Scroll saw blades can be confusing if you don’t know what the numbers mean.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help! In this article, we will explain the different types of scroll saw blades and what each number means.
Once you understand the different types of blades and what they do, you will be able to choose the right blade for your project. Scroll down to learn more!
What does the numbers mean in scroll saw blades:
The first number on a scroll saw blade indicates the width of the blade in thousandths of an inch. So, a blade with the number “5” would have a width of 5/1000th of an inch.
The second number on a scroll saw blade is the thickness of the blade in thousandths of an inch. So, a blade with the number “0” would have a thickness of 0/1000th of an inch.
Thicker blades are better for making curved cuts, while thinner blades are better for making straight cuts. So, when choosing a blade, you need to decide what type of cut you want to make.
Here are some general guidelines:
For straight cuts, use a blade with a width of 5/1000th of an inch and a thickness of 0/1000th of an inch.
For curved cuts, use a blade with a width of 10/1000th of an inch and a thickness of 1/1000th of an inch.
Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines. If you are making a particularly intricate or delicate cut, you may need to use a blade with different specifications.
Now that you understand the different numbers on a scroll saw blade, you can choose the right blade for your project!
Different types of blades:
Now that you know what the numbers mean, it’s time to learn about the different types of blades!
Scroll saw blades can be classified into three categories: standard, skip tooth, and double skip tooth.
Standard blades have a uniform number of teeth and are ideal for cutting through a variety of materials.
Skip tooth blades have fewer teeth than standard blades, which allows them to cut faster but also produce more sawdust.
Double skip tooth blades have even fewer teeth than skip tooth blades, making them perfect for cutting through materials with a lot of resistance.
Choosing the right blade is important if you want to get the best results from your scroll saw. If you’re not sure which blade to use, ask your local hardware store for advice. They will be able to help you find the right blade for your project.
Here are some safety tips about scroll saw blades that will help you keep your fingers safe while using this type of saw:
Always use a sharp blade. A dull blade can be very dangerous because it can easily cause the wood to catch and pull your hand in with it.
Keep your fingers clear of the blade at all times. This is especially important when changing the blade or putting the saw away.
Never try to fix a broken blade yourself. Always take the saw to a professional to have it fixed.
Why are some blades more expensive than others?
The price of a scroll saw blade usually depends on the width and thickness of the blade, as well as the type of material it is made from. For example, a blade made from high-speed steel will be more expensive than one made from carbon steel.
What is the lifespan of a scroll saw blade?
The lifespan of a scroll saw blade depends on the type of material it is made from, as well as the thickness and width of the blade. However, most blades can be used for between 50 and 100 hours before they need to be replaced.
How do you determine which blade to use for a project?
The best way to determine which blade to use for a project is to read the manufacturer’s guidelines that came with your scroll saw. These guidelines will list the types of materials that each blade is recommended for. You can also consult a scroll saw blade chart, which will provide more information about the different blades available.
What is the difference between numbers on scroll saw blades?
The numbers on a scroll saw blade usually refer to the width and thickness of the blade. For example, a blade that is labeled as “5/8” means that it has a width of 5/8 inches and a thickness of 0.025 inches.
Scroll saw blades are labeled with a series of numbers and letters. In this blog post, we showed you what each number means. The lower the number on the blade, the finer the teeth, and the higher the number, the coarser the teeth.
We also explained that blades with more than one number have different tooth sizes on either side of the blade. Now that you know how to read a scroll saw blade’s label, you can choose the best blade for your project. What projects will you be tackling next?