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July 01, 2020
"This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign."
Diablo has always been a brand that I've highly respected, and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon. Diablo's new steel cutting blade is redefining metal cutting with safer and new innovation and I can't wait to share more about it.
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To test out the Diablo Steel Demon blade, I am coupling it with my DEWALT circular saw and I must say, they make a great team. One of the items I used to take this blade for a run was a metal flat bar. It cut like butter! Normally I use a jigsaw to make my metal cuts, but I am retiring the jigsaw because this blade can truly cut.
This particular saw blade features Cermet teeth that provide a high heat tolerance and increased hardness for great cutting life, which allows the blade to last up to 40X longer than a regular carbide metal cutting blade.
As you can see, the Diablo blade made clean cuts on the metal flat bar. With the advanced laser cut stabilizer vents, it traps noise and vibration for stability, which allows the the blade to remain cool for straight, accurate cuts.
The best part is that they have blades with all sizes and all types of features. So you if you don't have the bigger 7 1/4" circular saw, Diablo has blades to fit your needs.
Shown above is the 6 1/2" Steel Demon Saw blade in the Ryobi Circular saw, and the two 30-Teeth 5 3/8 in saw blade and 5 1/2" saw blade.
The 6 1/2" Saw blade features trim-metal shock resistant brazing that allows the metal cutting carbide tips to withstand extreme impact. It cut through the metal so easily.
I remember doing some barn door projects and cutting through metal with a jigsaw. It was a complete nightmare. This metal cutting blade makes it so easy.
The 30-Teeth saw blades both have the laser cut stabilizer vents that traps noise and vibration as well as keeping the blade cool.
I actually didn't have this metal bar clamp down, I was holding it with my hadn't and the vibration was minimal, which for me was nice because I don't always like spending the time clamping things down (even though it's probably safer).
Tri-Metal Shock Resistant Brazing
Diablo's tri-metal shock resistant brazing is a three metal brazing system that allows cermet teeth to withstand extreme impact for maximum durability making this blade extremely efficient when cutting through metals.
Versatility of Cuts
I love that this blade has the ability to cut through so many things. I feel like I'm getting a bang for my buck. Check out the last below of what this blade can actually do.
- Cuts 1/16 in. to 1/4 in. wall thickness in steel studs, EMT conduit, angle iron, flat bar, and channel
- Cuts 1/4 in. to 1 in. diameter threaded rod
- Cuts 1/16 in. to 1/4 in. wall thickness in plate and bar stock
Triple Chip Tooth Design
The Triple Chip Tooth Design provides burr-free finishes that eliminate rework, and allow for a longer cutting life.
The Perma-SHIELD non-stick coating protects the blade against gumming and corrosion which resists heat build-up.
This seems to be a great blade but I question how long the blade would actually last after making an excessive amount of cuts. I am anxious to see how the blade operates under wear and tear.
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