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    Hi all, I am coming to the USA soon, San Fran. on 24th of this month for a few days then travelling around (Yosemite, down the west coast then on to Phoenix Grand Canyon & colarado springs. Where can I buy baldes during my travels. They are almost 50% cheaper in US THAN IN u.K.
    THANKS
    Gordon

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    Gordon;
    For me the best blades out there are the Flying Dutchman Baldes. I get mine from Mike at..http://www.mikesworkshop.com/
    These are hands down the best blade out there, I use mostly th Polar No5 and No3 and almost all of the time I run the blade dull befor it breaks! And I do some cutting thru 2" oak and maple. I have a Delta P-20 and kept snapping the other brands, and when I found the FD blades life got easier.

    Well, thats my 2 cents.........Chris Hawkins

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    • #3
      Hmmm-mmm:

      Let me see now, many of the blade manufactures are located in the EU. But because of VAT or whatever, it is cheaper to come to USA and purchase scroll saw blades.

      I am sorry, that still does not make sense.

      Oh, If this is your first post, welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy your visits. Go on over to the Welcome Members section and post something about yourself. We have a couple of Brits already as members.

      By the way, the best two best brands of scroll saw blades, Mike's FD blades (still the best) and Pegus from Bear Woods Supply are not in normal stores. AFAIK only from web and EBay.

      Now if you can fast talk Mike into shipping to your hotel in San Fran. and you don't get nailed by airport security on having metal in your checked luggage, and US Homeland security doesn't get wind of your plans to transport sharp objects, and your UK customs don't rake you over the coals, and your VAT tax collectors don't chase you down with a pack of baying dogs, you just might save one or two Euro's.


      Good luck with your plans, and do enjoy your visit to USA regardless of my sense of (dark) humor.

      Phil

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GrayBeard Phil
        Hmmm-mmm:

        Let me see now, many of the blade manufactures are located in the EU. But because of VAT or whatever, it is cheaper to come to USA and purchase scroll saw blades.

        I am sorry, that still does not make sense.
        I don't think Gordon is coming exclusively to the USA to buy blades. He is coming here to visit, see some sites, and since blades are 50% cheaper in the USA, he wants to buy them while here.

        (At least that's what I got out of it)

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        • #5
          I'll agree with Chris, life/sawing is much easier with FD Blades. I would definately get in touch with Mike.

          Geez Phil, "a pack of baying dogs..." What a nut!
          Todd

          Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Grizz
            I don't think Gordon is coming exclusively to the USA to buy blades. He is coming here to visit, see some sites, and since blades are 50% cheaper in the USA, he wants to buy them while here.

            (At least that's what I got out of it)
            Hi, True I am coming to usa on holiday with my wlfe and meeting friends in phoenix. I would like to see one of your huge tool sheds. I can bring up to (I think) about $250 dollars of goods without paying import duty at uk customs.
            gordon

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            • #7
              I never gave it much thought before but those duty free stores in the airport need to add tools to the inventory. The can put them between the aisles of booze and clothes no one in their right mind would wear.

              Customs: "Sir do you have anything to declare"

              Tourist: "Yes I do, I have 10 gallons of Night Train, this pink silk flora shirt which I am wearing, two ink pens with the nudey lady in them and 5 cases of Flying Dutchman Blades"
              Todd

              Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

              Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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              • #8
                customs

                Thanks - I'll forget the shirt and pens and just get the blades
                Gordon

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