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Bosch Daredevil Recip Demo Blades

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  • #67031

    kzcarp
    Pro

    I just noticed these on the reward list and definitely encourage anyone who uses a heavy Demo type recip blade to try these out, you won’t be disappointed.
    I just finished a rotted mudsill/band joist replacement and before I started I grabbed three of these blades to get me through the job. Sectioning out the old (and not as rotted as I thought) nail infested timbers was no easy job, but one blade handled chunking up the 12′ section into bite sized 2′ pieces. I am very pleased with these blades, I think they performed better than my usual go to for these jobs, Lenox Demo blades.

    kevin

    #67055

    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Kevin, It is great to hear that the Daredevils are better than Lenox blades. I have always sworn by Lenox but I guess its time to turn the page and look at yet another well made Daredevil product.

    #67216

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I’ve used the daredevil demo blades on a couple different occasions and really liked them. Nothing I hate worse than a flimsy sawzall blade.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    Housewright Construction

    #67433

    kzcarp
    Pro

    Jason, I still have a favorite Lenox. For cuts in metal (pipe, angle) the 810R is the blade I go for. I’ve not found anything better to use on a recip for those cuts.

    kevin

    #67438

    Rob
    Pro
    Birmingham, Alabama

    I also usually go to Lennox (probably because they sent me a bunch of free stuff in the past) but will give these a try.

    #67525

    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I also usually go to Lennox (probably because they sent me a bunch of free stuff in the past) but will give these a try.

    Funny Rob, that is how I got hooked on Lennox stuff. Now I go out of my way to use their blades on everything I can. I do look forward to getting some of these daredevils on BTP and giving them a run.

    #67965

    Anonymous

    How do they hold up with nails? I’ve been cutting a lot of 1/4″ metal material lately, Wish I would have tried that 810R. I’m not very impressed with what I’ve been using. Although 1/4″ is asking a lot

    #68028

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    I also got hooked from the free Lenox blades but had a hard time finding them around here. I picked up some Daredevils on Amazon and honestly find them every bit as good – not that I use a ton of them. I did however have to take it out in the living room last night, I forgot to cut the end off the bottom of the Christmas tree when I installed it and the daredevil make quick work of it 🙂 I also have a big pack of Milwaukee blades, I’d give them a resounding ‘Meh’. Daredevils are much better.

    #68199

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    hmm i might have to claim some of them thar blades.. as i havent used the new daredevil recip blades. ive used several of teh older generation of bosch recip blades

    typically we just use milwaukee AXE 12″ blades for demolition. we get them in packs of 100

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #68214

    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    typically we just use milwaukee AXE 12″ blades for demolition. we get them in packs of 100

    Well for packs of 100, I’m sure that you can’t go wrong. This is a very interesting thread on different blades. What makes them that much better, the way they cut, the longevity of the blades? I only have experience with the Daredevil spade bits and love them.

    #68221

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    sven.. those blades are normally about $10 individually but by buying them in a 100 pack it works out to $4 a blade after tax

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #68256

    kzcarp
    Pro

    Jeff that is a good deal. $ 4. Is that US $, Canadian $, or Swedish Krona for Sven.

    Sven, the Daredevil blades seem to stay sharp for quite a while. I’m still on the same blade that I did the sill job with. It’s still going strong. The thicker Demo blades don’t bend and become useless as easily as the regular duty blades. With the extra metal heat buildup becomes a problem especially on deep cuts. The Daredevil seems to clear the kerf of sawdust better than the other blades I have used, no pulling chunks of wood off the sill and the ends being “dusty”. All of these factors contribute to ease of use and longevity in the blade.

    kevin

    #68276

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    sven its canadian.

    we go through recip blades like crazy on remodels so its just much more cost effective to buy them that way. we do the same sorta thing with circ saw blades. though occaionally we get free circ saw blades from our lumberyard

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #84794

    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    I’ve liked my bosch blades i just got. I’ve liked the milwaukee or lennox ones as well. Rigid ones are pretty poor but they are cheap.

    #84799

    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    I used the DeWalt yellow blades for a while – not super impressed with them. They have a new “2X” blade out that are supposed to be pretty good:

    http://dewalt.com/reciprocating-saw-blades-and-hole-saws

    I have the Milwaukee Ax blades (better than the yellow DeWalt) and some Freud Diablo (haven’t tried yet).

    Resident Sign Guy

    #115424

    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Thought this post deserves a bump since a lot of us just received a bunch of Bosch DareDevil Demo blades in our gift box.

    #115452

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Good idea, I might do a review of some of those metal blades I got it. I have so many now I kind of want to give the recip a workout. I have some other brand ones I think I’ll compare.

    #115671

    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    good for you, i didnt get any metal blades, only demo.

    #278366

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    Has anyone tried the progressor blades? I love them in my jig saw, not the smoothest but remove the material pretty quick

    #278386

    I used the DeWalt yellow blades for a while – not super impressed with them. They have a new “2X” blade out that are supposed to be pretty good:

    http://dewalt.com/reciprocating-saw-blades-and-hole-saws

    I have the Milwaukee Ax blades (better than the yellow DeWalt) and some Freud Diablo (haven’t tried yet).

    I’ve used the Dewalt blades in the last but like you, not too impressed. I have Lennox blades now but would,be willing to give a shot for the 2x ones. Have you used them or is it just coworkers that like them? As far as the Daredevil blades my local,Lowes is selling them and I have read decent reviews but have no experience with them,

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