Makita has launched a range of Tungsten Carbide Tipped (TCT) multipurpose saw blades.
The blades can cut aluminium, MDF, PVC and laminated chipboard and are available in fifteen variations, from 160mm x 60T to 355mm x 100T. The new range contains options that are suitable for both circular saws and mitre saws, with bores ranging from 20 to 30mm. Blades are available with kerfs that range from 2.2mm to 3.0mm and in a variety of thicknesses from 1.4mm to 2.2mm.
The saw blades are also fitted with specialist Triple Chip Grind (TCG) teeth. Unlike traditional teeth, TCG teeth alternate between a combination of flat and trapezoidal teeth to provide the most effective cut. The trapeze tooth cuts out the middle of the kerf, which is then followed by a standard flat top grind (FTG) tooth, which cleans out the corners; hence, creating three separate cuts.
The Tungsten Carbide Tipped (TCT) Multipurpose Saw Blades promise to cut materials up to 15 per cent quicker than equivalent alternatives, helping tradespeople to work faster on site.
Speaking on the release, Chris Cutler, product manager at Makita UK, commented: “We’re delighted to bring another product to market that will make work easier for tradespeople. The new TCT Multipurpose Saw Blades provide excellent cutting across a number of materials and outperform equivalent products on the market.”