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    Any "scrollers" here at SMC?

    I am working on a scroll saw project. I have been using Olson scroll saw blades and Pegas #7R blades. I am cutting red oak and have worn out a few blades. Are there any "Premium" brand blades of considerable difference beyond the two I am using?


    Thanks!
    Ken

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    Ken,

    Try Flying Dutchman blades. I've had great luck with them. mikesworkshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Jones View Post
    Ken,

    Try Flying Dutchman blades. I've had great luck with them. mikesworkshop
    +1 Good person to deal with and good products.

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    I use Flying Dutchman blades and they are very good. I use the skip tooth ones FD Polar on thicker oak 3/4" . On thinner wood I use the Ultra Reverse blades.

    Is there a big difference between FD and Olson ...probably not. Biggest thing is using the right type of blade.

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    Mikes Workshop sold the scroll saw blade business to The Wooden Teddy Bear almost 2 years ago. I believe both websites still work, but you will get your blades from The Wooden Teddy Bear. Both websites sell the Flying Dutchman brand of blades. I found them to be superior for what I make (mostly compound cut projects). I wasn't happy with the same type Olson blades, mostly because they didn't cut straight. The cut was always biased, so feeding the work required doing so at an angle.

    There is a forum for scroll saw woodworkers with some very talented members. 'www.scrollsawvillage.com. I'm also a member there.

    Charley
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    I do a LOT of scroll saw work, 3d cutting and double bevel inlay. I also use Flying Dutchman blades (#5 polar) and #7 Olson Precision Ground blades. which I prefer for 3d cutting.
    No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Jones View Post
    Ken,

    Try Flying Dutchman blades. I've had great luck with them. mikesworkshop
    +1. I need to qualify this. I was recommended these when I started thinking about a scroll saw and have used nothing else. I use materials like 1/8" maple through 3/4" oak. Their sampler pack (if they still offer it) is inexpensive and let's you try a number of blades to pick you favorites to stock up on.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


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