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Old 11-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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What's the longest sawzall blade available?

I need to cut a piece of 1/2" tubing on a piece of equipment but the blade needs to pass through a narrow opening and reach the tubing that is about 14" away from the opening. Is there a sawzall blade that is longer than 12"?
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

I'd like to say "no" but honestly that is just a guess. any blade that long wouldn't be sturdy enough to cut anything i would think.

how narrow is the opening? if anything you could always get a piece of round bar steel, grind one end down to fit into the sawzall, then weld the blade to the other end?

kinda sounds ghetto i know, it would be a one time thing but it would work... any pics of the equipment and the piece you are trying to cut? maybe someone else can get an idea IF there is not long enough sawzall blade. who knows, could be other ways to cut it so just throwing ideas out that come across my head this late

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

Quote: Originally Posted by beandip
I'd like to say "no" but honestly that is just a guess. any blade that long wouldn't be sturdy enough to cut anything i would think.

how narrow is the opening? if anything you could always get a piece of round bar steel, grind one end down to fit into the sawzall, then weld the blade to the other end?

kinda sounds ghetto i know, it would be a one time thing but it would work... any pics of the equipment and the piece you are trying to cut? maybe someone else can get an idea IF there is not long enough sawzall blade. who knows, could be other ways to cut it so just throwing ideas out that come across my head this late
i was thinking the same thing when i seen this thread, if one isnt available that long, cut a blade in half and weld a chunk of flatstock between the ends... but that would be a last resort thing, i dont know how well that would work lol
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

Quote: Originally Posted by noma97
I need to cut a piece of 1/2" tubing on a piece of equipment but the blade needs to pass through a narrow opening and reach the tubing that is about 14" away from the opening. Is there a sawzall blade that is longer than 12"?
Pictures would be a help. It's possible carbon arc removal might be an option.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

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Pictures would be a help. It's possible carbon arc removal might be an option.

Mathius
while that is a good suggestion, carbon arc isn't going to be that convenient for this. i'm just going to cut 2 blades and weld them. not likely to last very long but it just needs to work for 1 cut.
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

Good luck. I've tried this before and the welding screws with the blades temper and they always break easily.
Old 11-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

The guys over at shopfloortalk might have an idea. They might even know how to re-temper the blade once you've welded it together. <shrug> Depends on how much effort you want to put into research.

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Re: What's the longest sawzall blade available?

make your own.. get a piece of bandsaw blade, cut to length, cut the end so it fits in the sawzall.. problem solved
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Quote: Originally Posted by Speedy2222
make your own.. get a piece of bandsaw blade, cut to length, cut the end so it fits in the sawzall.. problem solved

Have to be a pretty heavy bandsaw blade. Most of them are pretty thin unless you find a big unit and I think they'd just be too flimsy for the rpm's a sawzaw puts out. I could be wrong.

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