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What Blade To Use With Reciprocating Saw / Sawzall

by The Handyguys

in Tools, Video Podcasts

Brian explains that there is only one blade that you need for demolition. Watch the show to learn about demolition blades for reciprocating saws.

Demolition blades for reciprocating saws

A reciprocating saw is not a tool for fine detail work. Its used for quick cuts and for demolition. Usually demolition. Don’t use it for fine carpentry.

The Axe by MilwaukeeThe Axe - demolition blades for reciprocating saws

The Ax, and similar demolition blades are thicker and heavier than cheaper blades. They wont bend as easily, will last longer and cut faster through wood embedded with nails.


The saw makes a difference too

In one of the earliest videos The Handyguys did they discussed reciprocating saw stroke length and how that effected the speed of cuts (and hence the ease of demolition). Check it out



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave May 27, 2015 at 8:41 am

Nice reciprocating saw blade guide. I sometimes overthink the process of choosing the right blade


Patrick Roy June 5, 2015 at 2:11 am

Nice information Handyguys. I am very much in need of this article. Your Video explains all this concept clearly. A big thanks for your information.


Anthony Docks June 9, 2015 at 8:37 am

You are needed in many of our lives so money can go further.


The Handyguys June 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Thanks for saying.


Marc March 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

Great video. The Milwaukee ax looks like a mean blade. Think that will be my next purchase.


Walter heil May 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Hi Guys, Just found your site today, A wealth of Knowledge thanks..
Question please…. I am working on a art project which consisted of unique pieces for driftwood attached to a stone base. There will be a metal 5-8 inch rod attached to the stone and the driftwood. My question is around attaching the metal rod to the stone base. I assume I would use a hammer drill for the hole and glue the rod in? What type of glue would you suggest? And should I use wood glue for glueing the driftwood and metal rod together ? Thanks, Walter


The Handyguys May 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

I would use epoxy for everything.


Samuel Thomas July 17, 2017 at 4:22 am

The video is great and also informative. Thanks for sharing.


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