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09-03-2017 05:40 PM

What is the longest reciprocating saw blade you have seen for sale? I have a 12” but would like a 24”.
I have seen that Fein makes a 24” blade but it looks like the Fein blades do not match with the Milwaukee or other standard reciprocating saws that all the blades in the big box stores or amazon sells.

The more aggressive cut the better but if I have to settle for something that will cut metal, I can use it, it would just take longer to cut.

Any ideas?


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#1 posted 09-03-2017 10:26 PM

Why would you need such a long blade? the stroke of a reciprocating saw is only around an inch or two.

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#2 posted 09-03-2017 10:32 PM

Buy the Fein blade and rivet or weld the
shank of a blade that will fit your saw to it.

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 10:34 PM

There might be longer out there but I haven’t seen them as far as aggressive for wood there’s one called “the ugly that’s great for trimming tree limbs but will not take hitting metal

https://www.amazon.com/SKIL-94903-Reciprocating-Blade-3-Piece/dp/B000BM6D4O

Oh
I found a 24”but it is the Fein blade also

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/92982289

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#4 posted 09-03-2017 11:42 PM



Buy the Fein blade and rivet or weld the
shank of a blade that will fit your saw to it.

- Loren

That might end being what I”ll have to do. Or, possibly take a few 12” blades and join them together. I don’t need the cut to be pretty.
I have to make some cuts on stock that’s 18-20 inches wide and I only have a clearance of about 3/4” to get in there.
I was able to use the 12” blade but I still need to make deeper cuts.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I might try an 18” keyhole saw but I’m worried about the blade holding up. This is some thick pieces of wood I’m cutting through.

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#5 posted 09-04-2017 01:49 AM



Why would you need such a long blade? the stroke of a reciprocating saw is only around an inch or two.

- MrRon

And what does stroke length have to do with needing a 24” blade?

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 02:13 AM

How about making one out of a handsaw.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 09-04-2017 03:23 AM



How about making one out of a handsaw.

- firefighterontheside

The problem is a handsaw blade is too thin. A reciprocating saw blade is rather thick so it won’t bind and fold up from the high speed.

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#10 posted 09-04-2017 06:54 PM

You could use a power hacksaw blade and grind the end to fit your saw, but they are expensive.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#power-hacksaw-blades/=198nhx1

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#11 posted 09-04-2017 07:02 PM

Is there another way to do what ever it is you’re trying to do.? Chainsaw?Band saw? big foot circular saw?
If it’s a one time cut perhaps you could rent another tool or buy a Harbor freight tool for the same as renting.

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#12 posted 09-04-2017 09:01 PM



Is there another way to do what ever it is you re trying to do.? Chainsaw?Band saw? big foot circular saw?
If it s a one time cut perhaps you could rent another tool or buy a Harbor freight tool for the same as renting.

- a1Jim

What I’m doing is trying to make some relief cuts in my lumber stacks where a couple boards have warped enough to raise up one side of the entire lumber pile. I have to be able to make some sacrificial cuts on those slabs to take the pressure off the stickers and let the pile lower down to level. If not, I’ll have a lot of boards that have a twist to them.

I “could” take apart the whole stack but these are stacks that are 4 foot wide and 5 foot tall and these boards that are warping are all near the bottom. They are lifting with enough force to raise one edge of the pile over an inch and a half higher than the other side.

The boards I need to cut are between 16 and 20 inches and the stickers are 3/4” tall so I need to be able to cut from one side only and in between the stickers. Reciprocating saw is about the only thing I can think of to make this cuts. A keyhole is possible but I’m not sure it’s rigid along to make a cut that long along an entire board.

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#13 posted 09-04-2017 09:33 PM

Just spitballing an idea here, but what about taking some 3/4” box steel, cut it long enough to slip alongside your stickers (one on top, one below), drill a vertical hole in each end, and then use a bolt at each end to force the warped boards back in line with the rest of the stack? Kind of like aligning a series of boards for a panel glue-up…

-- -Steve, Seattle

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#14 posted 09-04-2017 09:36 PM



Just spitballing an idea here, but what about taking some 3/4” box steel, cut it long enough to slip alongside your stickers (one on top, one below), drill a vertical hole in each end, and then use a bolt at each end to force the warped boards back in line with the rest of the stack?

- StephenO

The stickers would break. Right now I have a 275 gallon tote full of water on top and it still won’t push it back down. I wouldn’t be able to get enough pressure with a bolt.

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#15 posted 09-04-2017 09:41 PM


Just spitballing an idea here, but what about taking some 3/4” box steel, cut it long enough to slip alongside your stickers (one on top, one below), drill a vertical hole in each end, and then use a bolt at each end to force the warped boards back in line with the rest of the stack?

- StephenO

The stickers would break. Right now I have a 275 gallon tote full of water on top and it still won t push it back down. I wouldn t be able to get enough pressure with a bolt.

- AZWoody

275 gallons of water is about 2200lbs, so that’s a LOT of pressure in those warped boards. Cutting them free could lead to some nasty surprises.

-- -Steve, Seattle

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