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    Hello, I posted earlier this month asking about a what saw to buy. After reading my earlier post I noticed I really did not introduce myself. Anyway, my name is Todd and I live in Ruston, Louisiana. ie. lacarver I have been scrolling for one week know and it is a blast. I previously carved in relief and am looking forward to combining scrolling and carving in the future. First I need to cut a strait line. The G4 seems to be working extremely well. I attempted to post two projects that I have completed but it appears that the size was too big and I need to figure out how to get the size right on the photo. Looking forward to chatting with you all in the future. Any and all tips have been and are appreciated. By the way, what is your opinion on the best saw blade?

    Thanks,
    Todd
    Todd

    Hawk G4

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    Welcome todd, and congrats on your new tool!!! Its sure a blast huh? My opinion on the best saw blade depends on what Im cutting. There are so many different tooth configurations and types, but each has their own unique uses. as for brand, I better refrain from suggesting my favorite brand, because every time one of us does, it causes a blade debate war here,and then I get accused of being a paid advertiser for Mike, so I best not suggest a brand.Do tell what types of things you intend to be cutting, and I can suggest a blade that will work for you. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Dale,
      I have cut a lighthouse and a name for a desk so far. I plan on doing puzzles, silhouettes, words, crosses and who knows what. I am figuring out, a little bit, the size of blades to use for what cuts. I would really like to know a good brand for blades. If you would send a PM I would apreciate it. I wont tell anyone. Todd
      Todd

      Hawk G4

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      • #4
        Todd...Pegus, Olson and Flying Dutchman are all good blades. I use them all in various sizes depending on what I'm cutting. After you have scrolled for a while you will probably settle on a particular brand you like the best, much like carving knives. Any of the three mentioned are very serviceable blades. Welcome to the group!!!
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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        • #5
          Hi Todd,

          Welcome ! I'm from South Louisiana.... Pointe Coupee Parish. Near Baton Rouge.

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          • #6
            Todd, Here are some links for the more popular blade manufactures,
            Flying Dutchman (www.mikesworkshop.com)
            Olson (www.olsonsaw.com)
            Pegas (www.bensscrollsaw.com)
            We all have our favorites, give them all a try before you decide.
            Bill

            DeWalt 788



            aut viam inveniam aut faciam

            God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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            • #7
              Hey Todd, I can't really add anything on the blades as the guys have pretty much said it.

              Welcome my friend. I'd love to see some of your work.
              Check me out on the web:
              http://www.kerrysworld.com

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              • #8
                Hi Todd.
                kevin/pitbull.

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                • #9
                  Welcome to the group Todd
                  Diane
                  Dragon
                  Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                  Owner of a Dewalt 788
                  PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                  • #10
                    Hi Todd, and Welcome for sure. so glad you are here. as far as blades, well you have recieved the best impho. from ubove. I would add one thing. it does depend on the thinckness of your wood. I use small blades, in thin wood like 1/4 inch, my favorite blade sizes are 02 and 2 and 3 I do alot of fretwork, so those work well for me. in those little cuts. but if your wood is thicker like 1/2 or so. you would wont a bigger blade, I still use #3,,#5,, and #7 and sometimes a #9 in very hard wood. the bigger blades are harder to turn tight corners. but then there is a way around that. stick around, this is a great group, and love to help. Oh ya, also there is the teeth. I use a skip tooth, and skip tooth revers. and in hard woods a milled tooth is really sharp, and cuts alot faster. the size of the blades are thicker and deeper the larger you go. but the teeth are pretty much the same in all sizes. teeth per inch that is. the more theeth per inch cuts slower, and easyer to controle, and the less theeth per inch , cuts faster, but harder to controle. Evie
                    Last edited by minowevie; 03-24-2007, 03:06 PM.

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