Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JackC Poor quality doesn't last
If you are doing short cross-cuts on thin material and are installing only a few boards then this blade might work for you, but you are probably better off purchasing a cheaper all purpose carbide tipped blade. If you are doing ripping cuts in thicker material (5/16 HardiePanel) the blade will overheat and warp causing your cut to to wander up to 5/16ths of an inch. Even taking care this blade will wear out around 20 lineal feet. Do yourself a favor and buy the Diablo. At twice the price it will cut several hundred feet of HardiePanel and will not warp.
July 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carpenter DO NOT BUY
Purchased this for ripping some hardie board while it was on the house for a ledger board installation. Set the depth shallow so I wouldn't damage the vapor barrier that was on the house. The blade went dull about 3/4 of the way through my cut so it made it 16 feet before it wanted to just ride on top of the board and spark like crazy. Maybe the Avanti lasts longer if it is cutting with some depth but cutting at a shallow depth kills the blade fast. Luckily home depot was extremely easy to work with and I got the blade returned and bought the diablo blade which I will use to finish my project.
June 17, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by freebleeder not a very good purchase,
dulled after cutting 3/8 " hardy board, only making 2- 5' cuts lengthwise and one 3' cut crosswise the last cut was very painful and slow grinding
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marschall 7 1/2" concrete siding blade
Works great, it's a great time saver. Had to buy a second blade after some teeth fell out of the first one, but I'm was kinda rough one the first one.
August 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Danhomeower Cutting fiber cement lap siding
I tried using this to cut fiber cement lap siding. It worked fine for the first 20 or so cuts but then completely wore out. The carbide tip either wore down to nothing or broke off. I suppose if you were only making a few cuts it would be ok for you but if you are doing any project of size, don't bother with this blade. Buy a good, more expensive one.
September 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HomeProjectGuru You get what you pay for.
This will work for smaller projects however keep in mind that this blade will not minimize the mess. As suggested by the professionals make sure to wear proper eye protection and protect your lungs and get yourself a good dust mask because dust is absolutely a problem when cutting with this blade. Overall this was a decent blade for the price.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepdawg Performed like a champ
I used this blade to cut HardiePlank siding to cover a 210 SF wall with several window and door cutouts. I estimate about 100 8 1/4" cuts. All cuts were smooth without any chipping. Blade still looks new. Dust was reasonable. I don't understand how other reviewers had anything less than good results cutting fiber cement. I set the blade depth at 1 1/2" and used a controlled, steady feed.
July 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tickedoff horrible.....
spend the extra 30 dollars to get a blade that will last more than a few cuts. you're not going to get good cuts with a worn out blade.
September 9, 2014