Glenda Taylor | posted on May 28, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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The low hacksaw is designed for cutting metal and is a time-tested and very useful hand tool. Although you may prefer the speed of a reciprocating chainsaw, you don't always have access to plug-ins, so it is best to keep the hacksaw at hand to cut metal materials such as pipes, metal studs, and steel bars. A good hacksaw should be sturdy and durable, and the user should be able to easily change the blade and adjust the blade tension. In advance, check out our favorite list!
The advanced tension control on the LENOX Tools high-tension hacksaw will allow you to effectively cut steel bars and metal thresholds. Turn the tension knob on the 12-inch saw blade to increase the tension to 50,000 psi for a clean, sharp cut. The LENOX hacksaw has a durable frame and rubberized safety handle, making it one of the best overall hacksaws for most users. The saw weighs about 1.6 pounds, enough to support metal cutting, but not too heavy. It is equipped with a 24 teeth per inch (TPI) blade and can store 5 blades in the saw handle. When equipped with a 6-inch LENOX reciprocating blade (not included), the LENOX saw will also be converted to a jigsaw.
Lightweight and versatile, the Superior Tool 37700 mini hacksaw has the perfect size and shape, and can be used to cut all kinds of thin metals, such as aluminum and copper pipes, and even wood and plastic pins. The hacksaw can use a 6-inch blade and is equipped with a carbon steel 32 TPI blade. Squeezing the top and bottom of the saw frame together will release the blade so that the user can insert another blade. After inserting the new blade, releasing the pressure on the top and bottom frame will naturally increase the tension of the blade. Although the small high-grade tool hacksaw is not suitable for cutting large metal materials, it is the perfect size and design for the craftsman.
The name of the Stanley 0-20-108 5-in-1 hacksaw is synonymous with quality tools. The saw accepts a 12-inch blade and comes with a 24 TPI blade when purchased. You can store additional blades in the saw body. The comfortable handle on Stanley reduces hand fatigue and helps users obtain and maintain a firm grip during long metal cutting tasks. The blade tension can be adjusted to 220 psi. Professionals or DIY enthusiasts can remove the front of the saw and easily turn it into a jigsaw for reaching narrow places. The tension adjustment requires the use of a cross-head screwdriver.
For metal cutting in tight spaces, you will like the Capri Tools mini hacksaw. Its slightly adjusted design can accommodate 10-inch or 12-inch hacksaw blades. Although this mini saw does not have a tension adjustment function, because most saw blades extend in front of the frame, it can firmly hold the saw blade to achieve a clean cutting action. The saw is equipped with a 12-inch 24 TPI blade and has an ergonomic padded handle to reduce hand fatigue and ensure a tight grip on the saw. It is light (less than 7 ounces) but durable. Capri Tools saws are ideal for cutting bars and rods in areas where standard hacksaws are not suitable.
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