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#1 posted 01-04-2013 09:20 AM

Shipwright, if I am understanding you correctly, you’re talking about the ought sized blades (1/0, 2/0, 3/0, ect.). If so, then those are sized the same as scroll saw blades. When you get into hole numbers, #1, #2, #3, etc., then yes, the higher number, the larger the blade. However, going to the oughts, #1/0, #2/0, #3/0, etc. is moveing in the opposite direction, below zero, almost like a negative. So when you talk about the oughts, on scroll saw blades as well, the larger the number, the finer the blade.
I bring this up because it confused me when I first got into scrolling.
The blades I use most, from finest to coursest are, #5/0 (human hair size), #2/0, #3, #5, and #7.


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