Bosch Sabre saw blades make light work of steel and wood

The new Progressor for Wood and Metal series of Sabre saw blades from Bosch allows efficient cutting of various building materials by professional tradespeople carrying out demolition and renovation work.

“In construction, hardened and high-alloy steels such as stainless V2A, V4A or duplex steel are being installed increasingly in combination with wooden components,” Bosch Power Tool Accessories Senior Brand Manager Campbell Mhodi comments.

A simple example is Inox screws for fitting roof and façade elements. If these building elements have to be demolished or adjusted, it presents tradespeople with a great challenge, because they cannot be cut through using standard bi-metal saw blades.

This is where the Progressor for Wood and Metal series of Sabre saw blades comes into its own. Robust and durable for the toughest applications, these saw blades have sharp carbide teeth welded onto them.

In addition, the tooth strip is ‘progressive’, from which the name is derived, Mhodi explains. The tooth spacing increases from the shank towards the blade tip. Therefore the same blade can be used to cut thin materials such as screws and thick materials such as wooden profiles simultaneously.

As a result, these boast a longer lifetime than bi-metal blades.

“If you only want to cut materials made of high-alloy steel, we recommend using our ‘Endurance for Stainless Steel’ saw blades,” Mhodi notes.

New to the range is a 200mm blade for cutting through profiles and pipes with larger diameters of up to 150mm. The existing 115mm and 150mm long blades have been optimised to cover a wider range of applications.

The comprehensive carbide range from Bosch also includes Sabre saw blades for drywall materials such as cement-bound fibre boards (‘Endurance for Fibre Plaster’), aerated concrete (‘Endurance for Aerated Concrete’), poroton bricks (‘Endurance for Brick’) and cast iron (‘Basic for Cast Iron’).