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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Kenbo, Bein a "noob" ( thanx Cody ) here.....

I gather that yer the resident 'expert' when it comes to scroll saws 'nat.
I have a question 'bout blades.Is it important, and is there such a thing as better quality blades ?
If so. Is there a certain brand of blade that you can recommend ?
I spose i should say this, that i do not by any means have what i think is a quality saw. It's a small Delta 16" that's probably 15-20 years old with the only 'features' bein a two speed and a quick dissconnect for changin blades.
So, maybe spendin money on quality blades aint worth it ?
Thanx ahead for your input on this subject.

OH yeah, also.. I'm aware that there are many different types of blades meant for many different applications.Can you recommend maybe a book or an online chart that describes for a "noob" ( thanx Cody )the uses for the different styles ?

Thot i'd share this with while on the subject. I think i got this out o' the trash somewheres a long time ago but check out how cool it is for this use.I jist need to find some more glass tubes. It has a clear plastic lid that sets plenty high enough to accomodate all that i have in it. ( Mmm..maybe this should be posted in Tips and Tricks ? )
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Good grief, I was thinking those were huge blades and wondering how you fit them in your saw. Then I realized that is a pencil broken in half in the box and a tape measure in the background. Perspective and reference sizes are wonderful things.
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Good grief, I was thinking those were huge blades and wondering how you fit them in your saw. Then I realized that is a pencil broken in half in the box and a tape measure in the background. Perspective and reference sizes are wonderful things.
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Where to start on this one. There are many different types of blades and many manufacturers and many different qualities. Does the quality of blade matter? Of course it does. A crap blade on a table saw will yield crap results. There are many folks out there that are fans of Flying Dutchman blades and while I will say that they are a nice quality blades, for my buck, I will recomment Olson blades. As far as whether to use skip tooth, double tooth etc, I would recommend a reverse tooth blades. This type of blade cuts on the down and up stroke, minimizing tear out at the back of the cutting. A triple ground, or precision ground blade will also yield a cleaner edge cut. In fact, using one of these precision ground blades will practically polish a hard wood while cutting it.
As far as some kind of chart.
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Did my response help, because I kind of confused myself.
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Hahahaha, yep, you sure did answer me annnnnd..i must be psychic.
A few days ago i was in my wood workin store and on a whim, well, actualy it was all he had. I bot these

Thank you Kenbo, your response is very helpfull and answers all questions i had. I will print the chart and keep it in my shop.



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Where to start on this one. There are many different types of blades and many manufacturers and many different qualities. Does the quality of blade matter? Of course it does. A crap blade on a table saw will yield crap results. There are many folks out there that are fans of Flying Dutchman blades and while I will say that they are a nice quality blades, for my buck, I will recomment Olson blades. As far as whether to use skip tooth, double tooth etc, I would recommend a reverse tooth blades. This type of blade cuts on the down and up stroke, minimizing tear out at the back of the cutting. A triple ground, or precision ground blade will also yield a cleaner edge cut. In fact, using one of these precision ground blades will practically polish a hard wood while cutting it.
As far as some kind of chart.
Try this.
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Did my response help, because I kind of confused myself.
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