The modern jobsite has become a tough place. Builders count on their saw blades to cut through a wide range of evolved materials, which are more sustainable, weather repellant and stress resistant year after year.

In fact, most standard blades on the market are now prone to dulling, breaking, and failing outright when jobsite professionals need them most. This costs professionals time and money in blade changes, resulting in longer and more expensive projects.

Fortunately, certain specialized tool companies are stepping up to provide innovative blades that are better equipped for the challenges of a modern jobsite. This “next generation” of saw blades will address never-before-seen challenges with a versatile, one blade premium solution.

Here’s five reasons you should add one to your arsenal today:

1. A Variety of Material Needs to Be Cut with One Blade.

Jobsite workers need a blade that can do it all. They need a demolition or framing blade that can cut through not just wood, but also shingles, laminated beams, treated lumber and other jobsite materials. It’s important to choose a blade with a specialized carbide, advanced grind technology and sophisticated tooth brazing, as these features typically offer unmatched durability across a wide range of materials.

2. Cordless Saws Are No Longer an Option—They’re Essential.

Cordless saws have met the demand of the modern jobsite by offering a powerful option when cords aren’t allowed or juice isn’t available. They’ve become the go-to tool over corded saws thanks to their versatility. As such, professionals need a blade that won’t waste battery life. A next generation blade offers an optimized thin kerf design for an ease of feed, less friction and reduced vibration. This lets workers get more cuts per charge on cordless saws, resulting in greater productivity.

3. Older Blades Just Can’t Cut It.

A saw blade may be intended for demolition and framing, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s equipped to handle the modern jobsite. Older generation blades lack efficiency in new forms of nail-embedded wood, shingles, certain types of laminated wood and even some blends of softwood. They also don’t consider the efficiency needed for more prevalent tools such as cordless saws. The jobsite they were specifically designed for essentially doesn’t exist anymore, so they often lack specific features that have become project staples.

4. Material Is Expensive, Recycled and Full of Unseen Obstacles.

With new construction material comes new types of nails, screws and other modern fasteners. Workers are asked to work with this material again and again for multiple purposes because of its price. The end result? More cuts. New generation blades meet this challenge head on by incorporating newer, more specialized carbide blends. A blade with technologically advanced, high tolerance 3-grind tooth processes can also keep the saw tracking straight and extend life. When combined, professionals can use a blade that allows them to focus more on getting results and less on wasting material.

5. Constantly Changing Saw Blades Is Also Expensive.

Changing blades for each application—or each time your blade dulls—is an option, sure, but it wastes time and energy that could be used completing a project. Every contractor can relate to searching for that pesky L-wrench! New generation blades are designed to handle any material in demolition or framing, making blade changes a thing of the past. They can also last up to 15-times longer than standard blades thanks to newly formulated carbide blends, optimized thin kerf designs and overall better brazing on each saw tooth.

Fifteen-times the lifespan means 15-times the savings for each project. The next generation of blade is here and the time to upgrade and save is now.