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This is a short video about choosing the right hacksaw blade to use.
Hacksaw blades generally come in two lengths 10″ and 12″. Also, depending on the material you are cutting, you’ll choose from 14TPI, 18TPI, 24TPI or 32TPI (teeth per inch).
Fewer teeth per inch will produce a rougher overall cut while more teeth per inch will produce a finer, cleaner cut.
The blades are placed into the saw with the teeth facing away from the handle allowing it to cut on the down stroke.
There may be circumstances when you want to cut on the upstroke and to do this, you would just reverse the blade in the saw or if you want to be lazy, just flip the saw around and hold from the front end.
I use a Lennox hacksaw and Sawzall blades exclusively because I feel they make a superior product.
In addition, I use Lennox hacksaw frames and most of their cutting products including hole saws.
When it comes to hand tools, I highly recommend you don’t cheap out – that old saying “the tools make the mechanic” is true.
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