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TOOLS FOR THE TRADES
Teeth Per Inch
(TPI)
Material Thickness
(inch) (mm)
24 TPI
0 –
1
8
0 – 3mm
18 TPI
1
8
1
4
3 – 6mm
14 TPI
1
8
3
8
3 – 10mm
10 TPI
3
16
5
8
5 – 15mm
8/12 TPI
1
8
3
8
3 – 10mm
6 TPI
3
16
– 1 5 – 25mm
5/8 TPI
3
16
– 1 5 – 25mm
4/6 TPI
3
16
– 1 5 – 25mm
UST
3
16
– 1 5 – 25mm
DSL
3
16
– 1 5 – 25mm
Grit
1
8
3
8
3 – 10mm
Choosing the Right Reciprocating Blade
How to select the perfect blade for the job from a comprehensive line
of professional grade reciprocating sawblades.
Step 1: Determine the right toothing.
BAHCO
®
reciprocating sawblades feature aggressive,
precision-ground teeth. In addition, many bi-metal blades
feature variable teeth spacing. It all adds up to unbeatable
sawing performance and versatility. Material type and
thickness determine which toothing pattern and TPI will
work best.
Step 2: Choose the right blade.
Recommended sawblade types for different
materials and applications.
Carbon
Bi-Metal
Bi-Metal
3842-series 3840-series
3840-demolition
Carbide Grit Carbide Teeth
3846-series 3846-series
Step 3: Identify the BAHCO
®
reciprocating sawblade.
Here’s how to read product codes
for BAHCO® reciprocating sawblades.
Example: 3840 - 150 - 14 -
ST -
5P
Packaging Quantity:
1, 2, 5, 100
Blade Shape: ST = Standard;
UST = U-shank; SL = Slope; SC = Scroll
Teeth Per Inch (TPI)
Blade Length in mm
Blade
RECIP BLADE SELECTION GUIDE
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