|Forum topic by SteveL||posted 627 days ago||2290 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
627 days ago
So, I thought I’d post this to see what the conventional wisdom is on scroll saw blades. Next month I plan to get a Dewalt DW788 Variable Speed scroll saw. It takes 5” pinless blades. I plan to use it primarily for two purposes: (1) to make patterns for router work, and (2) to make thin veneer parts for inlay work in the Arts and Crafts style. Here’s an example—not by me—of the kind of inlay work I’d like to do someday.
It is possible that some of the materials will be soft metal like copper and pewter, though I expect initially to work with wood veneers. For now, I don’t expect scroll sawing to comprise more than 5% of my project work, though that could change of course.
So a few questions:
(1) Olsen or Flying Dutchman blades?
(2) What is a useful assortment of blades to use for the purposes above?
(3) How many should I buy just to get started?
THANKS in advance for your answers.