A New Festool Blade Guide
(new page will open to the Festool USA site) to determine the perfect blade for your material and application. You can choose from several criteria and receive recommendations that best suit the need, simplifying what can sometimes be a challenging search.
Festool jigsaw blades can be grouped into 3 categories:
HCS (High Carbon Steel) tool steel
: the standard quality for all wood materials. Used for cutting hardwoods/softwoods, melamine/veneered plywood, chipboard, hard and soft plastics and acrylics.
: offers long service life and high cutting capacity. Used for cutting hardwoods/softwoods, melamine/veneered plywood, chipboard, hard and soft plastics, composite materials, acrylics iron and steel.
Carbide Tipped HM
: Resistant to high temperature and offers longer cutting life.Used for cutting fiber-reinforced plastics, cement board, chip board, glass, tile, iron and steel.