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  • Don in Brooklin On
    Reply to Blades
    by Don in Brooklin On
    I have been cutting a lot of 1 1/2 hardwood for mini birdhouses and my go to blade in the Flying Dutchman UR-5 as I like the finish it gives.
    For some real hard woods like cherry and hard maple I have had better luck with the FD polar bladed #5.

    I had some cherry that was burning...
    Today, 12:30 AM
  • Linda In Phoenix
    Reply to Blades
    by Linda In Phoenix
    My preference would be Flying Dutchman #5, as it could handle it if you needed some tighter turns---and going to a #7 or #9 if doing a lot of straighter cuts. Plywood does dull blades a bit faster though, no matter the blade brand choice. The best blade is kinda a broad question---every brand works...
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
  • Linda In Phoenix
    Reply to Blades
    by Linda In Phoenix
    I totally agree with Dan (dgman). I prefer Flying Dutchmans for most things, but I know others who absolutely swear by other top brands, and almost everyone go thumbs down on generics after trying the name brands---and the price difference is next to nothing if you know where to buy. Some suppliers...
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
  • dgman
    Reply to Blades
    by dgman
    Wow, that is a loaded question! You will get a lot of opinions, but the best answer is the ones that work for you. My suggestion is to order or buy several types and sizes and brands, and use what works for you. I would suggest you not buy the generic blades you find in local hardware stores. The top...
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
  • woodvender
    Blades
    by woodvender
    What are the sharpest smoothest cutting blades for scroll saws
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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