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    Hi all and Happy Holidays: In your humble opinion, which scroll saw blade is the best for cutting 1/2 inch MDF? I bought a sheet yesterday and plan on cutting out puzzles. I know that Mike sells puzzle blades and I have some but are they OK to cut MDF and at what speed?

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    I've cut 3/4" and used a # 5 reverse tooth flying Dutchman blade for word art ........
    Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }


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      Thanks Marshall for your input. I have cut oak and poplar 3/4 inch using the same blade and it worked toot-sweet. Out of all the blades I have used so far, the #5 is my favorite. I just bought a bunch of #3 PS from Mike and so far, I have found that they tend to run to the right more than the #5's do, so I went back to #5. I will give the #5 a tryout with the MDF this weekend.


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