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Old 01-24-2015, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default Diablo carbide sawzall blades

Bought these blades a few months back. Usually use the bi metal Diablo or Milwaukee. Both make great blades. These carbide tipped blades however are amaZing. BUT.... they'll run you about 10 bux a blade for the 9". Overall great blades.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

I saw them on the shelf at HD and was intrigued. I wondered what their durability would be like compared to a standard bimetal blade - I wondered if they would be likely to chip one of the carbide teething the sawzall skips around some (like they tend to do occasionally).
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

I have noticed those Diablo carbide blades too. I picked up some Milwaukee blue torch sawzall blades and they work nicely. They cost about $3 each blade so not nearly expensive as the Diablo carbide and I have been impressed with the speed and durability but I do want to give the Diablo a try.
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades



I don't think the carbide would be any less stable on a sawzall blade vs circ saw blade. They make a carbide grit blade, and I heard those tend to brake off.
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

I picked up the Diablo 14 pc. demo blade set w/storage case at HD on 1/3/15 that included the 9" carbide blade as a free promo (15 blades total) for the reg price of $29.97. The promo blade sets were mixed in together with the reg sets on the display hook and were hard to notice without looking closely at the packaging. The item numbers were even the same with exception of an added letter at the end of the number on the promo set. Wouldn't surprise me if some are still available at many of the HD's!

Haven't had a chance to try out the carbide blade yet, so can't comment on it's performance.
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These blades are bad ass. When I installed my drive way culvert pipe I used one blade to cut both mitered ends of a 24" tar coated pipe. I think. It was almost 25 total length of cuts that the one blade made. I'm sold on their durability and they do not bend like other blades I've used in the past.
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

I bought a carbide grit Diablo when I had to cut some cast iron. I ended up not using it, the Milwaukee Torch did just fine, but I have it on standby. I have several of the Diablo demo blades, but I don't think the ones I have use the carbide teeth. I will have to pick one up and test it out.
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

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I don't think the carbide would be any less stable on a sawzall blade vs circ saw blade. They make a carbide grit blade, and I heard those tend to brake off.
The one you have pictured is different than the heavy metal cutting blade that is out there.

This is the one that I want to try....looks more metal specific than the one you show.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-6-...08CF/205426155
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

Diablo blades are badass, got a couple of free packs of 5 last year after my HD screwed up a promo. Man, those things can cut!. Haven't tried the Torch yet, but haven't really been to impressed with the regular Milwaukee blades.
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Default Re: Diablo carbide sawzall blades

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I picked up the Diablo 14 pc. demo blade set w/storage case at HD on 1/3/15 that included the 9" carbide blade as a free promo (15 blades total) for the reg price of $29.97. The promo blade sets were mixed in together with the reg sets on the display hook and were hard to notice without looking closely at the packaging. The item numbers were even the same with exception of an added letter at the end of the number on the promo set. Wouldn't surprise me if some are still available at many of the HD's!

Haven't had a chance to try out the carbide blade yet, so can't comment on it's performance.
I grabbed the same set. Haven't tried the carbide blade either. Now I want one of those carbide metal cutting blades too.

I didn't look too close but I had assumed the Diablo blades were the same Swiss made blades that are available under a few different names- wonder if anyone else will be bringing a similar/identical carbide blade to the market as well.
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$10/blade!

I have about four packs of the Craftsman swiss-made blades that are $6.99/pack, gotta burn through those before I'd consider spending more.
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