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Milwaukee Torch Nitrus Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades

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Milwaukee Tool has announced a new recip saw blade release that’s scheduled for March this year. Engineered to cut up to three times longer than your standard carbide teeth blades, the Milwaukee Torch Nitrus Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades should tackle all your tough cuts on the job, particularly in cast iron.

What Does Milwaukee Say About the Torch Nitrus Blades?

“When we introduced our Torch Carbide Blades in 2018, we disrupted the market and exceeded users’ expectations by delivering unparalleled versatility and life in extreme, thick metal applications. Now we’re setting the bar once again by introducing Nitrus Carbide, a unique carbide blend, to our widely popular metal-cutting Torch blades, giving them unparalleled speed and life in extreme, thick metal applications.”

What Do the Nitrus Blades Bring To the Party?

The Milwaukee Torch Nitrus Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades represent the next bit of evolution in the brand’s reciprocating saw blade line.

Nitrus Blades

Milwaukee has designed the new blades with 7 TPI for faster starting and smoother cuts. Large gullets have been worked into the design for better chip ejection.

The notable feature of the Nitrus Carbide blades revolves around the unique carbide blend. Milwaukee tells us they’ve engineered this carbide to last the longest and cut the fastest in cast iron and other thick metals.

The combination of all these features enables the new blades “to outperform standard carbide teeth blades in common metal applications without sacrificing the life of their blade and with fewer blade changes.”

Nitrus Blades

The Milwaukee Torch Nitrus Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades will hit shelves in March of this year. They will be available in 6″ and 9″ lengths, and you’ll be able to purchase them in 1-, 3-, and 5-packs. The 6″ option will run you $16.97, while the 9″ Torch blade will retail for $21.97.

Thoughts on Milwaukee Torch Nitrus

Moving the Torch line forward from the Torch Carbide we tested back in 2018, the big deal seems to be the carbide blend. Of the three big players (Diable, Lenox, and Milwaukee), the Torch Carbide finished with a respectable usable life but fell short of what Lenox had.

That original carbide blade boasted a 50% longer life than standard bi-metal blades. The new Milwaukee Torch Nitrus claims 3x the life of standard carbide blades. We’ll have to wait and see what that means compared to the Torch Carbide until we get a few in our hands.

At $16.97 for the 6″ blade and $21.97 for the 9″, they’re more expensive than the previous version. However, the lifespan appears to justify the additional expense if you’re a “cost per cut” kind of shopper.

What do you think? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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