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Old 10-24-2009, 11:30 AM   #41
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i sometime use a bahco hacksaw, i found it at a garage sale, pretty good weight, seems to work ok. everyone else use's a klein but i havn't needed to get one yet.

im surprised people still use them, the company i work for sets you up with a panasonic cordless drill, and metal cutter. you cant beat those as far as im concerned. the panasonic drills have held up for years and years, im really impressed by them.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:19 PM   #42
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It's been so long since I used my hacksaw that I actually can't remember what brand it is.
Bandsaw or sawzall for me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:20 PM   #43
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It's been so long since I used my hacksaw that I actually can't remember what brand it is.
Bandsaw or sawzall for me.

I second that sentiment, since the little X-band has been in the truck I haven't used a hacksaw.
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I second that sentiment, since the little X-band has been in the truck I haven't used a hacksaw.
I third it. I think mine's a Craftsman. Someday, I'll dig it out, blow the dust off it, and look.
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lol, hacksaw i use that when i'm cutting wiremold. lol. but umm that sawzall is pretty damn nice, but when i'm out of blades and they are too dull i'll use that hacksaw along with about 2 fbombs lol
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So that stout X band is pretty sweet?
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #47
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I once worked in a factory, where I was issued all my tools, and they gave me a Milwaukee hacksaw frame. It was, hands down, the best hacksaw frame I've ever used. Apparently, they don't make it anymore. Figures. I now use an Ideal hacksaw frame, and it's pretty damned good. Honestly, any high-tension hacksaw frame is pretty good.
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So that stout X band is pretty sweet?
We got a bunch of them back around Feb. and I have had one since. By March I took my hacksaw out of my bag. They are light and very easy to use one handed. I see all our guys carrying them into jobs with their handtools since spring. I keep one battery in the charger all the time. I love it for conduit, rod, and strut. I have the fine tooth blade in mine which gives a slower but real nice cut.


For a hacksaw the Black HD Craftsman model is nice. It will hold the thicker Lenox blades made for PVC.
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i use one of those stanley angled looking ones it fits in my bag with no problem n i use lenox blades
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i sometime use a bahco hacksaw, i found it at a garage sale, pretty good weight, seems to work ok. everyone else use's a klein but i havn't needed to get one yet.

im surprised people still use them, the company i work for sets you up with a panasonic cordless drill, and metal cutter. you cant beat those as far as im concerned. the panasonic drills have held up for years and years, im really impressed by them.
I've honestly never heard a bad thing about those panasonic drills.

Then again, I guess people use them so infrequently that there isn't much said about them at all.

Seems like an underdog brand.
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Hack..saw??


I rediscoverd the hacksaw recently. It's really a very good tool if you know how to use it (long strokes/use all the blade) and you have a good tight blade.

I have been using a sawsall to cut conduit for many years but the sawsall needs a really well charged battery to perform well. The battery is never dead on a hacksaw and it cuts conduit just about as quick as a sawsall.

The sawsall's danger is with your hand/fingers holding the conduit and the hacksaw's danger is in the hand holding the saw when you cut through.
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i prefer Stanley FatMax it has 2,4 lb and you can find it at Home Depot with $28 or you can try on e-bay.if you try it you will never go back to another one!Lenox is good to but doesn't have ruber handle,and that is a good + for grip and cold weather
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How about hacksaw blades, what do you all prefer? Myself, I have found starrett 32 TPI to be about the best blade I have used yet.
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Sorry to get off subject, but I just saw an ad for one of those dual saws. Anyone use one yet, and if so, do you like it?
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I like the kind that you can store dimes in the hollow portion. Klein, I think.
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I like the kind that you can store dimes in the hollow portion. Klein, I think.
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i prefer Stanley FatMax it has 2,4 lb and you can find it at Home Depot with $28 or you can try on e-bay.if you try it you will never go back to another one!Lenox is good to but doesn't have ruber handle,and that is a good + for grip and cold weather
That's the one I use (the one pictured above). I thought someone swiped it so I bought another one, same model. Found the first one in a pile of material a week later, now I've got 2. I've used a lot of hack saws and for the most part any high tension hack saw will do fine. I personally favor the Fatmax (the one pictured above) quite a bit.
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I've really been giving a lot of thought to the 12v Milwaukee Hackzall. Is it worth it?
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I have used one like this one for years and had no problem out of it yet.



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That's the one I use (the one pictured above). I thought someone swiped it so I bought another one, same model. Found the first one in a pile of material a week later, now I've got 2. I've used a lot of hack saws and for the most part any high tension hack saw will do fine. I personally favor the Fatmax (the one pictured above) quite a bit.
Funny you mention that.

I thought my 25' fat max tape got buried outside so I bought a new one.

Then I found it in the gang box, so somebody must've picked it up.

Now I got 2, which isn't all that bad, but before I used to have the klein magnetic tape, and the fat max.
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