Milwaukee Hackzall and Sawzall


Old 08-02-14, 12:21 AM
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Milwaukee Hackzall and Sawzall

anybody know if Hackzall blades will fit in the sawzall?

or, anybody know where i can get sawzall blades for nail embedded wood that is less the 5" long?

I am taking off 1" thick pine board roof decking. those 6" to 12 " demo blades will go through the BX and the plaster board ceiling. I know I bought 2-4" blades for the sawzall before, but now i cant find any.

I see they have 4" nail embedded wood blades for the hackzall.

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Old 08-02-14, 04:50 AM
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I have not noticed a difference in the attachment point of ANY brand if reciprocating blades. They seem pretty universal. Milwaukee is making many different applications in their blades, nowadays.
Old 08-02-14, 05:20 AM
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Yes, Hackzall and Sawzall blades are interchangeable.
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If your blade is too long, place it in a vise and break it to the appropriate length with a few back and forth bends.
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I had a case where I needed to carefully control the depth of my cut so I added a pad of wood to the foot on my reciprocating saw. I could have also used the grinder to shorten a blade, but the block of wood was quicker.

I now have 5" blades from Milwaukee #5184 with 18 tpi.

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I've lost track of the brands of blades I have - Bosch, Lenox, DeWalt, Milwaukee, ... but somewhere in there I have some seriously aggressive demo blades that are not that long. Off the top of my head they're Bosch.

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