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  • #2
    Hey Tim, I have only used the UR's so I can't tell you what the difference is, But I sure do use the UR's for compound cutting. Depending on thickness of your blanks, I would use a UR #5 or a #7.
    Dan in So.Ca.

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    • #3
      yeah dg, i do love the UR’s most….i tried the 5 dif kinds from the sampler pack, and couldn’t tell if the polars or the penquins cut any better than the UR’s, so that’s what i went right back to…i’m thinking that the more UR’s, the merrier…lol

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      • #4
        I prefer the #5 & #7 UR for my compound cutting depending on what wood I'm cutting but the polar do a good job as well. So personal preference..send the other Mike a message and ask him to explain the difference between the other ones you mentioned..
        "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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        • #5
          Tim, Diana Thompson taught me compound cutting and says that the Polar #5's are her hands down favorite for this kind of work. A lot of her pieces are cut from 1.5 inch wood and the polars cut quickly and cleanly.

          Jan

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          • #6
            I am another fan of the Polar blades in #5 and #7 for compound cutting. IMHO the reverse tooth or UR do not buy you anything since the enclosed enclosed block itself prevents the tear-out.
            Scott
            Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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            • #7
              I also use the polars for compound cutting. No need for reverse teeth. They also seem to stay cooler, so less chance of burning the wood.

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              • #8
                FD, always and only FD...Has anybody tried something else then FD ?
                Here in Europe we see more and more Pegas blades. Do you know it in the US ?

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                • #9
                  Rivaz we can get the Pegas blades here in North America. I recently purchased some to try. I find that in softer woods (Walnut, Beech etc) they work very well and I can't really tell much difference from the Flying Dutchman. But with very hard woods like Purpleheart there is a huge difference the FD's cut faster and last much longer before dulling. To date the Flying Durchman are the best I've tryed

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                  • #10
                    Hi Stan, I found out that Pegas blades are available by several retailers in North America like Ben Fink or D&D woodcrafts. I've also heard that Woocraft started to sell it.
                    I just worked today in purpleheart and I was realy confortable with the Pegas Modified Geometry.

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                    • #11
                      Hi Tim,
                      I believe you sent me an email but will explain it here also.
                      Both the UR and the TC have two down and one up. However the tooth design is completly different. The UR cuts a lot more straight because the blades are milled different.
                      Also, I believe the UR is the first on the market telling you what is the top of the blade. Customers really like this. The blades have a tinny marking on one end, telling that it is the top.
                      Diana Thompson likes to use the FD-Polar for compound cutting. She uses most of the # 5 but also some of the # 7.
                      You do not need a blade with reverse teeth. The pieces what have the fuzz, you throw away anyway. The teeth are off-set just a little, this helps to clean the kerf in thick wood.
                      FD Mike
                      Last edited by 3_M; 05-11-2012, 04:01 PM.
                      SD Mike

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