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dmjones

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I used a #5 blade on this and found it was somewhat difficult to cut on the scrollsaw. Does anyone know of a good blade to use? It is yellow pine and kinda hard. 20170908_180011.jpg
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I have actually use #7 or #9 on this size wood. Since while you don't have really sharp curves you can actually get a #7 or 9 around this quite well.

I typically keep #2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and I have a small batch of #12

5,7,9 are my got to blades for every thing so far except when i'm cutting 1/4 in baltic birch ply then I will drop to a #3 sometimes ...

Just my 2c worth. Others will chime in at some point with their favorite blade sizes ..

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There must be a bug somewhere. I posted a reply at almost the same time as Ed and mine vanished.

What Ed said plus Southern Yellow pine can be difficult to cut smoothly. The combination of very hard and very soft grain can make you blade tend to wander and jump. This get much worse as the blade dulls. The wood has lots of resin in it and that can cause problems too.

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Thanks for the information
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