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    Blades for sawzall

    Went to hardware store got some bi metal blades diablos and irwin couldnt get any spyders. Got 3 different types can someone tell me what kinds of scrap i can use them for so i dont mess a blade up? 1 is irwin 18tpi 8" 203mm. Diablo is 6" thin metal less than 1/8" 20/24 tpi full contact the other is 9" 18 tpi medium metal goes up to 5/16" would 5\16" be a big copper pipe? Thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Went to hardware store got some bi metal blades diablos and irwin couldnt get any spyders. Got 3 different types can someone tell me what kinds of scrap i can use them for so i dont mess a blade up? 1 is irwin 18tpi 8" 203mm. Diablo is 6" thin metal less than 1/8" 20/24 tpi full contact the other is 9" 18 tpi medium metal goes up to 5/16" would 5\16" be a big copper pipe? Thanks.
    Blades are like tires, they will wear down. You will mess them up. That's just how it goes.

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    I do hope the minutes on your phone are topped off. Wait, 911 calls are always free, aren't they?

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    Lol. Thats a good one=). I have correct ppe for the ocasion got some things from gearcor level 4 kevlar gloves back support for lifting got a face shield from uline for impacts and boots with met gaurds and safety toes plus steel shank for reinforment haha. I just want to know if i can use the thin metal blade for cutting off ac ends? Blades dont really tell what u can cut with them just shows angle metal ugh.

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    When you say "I've got the PPE" it reminds me of business. If we give you the equipment to be safe, you'll be safe, right?

    It reminds me of the Dr. Dimento based song... something along the lines of getting trained by a Karate Instructor/Kung Fu master.... student says "I've got the pajamas, so train me".

    You can use a wood saw to cut copper. Think about that.

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    Haha i forgot to menton knee pads=). I like those songs and wierd al also. I only learned of the term recently haha thought i would be fancy and use it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Haha i forgot to menton knee pads=). I like those songs and wierd al also. I only learned of the term recently haha thought i would be fancy and use it once.
    What was the knee pads use for by the way? Can you tell me?

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    Mostly for work but in case i drop something. I would supose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamTheGreatest View Post
    You can use a wood saw to cut copper. Think about that.
    Exactly, the course tooth blade won't clog up with soft copper.
    The art of survival is a story that never ends. American Hustle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kss View Post
    Blades are like tires, they will wear down. You will mess them up. That's just how it goes.
    I carry plenty of spares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Went to hardware store got some bi metal blades diablos and irwin couldnt get any spyders. Got 3 different types can someone tell me what kinds of scrap i can use them for so i dont mess a blade up? 1 is irwin 18tpi 8" 203mm. Diablo is 6" thin metal less than 1/8" 20/24 tpi full contact the other is 9" 18 tpi medium metal goes up to 5/16" would 5\16" be a big copper pipe? Thanks.
    Any of those will work on copper some better than others. if it were me I would use a coarse tooth blade on copper and or aluminum.

    Very fine tooth for cutting exhaust pipe and run the saws thing a slow speed, otherwise you just end up over heating the blade when this happens the temper from the steel is gone, You've annealed the blade.

    If you really want to become a professional use a blade lubricant.


    Olson Saw #AC70010 Saw Blade Lubricant Stick for Band Saw Blades


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    For the U tubes on AC coils, I use a side grinder with a diamond masonry blade. Cuts through cleanly and never wears out.

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    A diamond blade cool. Very expensive also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    A diamond blade cool. Very expensive also.
    Well, you can use blade after blade or buy a diamond wheel that will never wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Lol. Thats a good one=). I have correct ppe for the ocasion got some things from gearcor level 4 kevlar gloves back support for lifting got a face shield from uline for impacts and boots with met gaurds and safety toes plus steel shank for reinforment haha. I just want to know if i can use the thin metal blade for cutting off ac ends? Blades dont really tell what u can cut with them just shows angle metal ugh.
    With a reciprocating saw large teeth are used on most nonferrous and fine teeth for steel. Lennox is the most common brand I use based on price and longevity. Being lazy sometimes I just use my grinder with a cut off wheel (I will be trying a diamond wheel in the near future based on the recommendations here) or even my skill saw with a metal wheel.

    I do not know how you can get anything done with all the safety equipment you wear, have to put on and off, and keep track of. I am more of a minimalist. More on this in another thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    With a reciprocating saw large teeth are used on most nonferrous and fine teeth for steel. Lennox is the most common brand I use based on price and longevity. Being lazy sometimes I just use my grinder with a cut off wheel (I will be trying a diamond wheel in the near future based on the recommendations here) or even my skill saw with a metal wheel.

    I do not know how you can get anything done with all the safety equipment you wear, have to put on and off, and keep track of. I am more of a minimalist. More on this in another thread.
    I find using leather gloves and being old enough to require glasses to do most any close up work takes care of my safety needs. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    I am more of a minimalist.
    Me likewise and have the scars to prove it.

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