Spear & Jackson Demolition Saw 9Tpi 14" (360mm)
Bested by Hardibacker
I bought this saw to cut through 12mm hardibacker board we were fitting for a bathroom.
About 20cm into the board the saw went blunt and completely useless; the universal wood saw we had did a far better job.
Is this saw good for other jobs? well other reviews seem to say so but this saw is now as much use as a chocolate fire guard so I cant say hence the rating.
21 Mar 2015
Failed at first attempt
I bought this saw because one of the reviewers said that it is very good for cutting through the cement tile backing board.
I needed to cut a 45cm x 40cm piece of the Hardybacker board. By the end of the first cut it was already going very slow - the second cut took over 5 minutes of relentless sawing, and the thing was as blunt as a brick.
9 Dec 2014
Does as promised. Through metal like butter. Brilliant.
25 Oct 2014
I broke into my own garage!
We had a new main garage door fitted earlier this year and it transpires that the dozy installer didn't tighten all the fittings properly. So, this morning, one of the locking bars didn't retract properly and I couldn't get in and all my tools were in there. The personnel door can't be opened because the previous owner lost the key. So, what to do - dive down to Screwfix and buy a demolition saw and saw through the bolts and brackets holding the personnel door frame to the wall. There was sufficient gap to get the saw blade between the frame and wall.
Success! The saw did light work of cutting the fixings and I was in and rectifying the problem in no time.
The saw still cut through steel after this job too.
7 Oct 2012