At the STAFDA event this past November Diablo premiered some of their saw blades new to the market. The blades were put through several convincing demonstrations and filmed by Tools of the Trade and JLC contributor Michael Springer. In the first, the Demo Demon, Diablo’s carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades, cut through hardened masonry nails embedded in wood – a challenge that stops bimetal blades dead in their tracks. In the second video, their new 7 1/4 –inch construction blade sailed through a torturous sandwich of lumber, lag bolts, and a few layers of asphalt shingles. Though neither demonstration depicts a common scenario in real-world use, the challenges illustrated each blade’s effectiveness and toughness.

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