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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 04-18-2012 09:44 PM 797 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2012 09:44 PM

Guys, I need to get a blade to cut some really small pieces of hobby sized wood. We are talking 1/8×1/8 or smaller. So I’m thinking it would have to be something with as many teeth as possible with as little rake as possible. I want to put this on my 14” Delta with a riser attached. Thanks for any thoughts.

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 09:53 PM
They are a great resource great service price and fast shipping.

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 09:54 PM

1/8”? Many toofies and very much a turning blade.
Just gotta get the blade guides (I use phenolics) set right.
Next best (or really best) would be a scroll saw.


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#3 posted 04-18-2012 10:40 PM

Razor knife, or scapel.

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 12:28 AM

scroll saw?

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 02:41 AM

I would cut something that small on my scroll saw with a zero clearance insert.
However, if I didn’t have a scroll saw, I’d put a metal cutting blade on my bandsaw for it. Metal cutting blades have a lot of tiny teeth. They cut slower in wood, but leaves a fine edge. With small pieces, a fine edge is preferable because there’s hardly any sanding needed.


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#6 posted 04-19-2012 03:41 PM

Lenox carbon steel would work great but as mentioned, it might be easier to cut the pieces on the scroll saw As far as tooth configuration, anything that will keep approx three teeth in contact with the wood but you are cutting thin stock so that “rule” will be broken. I’ve used Lenox, and the blades from Suffolk Machinery (Timberwolf) for years and either will serve you well without breaking the bank. Are you doing scrolling work on these pieces and this is why you want a 1/8 inch blade?

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 03:46 PM

I’m with ‘crank49’ on this. Do you really need a power tool for cuts this tiny? Yep, an X-acto razor saw would be the right choice. and the piece you cut won’t end up inside the throat of your bandsaw or scrollsaw.

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 04:18 PM

The razor knife is the best idea. I used to build doll houses and most of my cuts were done with a scripto blade and a metal straight edge. I remember building the staircase, those were the days.

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