sawzall blade for bones

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Anyone use one for pigs?  Obv not as good as a meat bandsaw, but sometimes in a pinch I've seen it done on the tv.

I asked the girl at home depot which blade type to use on bones and she ran away
 
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Back when I was in the operating room we used an oscillating saw for bones. I think a sawzall will get gunked-up. Yes gunked-up is a medical term.
 
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That's why I think the right type of saw teeth will help. They vary from giant ones for wood, to tiny for metal and everywhere in between.

I got mine for home repair stuff, but I'm always happy with multitaskers. Just curious if anyone has already tried. Of course id sterilize.the whole thing / have separate blades. Wouldnt want metal filings in my pork after all!
 
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Butcher band saw blades are designed
for bone in and frozen meat block cutting
applications providing fast, clean,
accurate cuts and producing higher yields
 
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That's why I think the right type of saw teeth will help. They vary from giant ones for wood, to tiny for metal and everywhere in between.

I got mine for home repair stuff, but I'm always happy with multitaskers. Just curious if anyone has already tried. Of course id sterilize.the whole thing / have separate blades. Wouldnt want metal filings in my pork after all!
I worry more about bone fragments that metal filing.

I use a hacksaw.  For splitting spines... an axe and rubber mallet.
 
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Regular bi-metal blades work fine and I didn't see any paint on my bone ends.  You have to wipe cuts down regardless  They do make bone blades for sawzalls btw.  We used mine on a deer last winter and it worked fine.  Get a blade longer than you think you'll need and buy several.
 
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