While attending the 2014 STAFDA convention, Rob Foster over at Tool Skool discovered the cool new Sāf-T-Küt reciprocating saw blade. Now, reciprocating saws aren’t exactly precision instruments, but equipping your saw with one of these blades can supposedly help you cut into drywall or plaster without damaging any pipes or wires that might be hidden in the wall.
According to Sāf-T-Küt, these reciprocating saw blades produce 60% less dust compared to other methods of cutting holes in drywall. The carbide-tipped blades use a standard 1/2-inch universal shank, so they’ll fit most reciprocating saws.
The best price I could find is over at Amazon, where two of Sāf-T-Küt’s reciprocating saw blades will run you $11 with free shipping.
Check out Sāf-T-Küt’s video to see a demonstration of how their blades performs while cutting drywall.
After watching the video I have a few observations:
- The blade only seems to cut the outer face of the drywall cleanly, which makes sense given the blade only has two teeth.
- Rather then cutting, the tip of the blade just punches through the back side of the drywall, ripping the paper and pushing any hidden wires out of the way.
- I would be interested to see a demonstration of this blade cutting plaster, as I can’t see it working on plaster and lathe, but maybe on plaster and blueboard.