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Forum topic by MedTek84 posted 371 days ago 642 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, Im relatively new to scrolling, I have a (cheap) Ryobi 16” scroll saw bought used off Craigslist(like 90% of my shop was). The saw came with a handful of blades which seem to work OK for now. However, Im always looking to upgrade and want to buy some Olson blades. I use Olson blades on my bandsaw and am ecstatic over the high performance vs low cost. So in a nutshell, with so many choices and different types of scroll saw blades out there, I need a go-to list of like 5 blades I should buy(Olsons preferably) for general scrolling use, and maybe a dabble into puzzlemaking. Thanks for the help!!!

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#1 posted 371 days ago

Go to and get a sample pack of the Flying Dutchman blades from Mike. You will be amazed.

-- AlW

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#2 posted 371 days ago

I used to use Olsens and was a dealer for a while but discovered the Flying Dutchman and have converted. I get them from Mikes Workshop and his service is outstanding.

-- Kepy

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#3 posted 371 days ago

I am positive about the quality of Flying Dutchman blades:FD-PS No. 3,,,FD-PS No. 5.,,FD-P No. 1,,FD-P No. 7 are my favorite blades, contacting Sheila Landry who is a member here would be your best bet ,she is a very talented scroll sawyer and a great person.
You could buy Flying dutchman from Mike,he also could answer all your questions about what type blades to get and so on:
you could register here for more info:

-- Ken from Ontario

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#4 posted 371 days ago

Doesn’t that saw use pinned blades?

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#5 posted 363 days ago

Mikeswood shop Flying Dutchman Blades they are the best blades the only ones that I use

-- Todd

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