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    Any quality hacksaws out there?

    I am in need of a Hacksaw for cutting metal... I do it so rarely so I dont want a machine to do it. Just a lowly hacksaw will do it for me.

    But, do you have any suggestions for a quality product with good blades?

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    I have an older version of the lenox high tension frame. It's seen fairly hard use and has held up well. You can put a lot of tension on the blade and you can store a few extra blades inside the frame. I tend to use lenox blades as well and have no complaints with them. They've changed the design of the tensioner on the newer model, but it still has a nice large lever for setting the tension instead of the small knob you see on many saws.

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    I too use the Lennox saw and blades and have found them to be very good.

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    I third the lennox. Walked in to lee valley one day and bought it for $20 .

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    I have both Lennox and Starret HT hack saws. Use either brand of blades, depending upon which vendor I'm purchasing from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Kraakenes View Post
    I am in need of a Hacksaw for cutting metal... I do it so rarely so I dont want a machine to do it. Just a lowly hacksaw will do it for me.

    But, do you have any suggestions for a quality product with good blades?
    I have several, but I think the blade is more important than the frame! I use several brands but I like the Milwaukee bimetal blades.

    Hey, do you have a reciprocating "sawzall" saw for cutting wood? I do a quite a bit of metal working and have a variety of ways to cut metal and keep the hacksaw handy, but when I get to thicker metal the reciprocating saw with a metal-cutting blade is VERY effective. I've cut a lot of angle iron, bar, and thick plate this way. If you already have a reciprocating saw for cutting wood, you might try one of the blades. I prefer the Milwaukee bimetal blades called the "Torch" but use others, including Dewalt and Bosch.

    JKJ

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    Starrett blades are top quality and priced fairly. Good saw frames are Starrett, Lenox, Sandvix. I think Eclipse is gone only get a high tension frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    Starrett blades are top quality and priced fairly. Good saw frames are Starrett, Lenox, Sandvix. I think Eclipse is gone only get a high tension frame.
    I've been using the Starrett "Green Stripe" hacksaw blades for over 45 years (not the same one). I think they are first rate (top shelf for you older guys). I have two hacksaw frames - a Craftsman from the 60's and a more modern Craftsman from the early 70's. I don't need a hacksaw very often these days, but when I do - I reach for one of these.
    David


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    Klein and Lenox frames.

    Marc
    I'm pretty new here, not as as experienced as most. Please don't hesitate to correct me

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