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Forum topic by Xaromir posted 06-11-2011 11:59 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2011 11:59 PM

After a long fight with my purse and banker,
i got myself a Hegner Multicut 2S (+optional speed control) today,
i got a handy dandy thingamajig with a view blades in it,
but after a little while i already feel the first one losing it’s “edge” a little,
any recommendations what to buy as replacements?
How do you guys store them and how often do you change them by the way?
The saw takes all blades.
It’s my first scroll saw, i’m mighty curious.

Any general thought maybe? :D

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 12:38 AM

Olsen makes scroll saw blades that are considered the best.

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 04:39 AM

Scroll saw blades go dull qickly. Most people who do a lot of scrolling buy blades by the gross (144 blades). If I am cutting constantly, I will wear out a blade and change it roughly every 20 minuets. It really depends on the material that you are cutting and the thickness of the material. Also important is the size of the blade in relation to the material/thickness. Thicker or harder material needs a bigger blade.
My favorite blade is the olsen number 5 reverse tooth. I like olsen because I can buy them locally. Many scrollers like to get flying duchman blades from mike at His customer service is fantastic. I just realized that you are in Germany, I don’t know what Mike’s shipping policy but you should find the blades on that side of the world ;)
I will also pass along a couple of awesome sites for scrollers.
First have you seen Steve Good’s Blog? Free patterns almost every day. Wonderful stuff could keep you busy for years.
He also has a forum devoted to scrolling, a fantastic group of people who will answer any and every question you have about scrolling.
Let me know if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help!

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 10:53 AM

I doubt that we have the Flying Dutchman blades locally here, Germany is pretty pathetic if it comes to that.
We may manufacture some great tools that you guys over the pond use, but we may never see them here.
We don’t have stores like Rockler or Woodcraft, we mostly have things like Homedepot,
things where you can buy some plants, a goldfish and maybe a hammer.
I doubt that (re)importing the blades is a big deal though, for small things shipping is acceptable.
I knew the Dutchman blades from SDGood before actually, i never knew that he got a Forum though,
this may be a interesting place to read.
Next month i may order some of the Dutchman blades together with some Olson and try them out.

Thanks you two. :)

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 02:44 PM

IIRC, Mike’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ blades are actually made in Germany … maybe they are available locally? They may be available under another name … Mike is the Dutchman (he was born in the Netherlands).


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