Downstroke reciprocating saw blades?


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Old 02-16-22, 01:58 PM
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Downstroke reciprocating saw blades?

Does anyone make a downstroke reciprocating saw blade? I'm looking for blades with a relatively fine tooth pitch for primarily for cutting wood but I have a need to metal cutting blades too.

I cannot find any in online searches - just lots of results for jigsaw blades.
 
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Old 02-16-22, 04:10 PM
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Not that I know of. A sawzall isn't really a tool used for finish work. Why can't you use a standard blade? There's dozens of them for all types of wood and metal.
 
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Why can't you use a standard blade?
I want to use the blade manually, in a handle made for reciprocating saw blades. I often have a small task that a jigsaw could do but it would be much more convenient (and safer and quieter and less messy) to be able to grab a hand tool. And for hand use I would need a down stroke (or neutral) tooth.

Jab saws and most keyhole saws have blades that are way too coarse.

If a downstroke reciprocating blade is not available, it appears my options are:

1) to buy a handle for a jigsaw blade (although I cannot find one that accepts T-shank blades)
2) buy a pad saw (replacement blades are not cheap and not widely available)
3) make my own handle to accept T-shank blades.
 
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Old 02-16-22, 05:10 PM
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Seems easy enough to make handle for a jig saw blade. Piece of wood, drill a hole and use a pin or screw.
 
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Something like this work for you?
https://www.amazon.com/Tools-Dovetai...dp/B0001GLEZI/
Thanks, that blade is 1.5" wide. I may be able to use that item for other things but what I need is a smaller blade - like for joining two 3/8" holes to make a slot.
 
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Look into the Leatherman Surge that has a t-shank adapter.
 
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Old 02-17-22, 02:05 PM
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A small pair of vice grips make an excellent handle for a saw blade.
You could use a bench grinder to shape it into what you need.
 
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There are multiple jab saws that accept sawzall blades, but this is about the smallest sawzall blade there is.

My point is that no, you're not going to find a downcutting sawzall blade (and 99% of sawzall blades are too big to fit into a 3/8" hole anyway). So you might as well look for jab saws / tools that accept jigsaw blades, since jigsaw blades DO come in downcutting and almost all of them would fit in a 3/8" hole. (U shank or t shank.)
 
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