Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jonathanthejoiner Please be careful
Allow me to preface this by saying that I generally have respect for Bosch gear (my jigsaw is a Bosch GST150 BCE).
I purchased these T101BRF blades specifically for a kitchen-fitting job, since they are a down-cutting blade unlikely to damage the laminate on kitchen worktops, whilst cutting the sink/hob openings, etc.
However, these premium-priced blades very nearly cost me Â£100, due to a SHAMEFUL amount of flex, which wrecked the cut I was doing on the worktop (the blade bent sideways, during the cut, by almost 30 degrees!). It was only a very understanding customer, who permitted me to 'make-good' the damaged cut, that saved me from having to buy a replacement worktop.
Down-cutting blades undergo compression along the length of the blade, during the downstroke, and this means that they need to have good resilience to flexing/bending during the cut. Unfortunately, Bosch have made these blades far too thin/flexible.
Consequently, I suggest that any tradesmen seeking a blade for kitchen worktops avoid this model of blade.
If you're cutting 15mm or 18mm melamine boards, then they may work well for you, but not for 38mm worktops.
16 Oct 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rightchoice Bosch is best !
Great blade cuts cleanly on 40mm worktop. Also the reverse cut means that you can cut while in situ. A blessing if your making alterations or fitting new appliances. Screwfix have the complete range of Bosch blades and the price is right !.
9 Aug 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by grumpyoldfitter better alternatives
these blades were the best, but now they are thiner so they flex when cutting. buy the makita ones
7 Jan 2012