A pair of blades that spin in opposite directions make this saw fit for any task
By Max FischerPosted 04.09.2012 at 12:26 pm 0 Comments
To saw different materials, users often need to switch blades. A blade with big teeth, for example, cuts wood quickly because it scoops out a lot of material with each tooth. But those same big teeth make the saw kick back toward the user if applied to a harder substance such as steel. Conversely, a blade with small teeth won't cause kickback on steel but is needlessly slow on wood. The new TwinBlade Saw from Ridgid cuts through nearly any material without requiring the user to change blades. Instead of employing one blade, the TwinBlade rotates a pair in opposite directions. Because two blades are working at once, the saw cuts faster. And the opposing spinning motions balance each other out, minimizing kickback. See how the saw works here.
By Max FischerPosted 10.21.2011 at 1:59 pm 2 Comments
Most saw blades don't have the strength to chew through the compressed particle board that has become so common in construction. DeWalt and Bosch's new blades, however, have extra teeth to grab the faux wood ahead of the cutting edge and literally pull the blade forward. The result: a more controllable slice that's easier on workers' arms.
By Max FischerPosted 07.01.2011 at 3:52 pm 0 Comments
Over the past five years, 12-volt battery-powered tools have been rapidly replacing their corded counterparts. Among these upgrades, the Rockwell Trans4mer merges the portability of a 12 volt with true versatility, combining a jigsaw and a reciprocating saw into one shape-shifting 2.6-pound tool.