August 30, 2017
This saw blade review will give you a reason to want to pick up a Makita reciprocating saw.
This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign.
Since I started building, Diablo has always been a trusted name I've heard people recommend. So I was excited to try out these Carbide Pruning and Clean Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blades. Even better then trying these blades out, I get to test them with the Makita Reciprocating Saw.
But before I started testing these babies out I knew I had to create some kind of storage for these blades because they definitely fall under the "tools I'll most likely lose list" so in addition to this saw blade review, I created a holding box for my blades, reciprocating saw, and saw battery.
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Its amazing the kind of space and time you save from having the proper storage. This sits right on my shelf in my garage and I now have no worries that I will lose those blades! The best part was it only took me 30 mins to build and it looks pretty nice next to my Makita Pin nailer!
Luckily, I have put some plans together so you can create your own too. I used MDF to build this because I had some scraps lying around but I would recommend using pine at least for sturdier storage. Check out the free plans below!
Step 1: Attach the bottom (11.5"x 21.75") piece to the back (12" x 21.75") piece together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Pocket holes should be made on the bottom piece.
Step 2: Attach the two side pieces to the assembled storage using a brad nailer and brad nails along with wood glue.
The corner pieces were cut out with my jigsaw.
and then attached with a brad nailer and wood glue.
Step 3: Attach the triangular pieces to the assembled storage using wood glue.
Step 4: Begin assembling the saw holder piece by attaching the back (3.25"x2.5") rectangle to the front (2.5"x2.5") square using wood glue and brad nails.
Step 5: Attach the two side holders to the assembled saw holder piece with wood glue and brad nails. I cut this piece out on my Ryobi Bandsaw.
Step 6: Attach the assembled saw holder piece to the storage with wood glue and brad nails. The top of the saw holder piece should be placed across from the triangular piece at one inch.
Step 7: Cut out spaces in your two 7" (1x2) pieces and attach to the storage using wood glue.
I drilled a hole in the back of my stor of my storage for my charger cord but this is optional to you.
and Waaa-lahhhh!! The perfect storage for your saw!
Now back to the blades! These blades are Diablo's first carbide pruning blade. It's cutting life is much greater than that of regular pruning blades and its carbide tooth geometry delivers fast and effortless cuts.
Using this Diablo blade coupled with the Makita Reciprocating saw is making my process of breaking down my pallet sectional down super easy. It's strengthened, oversized blade body makes cutting a breeze.
This was my first experience with a reciprocating saw and I was well pleased with this thing. It's definitely got some power. It has a compact design that made it easy to carry, and though it looks like a heavy tool, I found it easy to work with.
I also liked the easiness of changing out the blade. No real work involved and luckily Makita's batteries can be used across tools. I am a fan of both of these products. If you enjoyed this saw blade review and want some of your own, be sure to check out your local Home Depot.
I acknowledge that the Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the The Home Depot Pro-Spective Campaign. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purposes of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own. My post complies with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
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