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nate22

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248 days ago

I want to cut out some things on my scroll saw. Like Christmas ornaments. What size blade should I use. I’m not sure what would be a good size for the outside cuts and inside cuts.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.


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SASmith

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#1 posted 248 days ago

I like flying dutchman blades and you can get an assortment here.
This might help you decide what sizes you need.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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alohafromberkeley

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#2 posted 248 days ago

Mikes Workshop has Flying Dutchman samplers and if you email your questions, he’s quick to answer and really helpful. His site has a lot of info on sizes and uses. My preference is a 2/0 reverse tooth or double skip, but check out his site he knows his stuff. I ordered his sampler and had a couple of questions about different materials. When I got my order he had tossed in a couple freebies that I had asked about. Olsen blades are also excellent.Sold at most woodworking tool sites. Get the PGT (Precision Ground Teeth). You can’t go wrong with either FD or Olsen.Either brand, you’ll find the precision ground blades are worth the extra money. Had nothing but problems with cheaper stamped blades. Hope this helps!

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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ColonelTravis

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#3 posted 248 days ago

Ditto the FD sampler.

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Jim Finn

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#4 posted 248 days ago

Ditto FD…............. I use polar #5.

-- In God We Trust

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PaulDoug

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#5 posted 247 days ago

Mike’s workshop is a great place, as stated above.

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

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distrbd

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#6 posted 247 days ago

Try Polar FD-P #2/0 ,they are tough,last a long time,thin enough to do sharp turns.

-- Ken from Ontario

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