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    They call for # 2reverse blade i used #3 will that a problem This is dumb will that be change any thing? Also am new what make the fretwork on wheelbrrow Help

    Paul
    Helena Al

  • #2
    Paul, allot of the time you will find using a different blade than what the pattern calls for will be just fine. You might find different blades will work good or even better for you. If you have what they call for, use it, but if you have something close to that size, try using that. In most cases, you will find it will still cut the wood. Different thickness of wood will also have you using different blades. The same goes for cutting soft wood (pine) or hard woods (Walnut) will mean using different blades. Now you know why we keep many different size blades on hand.
    Hawaiilad
    Larry

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    • #3
      Paul,
      An Olson # 2 is very close to a # 3 FD blade. FD does not make #'s 2 and 4 blades.
      FD Mike
      SD Mike

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      • #4
        Won't be a problem. There are no real hard & fast rules when it comes to blades. Generally speaking, most projects can readily be cut with a range of blade sizes. The difference between a #2 and a #3 is not enough to be an issue. Blades are very much a matter of personal preference. Experienced scrollers can differ on which type and size of blade they prefer for a given project, but you would never be able to tell the difference in the finished product. In the end, it's all about what you are comfortable using.
        Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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        • #5
          I made a fretwork wheelbarrow using a #3 FD. Like others have said it doesn't matter that much what you use.

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          • #6
            I will agree with all of the above. If you look at the thickness of the blade you will probably find that they are identical. Difference is in the amount of teeth per inch.
            Fred
            aka Pop's Shop
            Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!.

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            • #7
              I used a #5 FD UR blade to make mine... came out just fine. I use #5 for just about everything...

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              • #8
                I cut this one with a FD #3.
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  I made mine with FD#2/0 worked for me. Edward
                  http://www.scrollsawer.com/gallery/s...00&ppuser=6384

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