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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 02-20-2015 01:34 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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02-20-2015 01:34 PM

Are there any at Lowes or HD or TGS, RKO ?

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 01:36 PM

The white ones Lowe’s sells…can’t remember the name. Worked well for me, although I can’t actually remember the last time I used a hacksaw.

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#2 posted 02-20-2015 02:50 PM

Yeah, I don’t use one often but when I need it I need it to cut well and not go dull after one or two uses.

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 03:33 PM

I like the Lenox blades. I don’t use one often but whose are the blades i get when i need more.

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 04:07 PM

We burned through tons of blades in the bike shop before we switched to Bahco blades, they were so nice we decided to try their hacksaws, man what a difference it made. We routinely cut high quality aluminum alloys, cro moly, carbon, and the occasional titanium. You would be hard pressed to even get me to try something else.

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 04:15 PM

+1 on Lenox. Their blades are not the cheapest, but are a good value in terms of performance and durability. Lowes carries them. Can’t comment on Bahco, as I haven’t used them.

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#6 posted 02-20-2015 04:24 PM

Around 6 bucks shipped through ebay. Disston works well for me.

Now I shall see about those Bahco blades.

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#7 posted 02-20-2015 06:10 PM

We use to make our molder knife templates with Weinig template steel before we got our template routing machine. The template steel was reel tough on hacksaw blades and files. It wasn’t hardened steel but it was still rough on tools. It was heat treatable and was very good for making knives BTW. Anyways, we found that sandvik hacksaw blades worked really well. The only place that we could find them in our town was Ace Hardware. The quit stocking them in the store and after that they would order them for us. They would outlast every other blade that we tried at least 2-1/2 times. The Weinig template steel was fairly expensive but not one of our templates ever wore out. I have heard that some people would heat treat their templates but we never did. This was our knife grinding room in our molding plant. To grind all of the knives we had there is absolutely no way to tell you how many hacksaws and files we went through over the years. Unfortunately we lost our plant to a fire about 2-1/2 years ago and I sure do miss it.

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#8 posted 02-20-2015 06:30 PM

http://www.amazon.com/SANDVIK-3906-300-24-100-HACKSAW-BLADE-BI-METAL/dp/B00LQQ7C94

Amazon has the Sandvik blades around 14.00 a piece delivered.

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#9 posted 02-20-2015 06:45 PM

I believe that’s what we used, waho. WE went to acrylic templates when we got our template making machine. But those sandvik blades are great. We stilled used them in the machine shop and in maintenance of the plant.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-20-2015 06:51 PM

These are the best hacksaw blades I know of: https://www.partsmaster.us/SitePages/Products.aspx?Code=01012101

They used to be made under the Dyna Systems brand, but were bought out, or became, Partsmaster sometime ago. We use them in our business and home shops both and you can hardly wear them out.

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#11 posted 02-20-2015 10:23 PM

Lenox

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#12 posted 02-20-2015 10:48 PM

Starrett or Lenox and I buy a lot of hacksaw blades every year.

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#13 posted 02-22-2015 01:43 AM

Thanks for all the help guys, I’ll keep this info handy. larry

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