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I was thinking the other day about whether a handle was made for sawzall blades. In case someone wanted to do some sawing by hand with one of those blades.

I was at Lowes anyway picking up another bucket of roof coating so wandered through their tool section and couldn't find one. I was looking at their saws and decided if I was going to make one, I'd buy a saw with a handle that looked acceptable to put a sawzall blade in it.

This is what I came up with. I haven't put it to the test yet but it feels very secure so fingers crossed.
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So, basically, you've made a pruning saw... :)
 

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So, basically, you've made a pruning saw... :)
With that particular blade in the photo - yes.

But I wanted something to use with all my different blades - wood, metal, pruning, etc.

To be honest, I really don't know how much it would be used, but the goal was to be able to use any of my sawzall blades in situations where the vibration of a power tool might be an issue.
 
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I was thinking the other day about whether a handle was made for sawzall blades. In case someone wanted to do some sawing by hand with one of those blades.

I was at Lowes anyway picking up another bucket of roof coating so wandered through their tool section and couldn't find one. I was looking at their saws and decided if I was going to make one, I'd buy a saw with a handle that looked acceptable to put a sawzall blade in it.

This is what I came up with. I haven't put it to the test yet but it feels very secure so fingers crossed.
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More thoughts on my experiment......

I tried it out and so far it works great for pruning palm fronds, which are my main focus. There are some other plants I use a saw on like Crinum Lilies and White Bird of Paradise and some others.

I usually use a sawzall but there are times when a hand saw also comes in handy.

So here's my thought. For a hand saw the replacement blade usually runs somewhere between $12-$20, depending on brand and model of saw.

These sawzall blades - the 12" pruning ones, run around $6.

So all things else being equal, I've found a less expensive replacement blade.

The saw itself is much lighter too so if I'm up in a ladder, that's a plus.

Traditional examples:

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