By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.
Radical new Ax reciprocating saw blades don't look or perform like ordinary blades, says Milwaukee. In the design process, 14 variables were tweaked to create blade teeth designed for maximum performance. Unlike blades that cut fast but have poor tooth durability when they encounter nails and other obstructions, Ax blade teeth have a unique shape that, in combination with narrower gullets between the teeth, allows them to cut through nails instead of hooking onto them, resulting in faster cuts and fewer broken blade teeth, says the maker. A proprietary Fang Tip that "bites" on contact also provides more aggressive plunge-cutting. Price: $20 to $30 (five-packs). 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.