If you have been involved in construction or demolition work, you most likely have used a reciprocating saw. It is also commonly used to make straight and curved cuts and pruning trees. One of the most important accessories for reciprocatong blades
. Familiar with the types of reciprocatong blades can improve your work efficiency and safety.
1. Carbon Steel Blades
Carbon steel blades are cheap and versatile. They are very flexible and provide you with enough maneuverability for easy cutting. Although they are not that durable, it is a relatively soft blade. This blade is best for cutting cork or plastic. However, if you use this blade to cut hardwoods and metals, you may need to sharpen them from time to time or replace them completely with a new blade.
2. Speed Steel Blades
Compared with carbon steel blades, speed steel blades are heat-resistant and stronger. Compared with carbon steel blades, they will provide you with longer service. Durability reduces the flexibility of speed steel blades but no need to worry; you can easily cut metal and thick wood with this blade.
3. Bimetal Blades
It is a combination of speed steel and carbon steel blades. This combination gives the bimetal blades flexibility, durability, heat resistance and so on. It also has a longer service life, although it will cost more than the previously mentioned blades. If you are cutting heavy and dense materials every day, then bimetal will be your best choice.
4. Carbide-Tipped Blades
This is also a bimetal blade; usually, it is a mixture of tungsten or titanium and carbon. The tooth is the only part of the blade with a carbide tip. Compared with any other blades, cemented carbide blades have heat resistance and impact resistance, and have a longer service life. You can easily cut any heavy metal sheet or dense wood with this blade.
5. Carbide Blades
This is a tungsten carbide blade, you won't find any teeth on this blade, instead of having teeth like all traditional blades, it has an abrasive strip. It is a hard and durable blade that can easily cut almost anything without damaging them prematurely.
6. Diamond Alloy Blades
This is an expensive blade, mainly used for clean cutting of any dense material. The hard and delicate characteristics of this blade make it very suitable for cutting any glass effectively without causing any premature damage to the glass. You can use this blade to cut concerts and gems effortlessly. Compared with any other blade, it will provide you with long-term service.
With the right blade, you can cut wood, metal, concrete, glass, tree branches, plaster, etc. effortlessly. If you want to know more about the types of reciprocating tools after reading the above content, you can contact us for a more comprehensive solution.
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