Blades for jigsaw and reciprocating saws

Saw blades - Made in Germany!

Jigsaws and reciprocating saws are in constant use in many trades: Their application ranges from demolition to terrace construction and from installation to carpentry work. A fast, clean cut is vital to producing professional and efficient work. Klingspor’s new selection for saws therefore offers sawing solutions for a great number of materials and applications.

Main reciprocating
saw applications

Main jigsaw



Construction industry

Cutting geometry

Cross-cut, tapered

  • For clean cutting
  • Slices the grain. The teeth are arranged in a taper shape, allowing for a clean cutting edge.


Cross-cut, straight-set

  • For clean cutting
  • Slices the grain. The teeth have a straight-set arrangement, resulting in fast cutting speed.

Milled, straight-set

  • Rather rough cutting results
  • Tears the grain, which may lead to frayed cut edges.

Milled, crimped

  • For fine and precise cuts
  • The entire tooth is involved in the cutting of the material.

Cutting geometry

Steel grades

The saw blades by Klingspor have been optimised for each specific area of application. The materials can be categorised into four primary groups:

CV – high-alloy chrome vanadium steel
…is the preferred choice for work on softer materials such as wood, wood fibreboards, or plastics.
  Bi-metal – spring steel including
welded-on HSS strips with cobalt

...ideal for wood-based and metal materials.

HSS – high-performance speed steel
…is used for such harder materials as iron, steel, aluminium, and non-ferrous metal.

HM – hard metal
…is distinguished by its superior wear resistance and long service life. Saw blades made of this material are suitable for universal use.

Blade characteristics

x0x - Standard

The grain is sliced as the tooth shape is positioned slanted relative to the wood. As the ground flanks do not make contact with the saw kerf, the cut made in the wood is very clean.
Application: Wood

x1x - Special

Long service life due to carbide-tipped teeth. The width of the saw blade allows for straight and precise cuts. Even the hardest materials are cut with high speed.
Applications: Aerated concrete, masonry, hollow brick

x3x - Double-sided toothing

Allows for extremely tight curve cuts, and even reverse cuts, in wood
Applications: Softwood, plywood, particle boards

x4x - Back-toothed

Allows for fine and extra clean curve cuts in wood.
Application: Wood

x5x - Narrow

The narrow shape of the jigsaw blade allows for curve cuts in wood.
Application: Wood

x6x - Push-to-cut

Jigsaw blades with “push-to-cut toothing” allow for splinter-free cuts on the material surface thanks to their “reversed toothing”.
Applications: Wood, kitchen countertops, coated boards

x7x - Radial toothing

The three different orientations of the teeth ensure a tear-free cut on both sides.
Applications: Kitchen countertops, coated boards

x8x - Thick saw blade

The extra thickness of the jigsaw blade also ensures a cut with angle accuracy.
Application: Wood

x9x - Vario toothing

Jigsaw blades with alternating tooth pitch guarantee universal use across a wide range of materials.
Applications: Wood, wood with nails, metal, steel

The selection of the right saw blade

“Will one saw blade not do for everything?” The answer is: No! Depending on the composition and the thickness of the material to be worked on, the blade material, the tooth geometry and the flexibility of the saw blade may play a decisive role. Another key factor is the quality of the cut: The choice of the right saw blade is largely dependent on whether the work involves, for instance, fast cuts during demolition or clean cuts during kitchen construction.

1. Saw blade material and cutting geometry

Saw blade steel grades
Suitable for: Suitable for: Suitable for: Suitable for:
Cutting geometry
Milled, straight-set

Standard cuts in
For metalworking Universal range of
in wood and metal
+ long lifespan
= long service life
For abrasive
materials and
Milled, crimped Standard cuts in
Universal standard
use in wood and metal
+ long lifespan
= long service life
Cross-cut, straight-set

Extra fast cuts Fast cuts in wood
+ long lifespan
= long service life
For abrasive
materials and
Cross-cut, tapered

Extra clean cuts Extra clean cuts
in wood
+ long lifespan
= long service life

2. Teeth per inch

clean cut

rough cut

3. Blade length

2-3 teeth should always work inside the material:
A rule of thumb for the toothed length of the saw blade: Width of the material plus 50 mm



Tooth pitch

The tooth pitch is defined as the distance between two tips of a saw blade. It is specified in either inches or millimetres.
Note: The softer the material is, the wider the tooth pitch of the saw blade should be. Because: Softer materials produce more chips during sawing than harder ones. The spacing between two tips of the sawing blade provides room for these chips. If the spacing of the saw blade tips is too small, chip removal will deteriorate and cause the saw to work more slowly and may even cause it to jam in extreme cases.

Type designation

Colour code

Wood: Metal: Pallets: All-Cut: Laminate: Mineral-based 
green blue orange black grey red

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Application areas of the saw blades

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