I’ve put the Daredevil Framing Blade in a lot of people’s hands, and I’ve heard a lot of great things about it from them. One of the best parts about my job is when I get to put awesome, brand new products in peoples hands. Daredevil saw blades is one of those products.
During some of the field testing that we did before launching that blade, I heard lots of things like:
“This is the best blade I have ever used; I use a lot of blades in my profession. After a day of cutting treated 2 x 6s, the blade is still very sharp.” – Bruce Rutledge
It’s great to hear agreement from Handy Magazine, and the Handyman Club of America. I’d like to hear a little more agreement from the readers here, so the first 25 readers who make a comment about what you expect out of a saw blade will get a free Daredevil saw blade. I’ll contact the winners next week to get your shipping info.
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Cutting concrete is a tough job highlighted by bone-chilling cold in the winter, leather-skin inducing heat in the summer, plus rain, wind, snow, sleet and anything else good Mother Nature would like to deliver on a Tuesday afternoon in Terre Haute. So consider your tools carefully when doing cement cutting or grinding work. You’re investing a lot of sweat and grit in a harsh environment, sometimes for hours at a time. So make it count. Quality concrete blades mean the difference between a mediocre job and getting things done on time and on budget. At critical jobsites like roads or commercial building construction, every cut is a reflection on your experience and professionalism. Bosch diamond blades offer the highest concentration of premium diamonds. The greater number of diamonds translates into added durability out at the jobsite, and saves time and money. But don’t just take my word for it – try the new segmented, turbo or continuous rim diamond blades from Bosch on your next job. They last up to five times longer than the blades I used to use. If you don’t get a price-to-performance benefit in the Bosch blade, I’ll send you a free blade of your choice. Let me know how it’s going
Those of you who have traveled around the country know that concrete is not created equal, it varies from region to region. All concrete contains aggregate, and that aggregate is sourced locally. On a jobsite in St. Louis I saw a contractor show up to cut a foundation with a nice diamond chainsaw blade, only to leave without making a dent in anything but his wallet, because he ruined his blade. The next contractor came, noticed the flint based aggregate in the concrete, and anchored a rig to the wall that left a nice clean cut. That’s because he knew he needed a softer blade to cut the hard aggregate in that region.
So before you hit the road, take this aggregate map with you so that you can be sure to have the right blade for the job wherever you go, and you might want to bring an extra blade if you’re going to be tackling some flint based stuff.
While we are talking about concrete, here’s an article about how small cracks might be able to repair themselves in the near future, and this may help prevent some spalling. I love innovation in materials, and this is some incredible tech.
Picking the right blade for the job can save you time and money. This chart shows the different types of blades and what materials they work best with. Bosch just updated their Diamond formula to cut faster and last longer. I also like how they are taking some of the confusion out of the blade selection, by clearly saying what every blade was optimized to cut. You can check the new lineup out at Home Depot