A Bosch Carbide Technology saw blade cutting through a piece of metal


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Cutting hard, tough metals such as stainless steel and cast iron used to be a job for the angle grinder, with all the sparks, burning, and difficulties that come with it. Today, thanks to Bosch Carbide Technology, there is a whole range of metal cutting accessories that can make quick work of the job.

For cutting tough, hardened steel or metal you need carbide accessories. In most cases, Bi-Metal blades will achieve only one or two cuts, slowly and with a poor result. Accessories featuring Bosch Carbide Technology use optimum-grade carbide attached to blades using the most advanced manufacturing techniques to make light work of the toughest metals.

And the best part? A carbide-tipped blade lasts much longer, cuts metal faster, and wears down much slower than its non-carbide counterpart.

An image showing the advantages of Bosch Carbide Technology with different types of metal saw blades


In addition to the tool at hand, the best metal cutting blades will depend largely on the type of metal being cut and the number of cuts.

Power tool accessories are often sold simply as ‘for metal’, but in fact, there is a huge difference in the quality of the accessory required to cut the softest metals and the hardest metals. Bosch metal cutting accessories with Carbide Technology are purpose-built to match the type of metal being cut as well as the type of cut required.

Carbide-tipped blades for jigsaws, reciprocating saws, and oscillating multitools give professional craftspeople freedom of movement when working. Cut in the niches and corners of metal pipes and fittings, neatly cut out shapes in fine sheet metal, and achieve perfect flush cuts for protruding pipes and screws. There are even hole saws with carbide teeth for circular cutting in sheet metal or nail-embedded wood.


When choosing which accessory to use to cut metal, it is important to consider the type of metal you will be cutting, the type of cut you want, as well as the number of cuts. Discover some of our metal-cutting tips!

A person uses a metal cutting blade to perform a flush cut on a piece of metal protruding from wood

Cutting Nails, Screws, and Embedded Metal Easily

Nails and screws are often found embedded in wood that needs to be cut in a refurbishment or demolition operation. Modern nails and screws are usually made of hardened steel.

Similarly, pipes and rebar are often buried in other construction materials. Extracting these metal elements would be time-consuming or even impossible. It is easier just to cut through them.

With pipes, rebar, and protruding screws, you will want to achieve a neat flush cut. The best way to cut metal nails and screws like this is by using a carbide-tipped blade like the EXPERT MetalMax.

A person cutting cast iron pipes with a carbide saw blade on a construction site

The Best Way to Cut Cast Iron Pipe

Strong and long-lasting, cast iron has been used in construction for centuries. Until recently, cutting cast iron pipes was a major job requiring large, cumbersome tools such as an angle grinder or even a petrol-driven cut-off saw. Nowadays, most plumbers and municipal water workers pick the reciprocating saw as their first choice.

With a Bosch carbide blade, one of the best reciprocating saw blades for cutting cast iron pipe, you can get through thick obstacles with a single cut and can reach into a tight space to do it. This saves you the need to excavate further or remove more panels and masonry.

Close-up image of a person cutting a metal pipe with a Bosch Carbide Technology saw blade

The Best Blades for Cutting Steel Effectively

Cutting stainless steel is a common job in construction and vehicle building. Thanks to Bosch Carbide Technology, sheet metal can now be cut effectively with a jigsaw or a reciprocating saw blade.

All you need is a blade with carbide teeth and, typically, a fine-tooth pitch. Smaller, finer teeth are generally better when it comes to cutting fine metal like sheet metal and thin-walled stainless steel pipes and profiles.

Additionally, the Bosch carbide range includes multitool blades and hole saws that can make accurate, clean cuts in sheet metal – including high-grade stainless steel.

Accessories tipped with carbide can cut more effectively and offer longer accessory life, therefore giving you the best value for regular, tough metalworking jobs.


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