Jig Saw Blades expand jig saw capabilities.

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Suited for cutting material sandwiched between metal, 7 in. T718BF3 bimetal T-shank blade features 14 teeth/in. and provides 4¾ in. cut depth. It handles medium density fiberboard, structural insulated panels, and oriented strand board. Designed for making fast cuts in wood, 7 in. T744D3 T-shank blade is made of high carbon steel with 6 teeth/in. and cut depth of 5 5/16 in. Blade is suitable for cutting 4 x 4 and 4 x 6 lumber, engineered wood beams, and laminated veneer lumber.

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Bosch Announces Industry's First 7-inch T-Shank Jig Saw Blades

Mount Prospect, Ill., September 19, 2006- Bosch Power Tools and Accessories announced the industry's first 7-inch jig saw blades - the T718BF3 for cutting material sandwiched between metal and the T744D3 for fast wood cuts. Specially engineered to expand jig saw capabilities, the new Bosch 7-inch jig saw blades save time and money for professionals looking to get more out of their tools and accessories on the job. The T718BF3 is a 7-inch 14 TPI bimetal T-shank jig saw blade ideal for materials sandwiched between metal, such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), structural insulated panels (SIP), and oriented strand board (OSB) up to a 4-3/4-inch cut depth. Even larger metal tubing or pipe may now only require one jig saw pass with a 7-inch blade. Until now, contractors were forced to use multiple tools and passes to make these types of cuts. Now, with the new Bosch 7-inch blade, professionals can accomplish the job quicker, cleaner and more efficiently. The T744D3 is a 7-inch 6 TPI high carbon steel (HCS) T-shank jig saw blade specially designed for making fast cuts in wood. For professionals such as carpenters, roof framers and general contractors, this new 7-inch blade is perfect for cutting 4x4 and 4x6 lumber, engineered wood beams, and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) with a single tool and one pass. Providing up to a 5-5/16-inch cut depth, professionals have 75% more cutting capability over standard blades with only 3-inch cut depth. Both blades feature Bosch standard color-coding and labeling for quick material and application identification and require a jig saw with a depth of cut rating at least 2-3/8-inches (60 mm) or greater. Bosch offers more than 70 different jig saw blades available at both industrial distributors and hardware locations across the country. 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 the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. 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 22,700 associates in more than 80 primary and 20 associated facilities throughout the region with reported sales of $8.4 billion in 2005. This year marks Bosch's 100th year of operating in the U.S. For more information on the company and the Centennial, visit www.bosch.us. Jason Feldner, PR Manager Bosch Power Tools and Accessories www.boschtools.com 224-232-2737 Bosch Press Room

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