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Old 08-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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We have junk.. Lennox, sucks.
Klein.. Sucks..
Ideal, SUCKS.
Greenlee
Really sucks.

Who makes a Hacksaw, that doesn't suck?
Oh I know.. Buy a fancy mini sawzall..
I already have a small, cordless angle grinder that cuts pipe like butter, I want something that requires no batteries, a good hacksaw..
I also would like to know who makes good blades, I bought some Klein ones, cut one piece of 1/2", and it was missing half of its teeth.. 32 TPI.
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The best hacksaw is the one someone else uses.
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We have junk.. Lennox, sucks.
Klein.. Sucks..
Ideal, SUCKS.
Greenlee
Really sucks.

Who makes a Hacksaw, that doesn't suck?
Oh I know.. Buy a fancy mini sawzall..
I already have a small, cordless angle grinder that cuts pipe like butter, I want something that requires no batteries, a good hacksaw..
I also would like to know who makes good blades, I bought some Klein ones, cut one piece of 1/2", and it was missing half of its teeth.. 32 TPI.

I have a Greenlee hacksaw, and I use Lennox blades.

Works for me!
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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I think I have a Nicholson hacksaw and it's held up well, good weight and balance, and the blades stay tight.

But I never used the damn thing.

EDIT: I think I use 18-24 TPI. Fewer strokes.
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I have this lenox saw and I really like it, I use their blades in it too.
http://www.lenoxtools.com/pages/Prod...+HACKSAW+FRAME
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The bahco or sandvik ones that can store Blades in their frame are my favourite.
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I have a Lennox one I've had almost 10 years, I love it. I don't care what blades I have as long as someone else buys them lol
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I have this lenox saw and I really like it, I use their blades in it too.
http://www.lenoxtools.com/pages/Prod...+HACKSAW+FRAME
I have the same one and love it, but I don't use it much
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My best hacksaw is my DeWalt sawz-all. Haven't touched a hacksaw in quite a few years.
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I have a Lenox that's probably 20 or more years old. I still use it occasionally to make a quick cut here or there.
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Its the blades, tension and technique that matters, the rest is cosmetics.
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Its the blades, tension and technique that matters, the rest is cosmetics.
True, but the hacksaw itself does make a difference. I've tried to cut straight with a brand new blade on a cheap mastercraft hacksaw and couldn't no matter what I did.

I like the fiberglass Stanley one...even with an old blade it's hard NOT to cut straight.
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Best one I've had.

http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-325-Prem.../dp/B0002890YW

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We have junk.. Lennox, sucks.
Klein.. Sucks..
Ideal, SUCKS.
Greenlee
Really sucks.

Who makes a Hacksaw, that doesn't suck?
Oh I know.. Buy a fancy mini sawzall..
I already have a small, cordless angle grinder that cuts pipe like butter, I want something that requires no batteries, a good hacksaw..
I also would like to know who makes good blades, I bought some Klein ones, cut one piece of 1/2", and it was missing half of its teeth.. 32 TPI.
If you are having a problem with all those brands, Im gonna say it's USER ERROR and not the hacksaws!
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Stanley Fat Max. Morse blades 32/1. Can't store blades in the handle but nice and heavy construction.
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This is a bad example of it:



I have had two of these Craftsman hacksaws in the last 30 years. Its two because the first one went missing back in 1997. Still the best $20 hacksaw ever.
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no problems with the greenlee high tension one. had the light blue klein one similar to the one in the pic above, and the nubs that hold the blades on to the frame became loose & wouldn't hold. brought it back and they gave me a greenlee one. that was a year ago. Use it everyday. it looks like it's been through hell but it's great. usually using dottie or lenox blades.
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I will say stay far away from house brand hack saws (husky, kobalt, etc.)
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Fat max hack saw lenox blades are where its at. Anyone know what a good tpi is for portaband blades i try all different types some cut fast but are dead after a few cuts of 4" emt other last forever but take a lifetime to cut
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Most of our trucks have Stanley 1 piece aluminum hack saws (http://www.stanleytools.com/default....rofile+Hacksaw)on them. Everyone seems to like them. It works and it's cheap, never had an issue with any of them over how ever many years we've been putting them on the trucks.


What's wrong with the Ideal saw? I like mine, got mine free though so it be hard for me not to.
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