I am an electrician, I use this saw for cutting conduit and threaded rod. I was a little disapointed with the blade. It had a lot of black paint on it, which causes the blade to bind when cutting through conduit. it was very frustrating, and made the saw almost useless. In the end, I had to take sandpaper to sand off all the paint. Now it works great! Dewalt, please use less paint on your blades. It is now the best hacksaw I have ever used.
How can you get excited about a Hacksaw.....Read On!!!
In the beginning of my tool investment career, my tried and true simple metal frame hacksaw was a workhorse...but always with problems. Getting and keeping tight tension, snapping blades, poor blade control and sore hands due to poor ergonomics all too commonplace. I kept looking for a better mouse trap, but alas none I looked at seemed worth my hard earned $$$.
Then the DeWalt DWHT20547 was born, going way beyond a superior hacksaw (aka:better mouse trap)! This 5 in 1 multi-purpose tool Excels at its primary job with Superior control, comfort and speed in cutting metal(all I every really wanted). The quick release and fine blade adjustment is a snap to set and allows for precise tensioning, giving me smoother, more accurate cuts. The smooth ergonomic grip of the main assembly is solid and very comfortable...No more hand cramping! But, it doesn't stop there. Dewalt has a few other quality features that are sure to come in handy.
Keeping with the 12" blade set, securing the blade to the "45 Degree Pins" assist in creating smooth flush cuts. Then, sliding the head off allows attachment of the 12" blade to the tip of main assembly, creating a "Low Profile Saw" for precise tight control. Also in this main profile configuration, the 12" blade can be secured into the main body head, creating a -short to long straight reach- "Tight Access" saw to meet minimal clearances. Finally, the removed head ergonomic grip will accept a short to long blade for "Jab Saw" rough cutout activity.
On top of all this, the main assembly head can hold an extra 12" blade and 4 other shorter blades for all kinds of projects. With all of these high performing feature sets in one lightweight tool, a reasonable asking price and a DeWalt Lifetime Warranty, guess I have another 35+ years of trouble free projects to tackle!!!
Pros: Solidly Built-Ergonomic Design-Multi Function Feature Set-Precise Control-Quick Blade Change-Smooth & Easy Tension Adjustments-Great Value