Starrett 3X Power saw bladesClick image to enlargeThe L.S. Starrett Co.’s 3X Power Bi-Metal reciprocating saw blades have teeth that cut more efficiently, able to cut up to three times more cuts than conventional blades. They are engineered for use on corded and cordless saws.

The new blades are highly resistant to breakage and feature a reinforced shank.

The 3X Power line includes blades for cutting wood, metal, multiple materials and heavy-duty cutting. 

Wood cutting blades are available in 6-in., 9-in. and 12-in. lengths, with either three or six teeth per inch (TPI), and feature a straight or tapered shape.

Metal cutting blades come in 4-in., 6-in. and 8-in. lengths, in 14, 18 or 24 TPI, and have a straight blade profile.

Multi-material cutting blades cut metal, plastics, wood and rubber and are available in 6-in., 9-in. and 12-in. lengths, in 6 – 10, 10 and 10 – 14 TPI, and have a tapered or straight shape. In addition, a 12-in., 10 – 14 TPI tapered blade made for cutting car bodies is also offered.

Starrett’s 3X Power blades are packaged in two-blade blister card packs, or in plastic tubes with five, 20 or 50 blades.

For more information, visit www.starrett.com/3xpower

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