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spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259082 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:39 pm

any one have a favorite brand spiral cut blade for the jig saw?

Or pro/con advise on them

gearing up for a little intarsia ,could use some advise .

Should I spring for another saw?

not sure I want to stand up the entire time I am working ?

Than again bending over setting down may be worse then standing ?

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259087 by jsburger » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:45 pm

My wife uses Flying Dutchman blades and loves them.

IMO there is nothing wrong with the SS scroll saw. Which saw do you have? We have the stand alone Teal saw. My wife sits for hours on a stool cutting. You do have to have the proper height stool but she is perfectly happy.

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259089 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:04 pm

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I have the 18 inch saw I have only used it a few times seems my daughter's use it more then me

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259090 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:07 pm

Maybe a stool should be the first project lol!

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259091 by JPG » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:08 pm

Thatsa 'jig' saw fer sure. Yes it mounts high off the floor so standing can be an issue.

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259092 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:12 pm

This all started after visiting woodworks in Col. and found a book on intarsia and thought it looks like fun as well as a good way to use up the cut offs / scraps / . I have a few very young {future artist} who cant seem to set still when they are around , might as well get them started off right.

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259093 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:15 pm

JPG I have a rubber floor mat that helps , however it only works for a short while .

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259096 by jsburger » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:24 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:20190424_205801.jpg
I have the 18 inch saw I have only used it a few times seems my daughter's use it more then me


OK, that is certainly a way to get started. I have two here and my wife used then to produce some nice things for a long time. They work well but a true scroll saw works better and is much smoother. Start with what you have and then go on.

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259097 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:34 pm

Thats good advise John ,thanks

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Re: spiral blades ,intarsia and the ss jig saw

#259111 by chapmanruss » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:09 pm

As John said the Scroll Saw is better and provides a smoother cut for what you are wanting to do. A Scroll saw has two arms moving together providing even tension on the blade throughout the up and down cycle of the cut. A Jig Saw has a spring tension in the upper arm to pull the blade back up and also provides tension on the down stroke. Don't get rid of the Jig Saw though. It has it's uses. One thing it can do a Scroll Saw cannot is work as a Sabre Saw with the upper arm removed. A nice feature for cutting shapes in larger panels. I have both saws which I use for different purposes. I found my Scroll Saw, a gray one, used with a Power Station. A combination I like since it is not as bulky as it is sitting on a Mark V. Buying a stand alone Scroll Saw would be similar.

As for blades I have used blades from several manufacturers and have not had any problems with any of them. So no real recommendation for you.

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