don't know any better.

Dave W
The user IP is in Vietnam. I had no idea Home Depot has stores there. Plus his added spam URL

The poor sentence wording gave him away too
01-04-2017 01:51 PM
'48 Austin Lenox has my vote.
01-04-2017 05:18 AM
Irelands child It may have been a spammer - but again, a lot of newbies don't know any better. As far as a DeWalt blade that the 'spammer' recommended - they are one of my last choices and bought at Home Depot/Lowe's and used only when needed and my last Lenox has no teeth left.

DBM - please resurrect some of the old threads. Maybe I would spend some more time here. I'm really tired of the 'what's the best gizmo for my Blivet 8 to make it run fast" and the major reason I check in only occasionally.

Dave W
01-04-2017 05:02 AM
deadbodyman So what, as a matter of fact I posted in it back then and had something else to add to it. Its still a good thread, now its better. Actually the older threads are better and worth adding on to. someone else might have something useful to add that nobody thought of. I might even spend this weekend raising the dead threads just for something to do and spark some life into this slowly dying site.
01-04-2017 04:50 AM
Crosley 6 year old thread. Brought forward via a spammer that was cleaned & banned.
01-04-2017 04:33 AM
Originally Posted by matt167 View Post
When cutting sheetmetal, I'v found to slow the blade down. doesn't cut slower on thin stuff, but it keeps the heat down..

I found some Kobalt brand I bought for a hand saw a few years ago ( takes a sawsall blade ) and used them to cut the box up off the parts truck. 6" 14 TPI. Cut at speed 4 out of 6, and I used 2 blades to cut the entire floor out of the box ( need a patch for another truck ) and then cut the box in 1/2.. Went out to get another rear end today ( Explorer 3.73 disc brake ) and stopped at lowes for another pkg of them
The thinner the metal the more TPI (teeth per inch) you need. Most don't know this and think they have a crap blade because it wears out fast but using a blade made for thin metal with a lot of TPI on thick steel will do the same thing. The oil is a must have if you want to prolong the life of any blade or cutting tool. Thanks for bringing it up. Some guys always blame the blade (or tool) when its actually improper use that wears them out. Its a good thing a sawzall blade can only go in one way, some dumas will be saying its a cheap blade and the problem is, its in backwards.
Rule#1) Drill bits and saw blades shouldn't make sparks when in use.
05-30-2011 08:55 PM
matt167 I have only bent the Lenox gold, because I have them in 9". Cutting thru the cab blind, hit inner supports a lot, and the blades do bend. But they hold the best edge and just keep going. Most of mine were damaged beyond usability only because they were bent beyond usability... The Kobalts seem to be last better than I thought. I ran out of new blades. Went thru the kobalts destined for the trash, straightened some that still had an edge, and with a decent amount of oil, finished my cutting
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