This new line of saw blades was designed specifically for pneumatic reciprocating saws. Pneumatic saws, which are widely used in metal-fabricating facilities, the sheet metal industry, auto body shops and other various applications, are less bulky than electric reciprocating saws and safer in hazardous atmospheres or where wet conditions could cause electric shock. The new Starrett pneumatic reciprocating saw blades use Starrett bimetal technology. The company claims that in controlled tests, bi-metal unique saw blades cut up to 20 percent faster and lasted 22 percent longer than five other premium blades, officials say. The line includes three different blades for cutting metal, offered in 18-, 24- or 32 teeth per inch and a variable pitch, multipurpose blade for cutting composites, steel sheet and wood.

L.S. Starrett Co., 121 Crescent St., Athol, MA  01331; (978) 249-3551; fax (978) 249-8495; www.starrett.com.