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Forum topic by Prev posted 06-29-2016 07:31 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2016 07:31 PM

Hi all…

I have had my Excalibur 16”scroll saw for just over a year now and really enjoy it. It’s the best scroll saw I’ve ever had.

I just recently encountered a small problem that maybe some of you may have encountered.

I am using a Flying Dutchman Penguin Silver Reverse #2/0 blade which is my blade of choice. I just started breaking them about an inch above the lower blade clamp. I rarely break blades but this is getting to be quite regular.

Anybody have any ideas as to the problem and the fix?

Thank you,

-- Al, Fort Collins CO

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 08:46 PM

What are you cutting with the blade? How long is it lasting?

That is a fairly small blade and used on lighter material.

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 09:07 PM

I have encountered times when I swear I get a bad set of blades. If the ones you are breaking are all out of the same dozen, open another dozen to try if you can. I have never been able to test this because I put many dozen in a test tube at one time…..

I use the same blade often but I never cut any thing over 3/8” thick with them.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 10:08 PM

I have been using this size blade a long time. I don’t cut anything larger than 1/4” baltic plywood and cut small intricate cuts. The blade lasts on the average of 1/2 hour before breaking; sometimes longer.

I too put several dozen blades in a tube. I have wondered also if I get a bad batch of blades.

Thank you for your replies.


-- Al, Fort Collins CO

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#4 posted 06-30-2016 12:19 AM

I have had this same experience with FD blades. I think it was a bad batch because after a while the problem went away.

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