What blades are you guys using with your sawzall to cut thru meat/bone. Mainly looking to get a blade for when I cut the legs and split the bag legs and chest instead of having to use the hand saw. I was looking for something that wasn't painted or coated so it wouldn't leave behind the color of the blade when using.
I have used a Sawzall before ,,but mainly use a hand saw now ,,its faster because on the much longer cut stroke .versus the Sawzall's short stroke ,, never had a issue with paint or coating from the blades ,, I think they where 6 or 8 TPI metal cutting blades ,get longs ones if you do ,,10 inches or so in length
I use a 9", 8 tpi carbide tip thick metal blade by Diablo in a cordless saw. To keep from getting hair, skin and scraps up in the shoe I wrap electrical tape at the top of the blade....thus the 9" blade. Makes it easier to clean the saw up when finished.
I have an ancient hand meat saw with a new blade. I can split the pelvis and lop off both hind legs in about a minute, maybe less. It would take me longer to get out he recip saw, put a blade in it, plug it in and then try to control it with one hand that it's worth. I know this because I've done it both ways. Now, if I was doing multiple deer at the same time I might feel differently.
I got a cordless oscillating saw earlier this year, almost dragged it out for butchering (but didn't). Anyone used that? It seems like that's what surgeons use for bone sawing, so it must be a pretty good choice.
For taking the legs off I use loppers for that are used for trimming trees. When its time to cut the pelvis it takes but a few seconds with my 22" bone saw. I guess for the limited cutting needed for each deer it seems like more work to get the power tools out.