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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Might Be Time... buy my brother-in-law some new blades for his Sawzall.

    Here are three blades I pretty much toasted a couple of days ago installing a doggie door through a stucco wall. These were all good quality bi-metal Lennox blades. Two of them were "plaster" blades and the third was a "demolition" blade. By the time I got the hole cut in the exterior wall, they were more like "plastered" and "demolished" blades. These are shown in reverse order. The first one that I used is shown on the bottom of the photo. I just about busted a gut laughing so hard when I pulled the blade out of the wall and saw the total lack of teeth. Kinda explained why the cutting had slowed down so much.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    WOW! That stucco is some tough stuff!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Don't make em like they used to.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Hummm...three new parting tools!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice butter knives. For stucco, you might try a 4" or 4 1/2" grinder with a diamond/masonary blade, will make quick work of the stone, then cut through with the sawzall.

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Hummm...three new parting tools!

    Reminds me of when the guy came out to install the long haul wireless at the house. He was trying to use a regular drill bit to go through the concrete siding. I kept saying "you'll need a concrete bit", when he pulled the bit out of the wall the tip just glowed red.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    When you tackle these types of're supposed to grit your teeth, not grind your teeth
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    if you were to add a spacer block you could get more miles out of those blades you one ate the center out the ends are still good
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    I hope you treat your guitars better! Guess they wouldn't make a good hole for the pups
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    I have never seen anything so worn.

    You must have melted you way through

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