From the garage company in 1987 to one of the largest saw blade manufacturers in Europe, suppling innovation, quality, technology, and exactly what the industry required did it for MPS Germany founder, Martin Pott.
When he founded the firm Martin Pott Sägen (MPS) in 1987, it was with the goal of offering high-quality yet highly economic saw blade products. Today, the three-letter acronym emblazons a company which is defined by innovative thinking and action and ranks No 1 amongst Europe’s leading producers of sawing technology and exports to all markets around the world.
They are firmly committed to operating and manufacturing in Germany and to their promise of quality as expressed by “Made in Germany”. It’s here that they have the means to develop a steady stream of innovative solutions for their production methods and products.
Key to their success is that they concentrate on doing what they do best, making quality products for perfect sawing. All their materials and production methods meet the most demanding requirements, the first-rate steel varieties they use come from Germany, Austria and Sweden. All perfectly made and shaped in their Wasserliesch plant using patented laser technology.
The most diverse areas of work require their own individual range of steel qualities. This guarantees the best possible material performance over long life spans. For this reason, the choice between CV, HSS, Bi-Metal and HM models are carefully evaluated per the intended purpose of use. High-alloyed Chrome Vanadium steel is used for work on softer materials such as wood, fibreboard and synthetic materials. High Speed Steel, hardened in a vacuum furnace, is used for work on harder material such as metal (iron and steel), aluminium and nonferrous metal, plus Carbide, high abrasion resistance is utilized for long life.
Bi-Metal 65-67 HRC is the perfect combination of flexibility due to the spring steel which despite bending, always returns to its original form and durability, thanks to the HSS strip alloyed with Cobalt, which is welded on. Bimetal is heat treated in a vacuum furnace. Suited to work on wood and metal.
The reasons for needing so many different blade types are naturally numerous. The material to be sawn plays a particularly important role. Whether it is a hard material such as iron, stainless steel, hardwood or tile or a soft material like softwood, plywood, synthetics or cork that is being sawn, this determines what material the blade should be made of, along with tooth spacing, what strength of teeth and which tooth geometry are the most suitable.
The second factor to be considered is the thickness of the material which determines the length of toothing on the blade. The cut-quality desired also plays a pivotal role in this decision-making process.
Here, the appropriate blade is determined depending on whether a rough cut is sufficient or if a finer cut is required, whether angle precision is necessary or if contours or curves are being sawn. One further aspect of the material, which can be a decisive factor, is its form, e.g. metal profile or material combination – the so-called sandwich material.
“MPS manufacture and have every conceivable blade for all the international brands, there is truly nothing they don’t make or stock, one cannot fault this brand and their massive selection and range, plus very impressive specialist blades that will cut through anything. It is the perfect example of a quality Germany operation. The right saw blade for the material you are cutting is crucial, not only does it give you a better clean cut, but it is easier to cut, and less effort is required,” said Sales Director of Vermont Sales Ryan Hunt.
“When cutting special materials or in fact any materials it advisable to consult your local store on what blades will do the job best, be it for a jig saw or sabre saw, alternatively you can visit our web site www.vermontsales.co.za which will show the range and supply you all the information, or you can call Vermont Sales for advice and they will gladly assist you in selecting the correct blades for the job,” said Hunt.