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    hello guys ,
    i have recently bought a new makita sj401 scroll saw for 341 $ and i know its expensive and that's becuz i am in Egypt. The problem here is that here in Egypt we cannot buy good blades , all blades are locally manufactured . i know that all experts say " let the blade do the work " but when i try to scroll i find it difficult to cut the wood without applying too much pressure . could anyone help please?
    thnx
    Peter
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    My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

  • #2
    Peter can you give some more information like the type of wood, blade size, and how thick the wood is? It will help with our answers.

    In general you want to use the largest blade that you can for the project. Run the saw at the fastest speed you are comfortable with. Start with a new blade and replace them as soon as they dull. Cover the project with clear packing tape. This will help to lubricate the blade.
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      Excellent advice and you might contact Mike at Mikesworkshop for some quality blades.

      Mike's Workshop
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      • #4
        Peter, if you have to push hard then the blade is dull. I believe Mike ships blades anywhere.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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        • #5
          well , its a soft wood , i think its maple , and its 3/4 inch ..when i use blade number 12 i think it cuts perfectly , but when i use number 8 it makes that problem ... and the blades are locally manufactured ...
          we don't have mike here in Egypt so i cannot get his blades and i don't know how to test a blade if it is dull or still good :/
          thnx guys
          Peter
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          My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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          • #6
            and blade # 12 makes a big space between the 2 pieces produced
            Peter
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            My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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            • #7
              Originally posted by peterfawzy View Post
              we don't have mike here in Egypt so i cannot get his blades and i don't know how to test a blade if it is dull or still good :/
              thnx guys
              No Mike is here in the States. If you click on Wood-n-things link in his post "Mike's Workshop". There you can see all the blades he has to offer. I am not sure how much shipping would be to Egypt though.
              Bill

              Dewalt 788 Type 1

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              • #8
                You can e-mail Mike at [email protected]
                He is sure to help you, very friendly and the best.
                Jack

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                • #9
                  He emaild me and I replied but have not heard from him again.
                  I sell to about 40 different countries.
                  FD Mike
                  SD Mike

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                  • #10
                    yea i emaid mike but the problem is that i have to get an international visa or credit card , i thought i could pay the money in a bank or something to his account :/ so im going to have credit card then contact mike again
                    really thnx guys , u were so helpful
                    Peter
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                    My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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                    • #11
                      i mean money transfer or something like that , well im not pro in such things
                      Peter
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                      My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." -2 Corinthians 12:9

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