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There’s a Blade for That: The Many Types of Reciprocating Saw Blades

There's a reciprocating saw blade for cutting just about anything you can think of. There are also other attachments, which make this versatile tool even handier. Here are some examples of the more popular blades and attachments available in home centers:

Bimetal demolition blade for nail-embedded woodFamily Handyman

Bimetal demolition blade for nail-embedded wood

Diamond-grit blade for cast ironFamily Handyman

Diamond-grit blade for cast iron

Carbide grit for tile and clayFamily Handyman

Carbide grit for tile and clay

Fine-tooth metal-cutting bladeFamily Handyman

Fine-tooth metal-cutting blade

Carbide-tip blade for cutting bricks and masonryFamily Handyman

Carbide-tip blade for cutting bricks and masonry

Blade for ripping through plasterFamily Handyman

Blade for ripping through plaster

Scraper; handy for pulling up old vinyl tilesFamily Handyman

Scraper; handy for pulling up old vinyl tiles

Double-edged bore blade for multidirectional cuts, and rounded end for easy plunge cuttingFamily Handyman

Double-edged bore blade for multidirectional cuts, and rounded end for easy plunge cutting

Bidirectional-tooth pruning bladeFamily Handyman

Bidirectional-tooth pruning blade

Wire brush attachment; handy for scraping rusty metal or flaking paintFamily Handyman

Wire brush attachment; handy for scraping rusty metal or flaking paint