What you need to know on cutting and saw blades
MPS Germany is the leading manufacturer of high quality cutting blades and masters in sawing technology and development, supplying the largest range of jigsaw blades internationally
Jigsaw Blades, Professional Hand Saws, reciprocating saw blades, sabre saws, Whatever jigsaw tools you have in your workshop or using in your industry or the power tool make you own, type, model or brand, MPS has the blade in its range, for any material you are cutting/sawing there is an MPS blade available. There is no material that MPS blades will not cut whether it is a hard material such as iron, stainless steel, steel, alloys, plastics, all wood types, hardwood and tiles. There is really nothing like having the correct blade for the material you are cutting; the correct blade will cut through it like cutting butter.
From the garage company in 1987 to one of the largest saw blade manufacturers in Europe, supplying innovation, quality, technology, and exactly what the industry required did it for founder Martin Pott. When establishing the company MPS, Martin Pott Sägen's mission was to offer high-quality yet highly economic saw blade products. Today the three-letter acronym emblazons a company which is defined by innovative thinking and action and ranks No 1 amongst Europe’s leading producers of sawing technology and exports to markets around the world. Key to their success is that they concentrate on doing what they do best, making quality products for perfect sawing. All their materials and production methods meet the most demanding requirements, the first-rate steel varieties they use come from Germany, Austria and Sweden. All perfectly made and shaped in their Wasserliesch plant using patented laser technology.
The choice between CV, HSS, Bi-Metal and HM models are carefully evaluated per the intended purpose of use. High-alloyed Chrome Vanadium steel is used for work on softer materials such as wood, fibreboard and synthetic materials. High-Speed Steel, hardened in a vacuum furnace, is used for work on harder material such as metal (iron and steel), aluminium and nonferrous metal. Carbide is used for high abrasion resistance offering long life. Bi-Metal 65-67 HRC is the perfect combination of flexibility due to the spring steel which despite bending, always returns to its original form and durability, thanks to the HSS strip alloyed with Cobalt, that is welded on. Bimetal is heat-treated in a vacuum furnace. Suited to work on wood and metal.
The reasons for needing so many different blade types are naturally numerous. The material to be sawn plays a particularly important role. Whether it is a hard material such as iron, stainless steel, hardwood or tile or soft material like softwood, plywood, synthetics or cork that is being sawn, this determines what material the blade should be made of, along with tooth spacing, what strength of teeth and which tooth geometry are the most suitable.
The second factor to be considered is the thickness of the material which determines the length of toothing on the blade. The cut-quality desired also plays a pivotal role in this decision-making process. Here, the appropriate blade is determined depending on whether a rough cut is sufficient or if a finer cut is required, whether angle precision is necessary or if contours or curves are being sawn.
For more information, on the MPS products and its range contact Vermont Sales on 011 314 7711 or visit their web site www.vermontsales.co.za. MPS Blades are available from all leading outlets countrywide for information on your nearest outlet call Vermont Sales. If you have an issue or a problem on what blade to use for what and want more information, visit the Vermont Sales website.