I just finished working in our woodworking club's booth at the Alabama National Fair. I scrolled Christmas Ornaments and a few other projects for 10 hours per day for 12 consecutive days on my Hawk M226, my Barnes #2 Velosipede and a friend’s Hawk G-4. We had the opportunity to discuss scrolling with a lot of people. Most did not know what a scroll saw was but several people did. Many of the people who took time to really watch us scroll for awhile were amazed at the quality of the blades and the excellent finish they produced. I referred all of them to you and highly recommended they try the FD blades. — JP
While this blade was bigger than what I needed it for today, I did use it for the larger parts I was cutting. The blade doesn't drift; it stays on the line. It leaves the bottom and top clean and smooth. It also lasted thru the cutting and still has life in it. I was only stack cutting 2 bb ply but cut through it like nothing. It reminded me of my car with rack and pinion steering.
I never, ever thought I would change blades but this one has sold me. I would highly recommend trying them. I know you will be impressed with ease of cutting. — Sylvia
I am so spoiled now! I can't imagine having to use any other blades. Not only are they sharp (and stay sharp), I have broken only 2 of the FD blades. And that was MY fault for trying to finish a couple of projects with a blade that I was too lazy to change and was rushing to complete the last couple of cuts. — Warren P.
I received my complete order last Tuesday and was very surprised at the rather prompt delivery! I want to thank you for your "personal, prompt attention" to my order. Being a businessman myself, I really appreciate the level of service I have received. — Dave
I use #5 reverse cut blades 90% of the time when I’m cutting. I like the way they perform and they are the right size for most of the things I do. So I put in a SR No. 5 and started cutting. WOW, those blades are sharp!!! I almost cut through the side of the fretwork pattern I was following. These blades glide through 1/2-inch walnut like a hot knife through butter. I always run my saw on about 3/4 speed and thought about turning it down a little.
Then I thought I would try the blade on an Intarsia pattern I was starting on since it was laid out on some of the same walnut and had long sweeping pattern lines to follow. Once again I was amazed at how easy this blade cut the walnut I was working on and how well I was able to follow the pattern lines. It did not want to cut to one side or the other, it just cut nice and true down the center of the line.
Having a blade that cuts straight and clean is very important to me when I am doing Intarsia. Also keep in mind that I was still using the same blade that I had cut 5 or 6 holes in the fretwork piece with. I cut out the outline of the piece I was working on and then went back and starting cutting the smaller pieces until I had a half dozen of the pieces cut and laid aside for shaping.
I have used a dozen of the blades in the last two days and I have to say that I have never used any blades that have lasted longer than these Flying Dutchmans. They stay sharp and cut straight and the cost is very reasonable. When you consider how long the blades last, then the cost becomes very cheap.
Overall, I am very impressed with Flying Dutchman blades and would recommend to anyone. — TJ
I received the Spiral Flat End scroll saw blades I ordered, at first glance they are different than the spirals I’m used to.
I would say they are a Hugh improvement over the other types. They do cut a little slower, but you get better control over the cutting.
If you’re a novice at using a spiral blade, these blades are defiantly for you. — Dan