Starrett Dual Cut Jigsaw Blades

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
L.S. Starrett Co.
Model:
BU3DC
Price:
$6

Description

Dual Cut Jig Saw Blades with Unified Shank with bi-metal unique technology have an exclusive pattern of teeth in both directions for a burr-free cut on both sides of the stock

WOOD magazine review

Make tear-out-free cuts with unique jigsaw blades

Review Summary

Jigsaws get little respect from woodworkers because bandsaws typically make the same cuts faster and cleaner. To help with the cleanliness issue, the teeth on Starrett’s Dual Cut Jigsaw Blades point in opposing directions, so the top teeth cut the top surface on the downstroke and bottom teeth cut the bottom surface on the upstroke—eliminating tear-out on stock thicker than 5/16".
We compared them head-to-head with the best jigsaw blades we could find, and the Starrett blades cleaned up in red oak, pine, Baltic birch plywood, and even finicky melamine-coated particleboard. Dual-Cut blades come in two-packs, with the standard blades (BU3DC) designed for cutting stock from 1/4" to 1-3/16" thick, and the scrollcutting blades (BU2DCS) for cutting 5/32" to 3/4" thick. They cost about $1 more per blade, but they’re worth it when you must have flawless cuts.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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