Spyder Circular Saw Blades: A Competitor to Diablo, Milwaukee, and More
Spyder Tools is making its mark in the cutting accessories industry and is determined to be more than just a backup option. With their new line of Spyder Circular Saw Blades, they offer premium features that rival those of Diablo, Milwaukee, and other top manufacturers.
Get to Know the Spyder Circular Saw Blade
Spyder took the initiative to enter the circular saw blade market, and they’ve made a solid start. The 7-1/4″ blade is ideal for standard wood cutting applications, with a capability of handling up to 10,000 RPM. Additionally, it features a diamond knockout for the worm drive.
Bite the Bullet with Spyder Circular Saw Blades
Spyder Circular Saw Blades tick all the boxes for a premium blade. Its 24 teeth are made of a nickel-cobalt alloy tungsten carbide, which enhances hardness and provides added corrosion resistance. The inclusion of cobalt ensures wear resistance, strength at high temperatures, and even more resistance to corrosion.
While most manufacturers keep their specific tungsten carbide compounds a secret, it’s likely that high-quality framing blades, like Spyder’s, contain both nickel and cobalt. Compared to traditional carbide inserts, Spyder’s blend offers inserts that last six times longer. In demonstrations, their carbide inserts lasted an astounding ten times longer in specific applications.
A Stable, Low-Friction Relationship
For stability, Spyder incorporates stabilization vents filled with polymer to dampen vibrations. A simple tap with metal will reveal how quickly these vents stop sounding, showcasing Spyder’s superior ability to dampen vibrations compared to other blades. Although Diablo may decay slightly faster, Spyder’s advantage over stock and cheap replacement blades is undeniable.
The low-friction coating on the Spyder blades is often mistaken for paint, but it serves a much greater purpose. This coating prevents the blade from sticking due to heat buildup and wood resin. Over time, the coating may become stained by the blade’s usage, but it will not wear down and expose bare steel like cheaper alternatives.
The Spyder Circular Saw Blade is competitively priced at around $10, comparable to Diablo. Keep an eye out for sales, as they’ve been seen for as low as $6.97 at Lowe’s.
Based on our experience, the cutting performance of Spyder Circular Saw Blades matches that of other premium framing blades in this price range. We highly recommend giving them a try for your next woodworking project.
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