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The Best Hacksaws 2023

Oct 30, 2023Oct 30, 2023

Higher blade tension protects against bending and twisting for faster, cleaner cutting under tough conditions. The Klein Tools high-tension hacksaw has adjustable blade tension up to 30,000 pounds for fast, precise cuts. Moreover, a slot on the front of the frame lets users attach a reciprocating saw blade for use as a jab saw.

The kit comes with a 12-inch 24-TPI bimetal hacksaw blade and a 6-inch 24-TPI bimetal reciprocating saw blade. Two sets of blade mounts accommodate straight or 45-degree cutting. Rubber grips make the saw more comfortable and less likely to slip. An onboard storage compartment holds additional saw blades at the ready, to replace a broken blade or when a different blade type is required.

When we tested the Klein Tools hacksaw, we started by tensioning the blade as tightly as possible by hand. Without a tool to test the pressure, we could note only that it was tight enough to strongly resist manual twisting or bending by hand.

When we cut the 4-inch PVC pipe, it was easier to finish the cut because of a generous throat depth, deeper than that of the DeWalt or Stanley hacksaws reviewed in this guide. With less interior taper, the Klein Tools hacksaw had a throat depth greater than 4 inches along 7.5 inches of the blade, while DeWalt and Stanley, which tapered more, had a 4-inch or greater throat depth for 5.25 inches. The longer length allowed for longer cutting strokes, which made the work go faster.

Additionally, we noted the ease and precision of the cuts. On PVC and steel alike, the tight blade moved much more smoothly and with less vibration compared to other models. This hacksaw was definitely built to tackle harder jobs with ease.

Product Specs



Get the Klein Tools hacksaw at Amazon, The Home Depot, or Acme Tools.

Product Specs Weight: Blade length: Blade(s) included: Pros Cons Get the Klein Tools hacksaw at Amazon, The Home Depot, or Acme Tools.