Bosch Jigsaw Blades Celebrate 60th Anniversary
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Bosch Power Tools & Accessories
1800 W. Central Rd.
Mt. Prospect, IL, 60056
Press release date: November 27, 2007
World's Leading Blade Manufacturer - 10 Times Over
Mount Prospect, Ill., November 27, 2007 - In celebration of its 60th Anniversary of producing jigsaw blades, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has introduced a limited edition twelve-piece woodworkers jigsaw blade set containing Bosch's most popular blades for the cleanest cuts, fastest speed and highest level of precision. The set comes in a one-of-a-kind aluminum case with magnetic blade storage.
In 1947, Bosch invented the world's first electric hand-held jigsaw and jigsaw blades. Since then, Bosch has been the market-leader introducing innovative solutions to meet a variety of user applications. As testament to their success, Bosch will manufacture their 4 billionth blade this year at their state-of-the-art facility located in Switzerland. To put that in perspective, laid end-to-end, four billion blades would circle the Earth TEN times.
The original blade design was created by Bosch and is commonly called a Bosch Shank or a T-Shank blade because of the distinctive shape of the base of the shank where the blade is held by the tool.
Bosch introduced the Progressor® blade featuring a patented, progressive tooth design that increases the number of teeth per inch (TPI) as the blade nears the saw. The large teeth at the end are designed for thicker materials, in the center the blade has ground teeth for speed and clean cuts and closest to the base, the teeth are finer for thin materials. One blade for multiple materials increases performance while reducing costs.
Looking to increase the utility of the jigsaw, Bosch introduced the industry's first 7-inch jigsaw blades for cutting sandwich material and thick wood stock. The T718BF is a bi-metal blade ideal for cutting sandwich materials and structural insulated panels up to 4-¾" thick. The T744D is ideal for fast cuts in 4x4 and 4x6 lumber, engineered wood beams, and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) up to a 5-5/16" thick. This gives professionals 75% more cutting capability over standard blades with only a 3-inch cut depth.
Bosch was also the first to introduce "Special for Laminate" jigsaw blades specifically designed for clean cuts in laminate flooring materials. The T101AOF & BIF feature a unique pointed tooth design that provide precise, clean cuts on both sides of the workpiece. Laser-welded bi-metal construction prolongs blade life for cutting in abrasive laminate flooring materials, including those backed with standard and rubber-based sound insulation. Bosch's "Special for Laminate" blades provide cleaner cuts, are two times faster, and last up to ten times longer than standard carbon blades.
To make blade selection easier for users, Bosch has developed a color code system which is becoming a standard in the industry. All blades and packaging are coded by application. Gray for Wood, Blue for Metal, White for All Purpose, and Black for Specialty applications.
Visit www.boschtools.com to find more about Bosch Accessories or to find a dealer in your area.
About Bosch Power Tools and Accessories:
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of Robert Bosch GmbH, the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com.
About Bosch North America:
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets power tools and accessories, automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs 24,750 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $8.8 billion in 2006. For more information on the company, visit www.bosch.us.
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