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Reciprocating Saw Blade Choice?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Trophy Specialist, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    What kind of reciprocating saw blade do you folks use to cut off skull caps? I need to buy some new blades. I’ve been using a 5037 Milwaukee Demolition Blade made for wood and metal, but they don’t seem to last long sawing on bone (perhaps 20 deer heads and they are dull). Any suggestions will be appreciated.
  2. K Kave

    K Kave Member

    I bought some at Walmart I think made by skil they are the kind used for pruning trees they work great and last still have the same 2.

  3. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

  4. JLong

    JLong Member

    Thats what I use to, think its called the( big ugly) or something like that LOL

    DROPPINEM New Member

    Guess i like to work harder and not smarter............still using a bone saw :p
  6. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    I've tried several blades, and since have went back to the bone saw. I can do it by hand in less than 30 seconds, takes me longer w/ a sawsall.
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    With a sharp blade the sawsall is faster and a lot easier than a bone saw. With a dull blade the sawsall is slow and a pain. It took me about 3 minutes to cut off each rack today with a dull blade and my wrist is sore as a result. I'm getting some new blades tomorrow morning before I start on the next batch.
  8. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    I guess I've never found that magic saws-all blade. I've tried about 5 different blades, and have yet to find one as fast as my bone saw. (which always has a sharp blade) I'm not saying there isn't one, I just don't know which one it is.
  9. impact

    impact Member

    The Bosch blades rock!
  10. jorgy

    jorgy Member

    Wish I knew, have one with the paint wore off and it eats them like a hot knife through butter. Seconds to cut one off and have been using the same one for years.

    Hope you find it so I can replace it
  11. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Do the blades that work well and last have larger teeth or teeth more the size of a bone saw or hack saw?
  12. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple pics of my newest one I just bought.
    You want a blade with deep teeth, like these pruning blades.
    I shallow tooth blade will just fill up between the teeth.

    Attached Files:

  13. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member


    That's the one to use right there.
  14. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input. It will be a big help.