If you’ve kept up with my blogs, then you already know that I’ve done a lot of reviews on different saw blades that have been rolled out over the past year or so. While some of these reviews may seem repetitive, it’s important to keep in mind that with technology constantly changing and evolving, the blades that are coming out are constantly improving and offering different cuts and quality, so stick with me!
First on the chopping block (literally), we have the Diablo 7-1/4 in. x 48-Teeth Cerment Steel Demon Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Blade. No guys, that is not a typo and is not supposed to say “cement” it is “cerment” and is a new technology that Diablo has incorporated into their blade to give you the best of the best cutting experience. This Metal Cutting Circular Saw uses Cerment (ceramic and metallic blend) teeth that provide a high heat tolerance and increased hardness for superior wear and ultimate cutting life, lasting up to 40x longer than standard carbide metal saw cutting blades. This is truly a game changer in the longevity of blade life and is a great new technology. Not only does this Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade extend its life by using cerment, it also has a triple chip tooth design that provides burr-free finishes that require no-rework, and longer cutting life. One of the reasons the Diablo Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade is as durable and outlasts the competition is the tri-metal shock resistant brazing. This is a 3 metal brazing system that allows the cerment teeth to withstand extreme impact providing maximum durability. Another contributor to the long lasting life of this blade is the Perma-SHIELD non-stick coating that resists heat build up by protecting the blade against gumming and corrosion. If you’re getting the feeling that this blade incorporates every type of technology known in the world of saw blades, its because it does. That is why diablo blades are front runners in the blade world, they really know what they’re doing!
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Another notable quality about this blade is the laser cut stabilizer and arbor. The Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade has an advanced laser cut stabilizer that vents trap noise and vibration for maximum stability, keeping the blade cool for straight, accurate cuts in metal cutting applications. Also, the laser cut arbor reduces vibration and premature wear for accurate blade rotation when in use on the saw. Vibration reduction is crucial in metal cutting and this blade does a good job on cutting down on vibration giving you much more stable and consistent cuts. Additionally, the laser cut thin kerf design provides less resistance and heat build-up for east of cut, accuracy, and long cutting life in metal applications. To get an idea of what the Diablo Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade is capable of, it cuts 1/16 in. to ¼ in. wall thickness in steel studs, angle iron, flat bar, channel, and EMT conduit. It cuts 1/16 in. to ¼ in. wall thickness in plate and bar stock and is able to cut ¼ in. to 1 in. dia threaded rod.
In order to give you guys a well rounded review, I thought I’d throw in my review of the Milwaukee 6 in. 7 TPI Torch Carbide Teeth Metal Cutting SAWZALL reciprocating Saw Blade. Anyone who has followed me on any form of social media knows that I am a fan of Milwaukee tools. They just always seem to have high quality tools and this Milwaukee Recip Blade is no exception. The Milwaukee Recip Blade has Carbide teeth for 50x life over standard blades. The carbide teeth on this blade definitely are a close competition with the diablo cerment technology that is used on the blade I reviewed above. The secret in these carbide teeth are that they incorporate 25% more carbide per tooth then an average blade for extreme life. Blade manufacturers are constantly thinking up new ways to extend the life of the blade. Technology like adding more carbide and the cerment that Diablo uses are just two prime examples of how tool companies are improving their tools as technology evolves. Lastly, the Milwaukee Recip Blade uses 7 TPI for fast, efficient cutting in thick and extreme metals.
While they are made from two different companies and designed for different types of cuts, these blades are definitely two very good options to add to your shop.
Typically, with any quality piece of equipment you’re going to see a higher price tag then you would on just a standard baseline model. The Diablo Metal Cutting Circular Saw Blade comes in at $29.97 which some may think is high, but for the amount of time this blade lasts, you get your moneys worth. The Milwaukee Recip Blade is only $11.97 for a 1-pack which is a great price for the quality of the blade you’re getting. Once again, keep in mind that these blades are specifically designed for metal so for under $45, you can get two high quality metal cutting blades to add to your blade arsenal for metal related projects.
I have for a long time been a big fan of both Milwaukee tools, and Diablo blades. Both of these products are a really solid product. Especially the Diablo 7 1/4" Cerement Steel Demon blade. I love carbide blade cutting, and i cant lie, this blade is a beast. All in all both are really good choices for any PRO or any hobbiest, you will not be disappointed.
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