ATLANTA — Diablo announces its new range of Steel Demon® AMPED™ reciprocating saw blades for thick metals ranging in thickness from 3/16 inches to 9/16 inches. These blades offer first in the world technology, Titanium Cobalt (TiCo™) Hi-Density Carbide and Black Industrial Cooling Element™ (I.C.E.) coating, to deliver maximum efficiency, longest cutting life and extreme versatility in thick metal demolition and cutting applications.
The structural steel industry is evolving at a rapid pace, with an increase in steel and hard alloy usage in new and existing structures. As the industry evolves, so do building and structural codes. The strength of these metals protects against fires and extreme weather conditions, and are designed to handle large amounts of stress, but are also the most difficult to cut.
Advanced steels, such as Boron, are used by vehicle manufacturers and provide up to four times more strength than average high-strength steels. This steel is so extreme that it takes much longer to cut. Time is of the essence during vehicle extrication situations and current tools like the jaws of life are cumbersome, time consuming and not always readily available.
In 2015, Diablo introduced the world’s first Steel Demon carbide reciprocating blade designed specifically for thick metals. Deemed a Game Changer by professional contractors and first responders, it provides a quick, easy and portable solution to metal cutting. The introduction of the Game Changer blade delivered the industry’s first ever metal cutting solution to offer up to 50-times longer life and a new way to cut thick metals not seen before.
Diablo is excited to announce another industry first: the Steel Demon AMPED carbide reciprocating blade. This new blade series accompanies the already existing Steel Demon Game Changer blade, but AMPs up the cutting performance by providing the longest life in all steels and alloys. The new AMPED™ blade slices through any steel with speed, finesse and ease, making it the best blade for thick metal cutting.
Diablo’s Steel Demon AMPED blades feature custom formulated TiCo carbide, and the first-ever Black I.C.E. to deliver up to 100 times longer cutting life in metal cutting applications than standard bi-metal blades. Black I.C.E. protects the cutting edge by creating a slick, lubricant like action for a cool cutting edge and superior chip evacuation that produces cleaner cuts and the industry’s longest lasting blade. Even more impressive is the combination of Black I.C.E. and Diablo’s TiCo hi-density carbide, providing an unprecedented two times increased performance over standard metal cutting carbide reciprocating saw blades.
“Diablo is the leader in reciprocating blade technology as well as the true and only architect of carbide reciprocating saw blades. We are the only manufacturer to offer the most complete range of high performance, long lasting reciprocating blades for thick metal applications: bi-metal, Steel Demon carbide, and Steel Demon AMPED carbide,” said Russell Kohl, president and CEO of Freud America. “We have continuously invested in technology to provide the ultimate range of thick metal cutting solutions. The introduction of the AMPED blade with Black I.C.E. is a testament to this investment that cannot be replicated. The fact that one AMPED blade replaces 100 standard bi-metal blades demonstrates its powerhouse value story of longest cutting life, maximum performance and extreme versatility.”
Diablo’s AMPED blades also feature an enhanced carbide-tip-to-blade connection to handle extreme impact resistance in thick metals. Plus, the one-inch oversized blade body provides stability and rigidity needed for straighter cuts with less vibration. Diablo’s proprietary Perma-SHIELD™ non-stick coating, for less gumming and friction, allows the carbide reciprocating blades to cut extreme materials with ease.
Typical applications for these blades include, but not limited to:
- Stainless Steel – 3/16-inch to 9/16-inch wall thickness
- Cast Iron – 3/16-inch to 9/16-inch wall thickness
- High Strength Alloys – 3/16-inch to 9/16-inch wall thickness
Diablo’s full line of Steel Demon AMPED thick metal reciprocating saw blades are available now, wherever Diablo products are sold. For more information, visit www.TurnUpYourCuts.com.