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For clean cuts without material breakage: The Bosch jigsaw blade range for plastics

  • Clean and precise cutting edges in plates, profiles and pipes
  • Specifically engineered jigsaw blades for all standard types of plastic
  • Suitable for all jigsaws with T shank mount
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  • July 10, 2012
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Bosch introduces the first range of jigsaw blades specially designed for sawing plastics. The range is comprised of the ”clean for PP”, ”clean for PVC”, “clean for PMMA” (acrylic glas), “clean for Carbon Fiber” and “clean for Solid Surfaces” jigsaw blades. These blades fit all jigsaws with a T shank mount.

Each type of plastic has special properties and reacts differently when cut. Therefore the sawing of thermoplastic materials is a particularly demanding application. Unclean cuts or material breakage in brittle materials, wear in abrasive materials or delamination - separation of the top layers - in fiber-reinforced plastics are often the result. Heat buildup and the resultant melting of the material make this type of work even more difficult. Continuous swarf formation also presents a special challenge: sometimes a continuous chip will form, obstructing the view of the cutting line during sawing.

Specifically engineered saw blades for all standard types of plastic
· Bosch has optimized the geometry and tooth architecture of its ”clean for PP” and “clean for PVC” jigsaw blades for the various soft thermoplastic materials (polypropylene or polyvinyl chloride). If these blades are used, the plastics do not melt, there is no need for additional welding and continuous swarf formation is reduced.
· The design and toothing of the new “clean for PMMA” jigsaw blade ensure clean cutting of acrylic glass.
· The new “clean for Carbon Fiber” jigsaw blade has a ground carbide strip which provides long life when sawing carbon fiber materials.
· Thanks to its geometry, the “clean for Solid Surfaces” jigsaw blade is ideal for making cuts in commercially available hard composite materials, even if these materials are molded in a wavy pattern.

The new jigsaw blade range will be available at specialist retail outlets from August 2012 onwards.

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7777 - July 10, 2012

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