Diablo 9in 12 in Carbide Pruning and Clean Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blade Tool Review

"Aint no blade, like a Diablo blade, cuz a Diablo blade don't stop"

This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign. 

Since I started building, Diablo has always been a trusted name I've heard people recommend. So I was excited to try out these Carbide Pruning and Clean Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blades. Even better then trying these blades out, I get to test them with the Makita Reciprocating Saw.

But before I started testing these babies out I knew I had to create some kind of storage for these blades because they definitely fall under the "tools I'll most likely lose list" so I created a holding box for my blades, reciprocating saw, and saw battery.

Makita Reciprocating Saw and Diablo Blade Storage

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Its amazing the kind of space and time you save from having the proper storage. This sits right on my shelf in my garage and I now have no worries that I will lose those blades! The best part was it only took me 30 mins to build and it looks pretty nice next to my Makita Pin nailer!

Makita Reciprocating Saw and Diablo Blade StorageLuckily, I have put some plans together so you can create your own too. I used MDF to build this because I had some scraps lying around but I would recommend using pine at least for sturdier storage. Check out the free plans below!

Makita Reciprocating Saw and Diablo Blade Storage

Step 1: Attach the bottom (11.5"x 21.75") piece to the back (12" x 21.75") piece together using a Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System on a 3/4" setting, with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Pocket holes should be made on the bottom piece.

Reciprocating Saw and Blade Storage

Reciprocating Saw Storage

Step 2: Attach the two side pieces to the assembled storage using a brad nailer and brad nails along with wood glue.

Reciprocting Saw and Blade Storage

The corner pieces were cut out with my jigsaw.

Reciprocating Saw Storage

and then attached with a brad nailer and wood glue.

Reciprocating Saw Storage

Step 3: Attach the triangular pieces to the assembled storage using wood glue.

Reciprocting Saw and Blade Storage

 Step 4: Begin assembling the saw holder piece by attaching the back (3.25"x2.5") rectangle to the front (2.5"x2.5") square using wood glue and brad nails.

Reciprocating Saw and Blade Storage Free Woodworking Plans

 Step 5: Attach the two side holders to the assembled saw holder piece with wood glue and brad nails. I cut this piece out on my Ryobi Bandsaw.

 Reciprocating Saw and Blade Storage Free Woodworking Plans

 Step 6: Attach the assembled saw holder piece to the storage with wood glue and brad nails. The top of the saw holder piece should be placed across from the triangular piece at one inch.

Reciprocating Saw and Blade Storage Free Woodworking Plans

Step 7: Cut out spaces in your two 7" (1x2) pieces and attach to the storage using wood glue.

Reciprocating Saw and Blade Storage Free Woodworking Plans

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I drilled a hole in the back of my stor of my storage for my charger cord but this is optional to you.

and Waaa-lahhhh!! The perfect storage for your saw!

Now back to the blades! These blades are Diablo's first carbide pruning blade. It's cutting life is much greater than that of regular pruning blades and its carbide tooth geometry delivers fast and effortless cuts.

Diable Reciprocating Saw Blade with Makita Reciprocating Saw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using this Diablo blade coupled with the Makita Reciprocating saw is making my process of breaking down my pallet sectional down super easy. It's strengthened, oversized blade body makes cutting a breeze. 

This was my first experience with a reciprocating saw and I was well pleased with this thing. It's definitely got some power. It has a compact design that made it easy to carry, and though it looks like a heavy tool, I found it easy to work with.

Diablo Reciprocating Saw Blade

I also liked the easiness of changing out the blade. No real work involved and luckily Makita's batteries can be used across tools. I am a fan of both of these products

The Diablo Carbide Pruning and Clean Wood Cutting Reciprocating Saw Blades retail for $23.97 (9") and $31.97 (12") at The Home Depot. You can also find the Makita Reciprocating saw here.

 Diablo Blade

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