What are the advantages of The Warthog
over the blade I'm using now?
What type of materials can the Warthog
What type of saw do you recommend to
use with The Warthog?
Is it OK to cut through roof rafters
when I open up a roof?
Why don't you make a 14" Warthog
The blade is too hard to clean while
still mounted on the saw. But when we leave some tar on the blade it
doesn't work like it should. What can we do?
- It doesn't bind.
Because the tips
are a full 3/8" wide and the kerf created when cutting is almost 1/2"
wide. This leaves room for the blade to rotate freely withour
- It doesn't clog.
The deep gullet
design of the teeth allow the cut materials to clear the blade guard
- The tips don't fall off. The
large surface area of the tips coupled with the special method of
attaching the tips creates a superior bond that resits tip loss.
See the warranty below. Does the blade you are using now offer a
tip loss warranty???
of materials can the Warthog blade cut?
Ventilation Blade is designed to cut wood and other soft materials such
as roofing, and siding. However due to the nature of fire service
cutting operations, it is often necessary to cut structural components
of varied construction with underlying components of unknown
composition. Fire department customers of the Warthog Ventilation Blade
find that the blade has also cut brick, galvanized pipe, and light gauge
sheet metal, (as found on flat roof decking) without substantial
type of saw do you recommend to use with The Warthog?
We do not recommend one saw over
another but when considering a saw purchase, try to spec out one with at
Is it OK
to cut through roof rafters when I open up a roof?
No. Since the roof is already under additional stress because of the
fire, you must try not to cut the structural members. This may be
difficult. Only with practice and experience with The Warthog and your
saw will you be able to tell when you come up to a rafter. When you feel
the rafter, slowly lift the saw to ride up over it. Then sink the saw
all the way back down into the roof and continue to the next one.
Remember most residential roof rafters are spaced on either 16" or 24"
you make a 14" Warthog Ventilation Blade?
model weighs approximately 5 lbs. A 14" model would simply be too heavy.
Also the gyroscopic force from such a blade may be too strong to handle
is too hard to clean while still mounted on the saw. But when we leave
some tar on the blade it doesn't work like it should. What can we
First, don't be lazy, take the blade off the saw
to clean it. Immerse it in solvent or other cleaner to loosen the
buildup then use a stiff bristle brush or scraper to complete the job.
When done cleaning, wipe the blade dry and give it a coating of WD 40 or
similar spray. This will protect the blade from rust and also help to
prevent build up the next time you use it. It will also make it easier
to clean next time.