Reciprocating blade question...


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Old 01-14-06, 11:12 PM
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Reciprocating blade question...

I feel almost stupid for asking this, but...I have a reciprocating saw that I may use while doing some drywall and stud removal. I have been looking at blades, but they don't mention use for drywall. Is there a particular blade that is better for drywall? I've seen "uses for" metal, wood, demolition, pruning, etc...but nothing I would say "Yep, I should use this blade". Any advice for this clueless DIY'er?

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Old 01-15-06, 05:32 AM
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Hmm...I'm not sure I've ever used a recip on drywall
It's always by hand
If I need a careful cut in the drywall, I use the drywal handsaw or the roto-zip
Mostly I try and peel/pry the drywall off
Any cutting makes a lot of dust

....thinking about it, I always bust through (hammer) and pry off (hammer, wonderbar, prybar) drywall
I don't want to run a sawsall blade through any wires or hit any pipes

For the framing I use the wood/metal combo blades
I'm sure a lot of drywall pieces get narfed with that, but mostly the drywall is gone by then
At least the big pieces anyway
 
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Old 01-15-06, 05:53 AM
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any blade will cut drywall ,its really nothing but paper covred chalk . I like the combo blades by skill that will do both wood and metal for demo work if you hit a nail just keep right on going .
 
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Old 01-15-06, 06:06 AM
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thinking about it you need a blade with aggressive teeth , look at drywall saw, if you try to use a to fine a blade it will quickly clog
 
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Old 01-15-06, 11:25 AM
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Thanks all. I may just use the spiral saw I have at work for the drywall and the recip. saw for studs. Thanks for the input!
 
 

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