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Bosch announced today the release of three new hacksaw blades: Flexible for Metal, Metal, and Carbide Grit for Abrasive Materials.

The “Flexible for Metal” blades are intended for use cutting pipe, solid metals, wood, plastic, and machinable metal, while the high-carbon steel “Metal” blades are intended for mild-steel, copper, brass, and aluminum and come in 18, 24, and 32 TPI variants.  The “Carbide Grit for Abrasive Materials” blades are best for cutting ceramics, fiberglass, and glass resins.  The first two are color coded blue for metal cutting while the carbide blade is colored black for “specialty” use.

Along with the new blades, Bosch also released a new 12″ high-tension hacksaw frame with a 4-3/4″ throat.  Blades swap out via a tension lever over the handle, and the frame features a rubber grip at the back as well as a thumb grip at the front.

Bosch also announced a line of 10, 14, 18, and 24 TPI bi-metal blades for portable band saws.  (Seriously, if you don’t have a portable band saw yet, consider one.  I’ll drop a find out later for you with some more information about them — they’re awesome.)

We’ll have more on pricing and availability soon.


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