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    I'm just wondering how many brands of bladse there are that people know of. I know which blades I like best and will continue to use but am curious how many other brands are around. Do several of the companies advertising sell the same brand? Like do several companies import the same brand and have permission to relabel with their own branding label? After all some machinery sellers do just this as I found out in recent times when buying a disk sander.
    Cheers. Teresa .

  • #2
    Teresa, I only know of a few, Flying Dutchmon [email protected]
    Olson, and Scroll America. you can shop online at bladevaluesdirect.com youll have to copy and past into your address barr. also the Pegus blades. which i don't know there web. I have tryed many. even the ones at home depot. they all work. but some just work better with differant projects. you just have to try them all in differant sizes. and teeth per inch. and see which ones you like the best. I am sure there are alot of copey cats. but i sure don't know that. does this help??? your friend Evie
    Last edited by minowevie; 07-30-2006, 11:47 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks Evie. Yes most of those I did know. Just trying to find out how many brands are out there - for curiosity sake!!!

      So we have: Presuming they are all originally from different manufacturers -

      Flying Dutchman
      Olsen
      Scroll America
      Blades Value Direct
      Pegasus
      Hobbies

      Any more?
      Cheers. Teresa .

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      • #4
        I dont know the origin, but... Vermont American, Super Sharps, Dremel, Eberlee, and I cant remember the name of em, but some with a tigers head on the package. Like I said though, I dont know the true origin of those I listed, but I'll bet ya Mike knows! Dont ya Mike? Dale
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          The question got me curious, so I let my fingers do the Googleing. Apart from ones already mentioned, these are a few other brands I found. I have no experience with any of them, just adding to the list.

          Niqua
          Artisan
          Shark
          Galaxy
          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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          • #6
            as emailed to me... read on....
            There are three companies. Haunstettter who makes the blades for
            Olson.
            Niqua who makes the blades for me and for many others, Like Advance
            Machinery. Than there is a Swiss company who made blades for the
            Jeweler
            industry and now makes a blades for scrollers, called Pegas and
            imported by
            Grobet, who does most of there business with the jeweler industries.

            Delta, Dremel and many stores, like, Home Depot, Lowe's and other wood
            working stores all sell Olson blades but under their own name or Olson
            name.
            Wildwood and many other catalog companies sell the Niqua blades but
            also
            under different names. The Eberlee blade is also made by Haunstetter.
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              When I first started scrolling the only blades I could find came in a red package from most department stores.
              They had an American name which I won't mention it because I don't like to kick someone when they are down.
              They were atrocious. You could cut better with a piece of dental floss.

              The sad thing is most new scrollers are introduced to the hobby with these blades. The cost of the blades was surprisingly around the same, if not more than good quality blades.

              I would love to see the blades put to a test in our favorite magazine.
              Not to say which blade is the best because that will always be a matter of personal preference but to see the characteristics of each blade.
              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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              • #8
                One more manufacturer who makes a lot of blades (not good blades, but blades) for a lot of house brands is Vermont American. Seems they always get neglected to be mentioned. They are the largest manufacturer of power tool accesories in the world (blades and bits).
                Kevin
                Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                • #9
                  4 manufacturers

                  Thanks for the replies. People are very helpful here on the forum.

                  I think this summarises what has been said. If not, feel free to edit.

                  There are 4 manufacturers from which others purchase and sometimes re-brand:

                  1. Haunstettter - Olson blades (blades from Delta, Dremel and many stores, like, Home Depot, Lowe's and other wood working stores all sell Olson blades but under their own name or Olson's name). Eberlee.

                  2. Niqua - Advance Machinery blades. Wildwood blades (some may be under different names). Flying Dutchman?

                  3. A Swiss company - blades for the Jeweller industry. Pegas. Imported by Grobet

                  4. Vermont American
                  Cheers. Teresa .

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                  • #10
                    Who makes them for RBI?
                    Rolf
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rolf
                      Who makes them for RBI?
                      I believe RBI recently switched from Haunstetter to Niqua (I know I read that somewhere not too long ago).
                      Kevin
                      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                      • #12
                        3. A Swiss company - blades for the Jeweller industry. Pegas. Imported by Grobet
                        should read . . . . . blades made by Grobet for both the jewelry industry and the scrollsawing industry. And from many reports are fast becoming the preferred scrollsaw blades by some of the worlds top scrollers.
                        W.Y.
                        http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                        The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                        Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                        • #13
                          Here are the facts.
                          Grobet is an American company and does not make blades. Here is their web site: http://www.grobetusa.com/index_file/aboutgrobet.html
                          The blades are made by a Swiss company and imported by Grobet. .
                          Kevin,
                          I believe RBI recently switched from Haunstetter to Niqua (I know I read that somewhere not too long ago).
                          RBI switched from the Pegas blades to the Niqua blades.

                          Mike
                          SD Mike

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                          • #14
                            I stand corrected as to the actual USA factory that Pegas scrollsaw blades are made in , because I knew all along that they are made in a susidiary Swiss factory to Gorbets ridgid specifications with their background of exceptional engineering faciliteis to their excellence in quality .The link previously supplied to Grobet's USA operations explains a lot about the integrety of the the company that stands behind the Pegas blades... Little wonder they are becoming increasingly popular.

                            State of the art manufacturing facilities owned by Grobet and selected suppliers around the world are utilized to produce many of the items we offer. Our product managers are constantly working to offer quality products at the most competitive prices.
                            As a reference to Pegas scroll saw blades from one of the prominent suppliers of them.

                            Pégas Scroll Saw Blades = Swiss Made Quality

                            Pégas use's a closely guarded fabricating process that produces crisp, sharp, precisely formed teeth, not found in other blades.
                            W.Y.
                            Last edited by William Young (SE BC); 08-05-2006, 04:19 PM.
                            http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                            The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                            Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                            • #15
                              Whilst we are all witnesses to the quality of the blades we have used, I think it's important we remember that manufacturers' documentation which extols the virtues of their products cannnot be regarded as a reliable guide to the objective quality of those products.

                              Some quotations have been used on this this thread and statements have been given as fact which neither cite sources nor, in my opinion, provide independent corroboration. Perhaps the wisest course of action is to regard such contributions to the discussion as being hearsay rather than as being authoritative. That way, we'll all stay friends .

                              Gill
                              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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