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Hi, I have a Bosch PMF (the green type). I am looking for a couple of blades for cutting metal (nails and screws really). I only have one for metal whilst I got multiples for wood. I see there is a brand named "Smart" sold at Toolstation and FFX etc. Is it worth buying or do I have to spend x2 and buy Bosch blades?


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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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Have a look at Saxton Blades, they do good deals. On my phone at the minute so I cannot post a link.

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I have never figured out how to do anything like posting a link on my phone. It is bad enough typing a message with my sausage fingers. :lol:

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To get back on topic, the Bosch Curvetec (curved cutting edge) blades cut faster than any other blade I've used - but they cost a fair bit. Saxton and Faithfull both do affordable blades which don't cut as fast, but last about 1/2 to 2/3 as long for 1/2 to 1/2 of the price. If I'm buying for myself I've tended to buy those more recently because they all go phut when you hit that hidden nail, bolt or stonework just as fast and the budget stuff seems to work well enough

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I know (famous last words) where the nails are in what I am dismantling before rebuilding it but I need to have a couple of spare blades just in case. I am torn between toolstation and the "proper" dealer who has a wall of bosch bits and no prices to see. At the latter at random I get prices that beat the internet or I get hit on the head (no account ;-) ).


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IF you are certain that you won't hit anything untoward, then go for the Curvetec blade - pricey but the best (better than Fein blades IMHO). In my case I'm frequently cutting away with a brick or stone wall behind the wood, or embedded pins/screws/ails/unknowns and I just have to grit my teeth and get on with it

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I found what you mean Bosch Curved Tec. I have an idea of prices and if I am not looking at titanium and other exotic things it is within range, I will try my local store first.


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So much for helping my local shop, I was hit on the head with a brick. Ordered 3 Bosch toys from FFX.


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Saxton blades for me,great price for a decent blade. I’m always hitting brick,nails,screws and like j&k has said,the blades knackered after that really.
I’ve yet to come across a type of blade that’ll cut through screws tho,well any more than one!

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For anyone who may benefit from this thread in the future here is a mini-comparison of a couple of blades.

I bought one "Smart" blade from toolstation, a purple series, titanium for not overheating, 32mm for wood and metal, P/N P32TN. I tried the same type from Bosch today (not titanium but curved-tec) the rest the same, P/N AIZ32APB.

I got the impression that the Bosch cut faster but that was not something I measured or tried to compare. However, the Smart had a lot of lateral movement so I would get 2-3 indentations on the wood before it settled. The Bosch had no lateral movement, one touch one cut, that for me was the most important difference. The Bosch was around £1 less than the Smart (I have not checked prices at the same supplier though).

Whilst I am onto comparisons, I was using a Bosch P/N AIZ20AB BIM (metal only blade) and today I tried a P/N AIZ32AB BIM blade. What a difference in speed of cutting (old nails). Perhaps the extra length of the AIZ32BM creates more oscillation at the cutting end, it was a pleasure to use.

Finally, I fully understand the trades people who do not know what they will find when cutting into something choose to use more disposable accessories, I know exactly where the nails are as I can see them. The wood is so brittle (50??? year old interwoven fencing panels) that I learned not to try and pry some bits apart because the slats break too easily. OCD is me :mrgreen:


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