Most Common Question - What Blades Do You Recommend? If you are a beginner, the go to blades are either Pegas Modified Geometry or Niqua Ultra Reverse. Start with a sample pack of a few sizes. (Smaller Numbers are smaller scroll saw blades for thinner wood). We have a selection chart below to that is helpful. You can even choose an Explore Pack of Scroll Saw Blades that includes our most popular styles from both brands. Note - we also encourage people to try spiral blades. You'll get mixed opinions on them, but we know many scrollers who wouldn't do without! Shop Scroll Saw Blades below by Brand, By Type or By Sample Packs. Happy Scrolling.
Pegas Blade Highlights
All Pegas Blades are made with perfect heat treatment and precise teeth formation. This ensures a great results for every cut you make.
1) Perfectly set teeth to ensure accurate cutting and a clean, smooth finish,
2) Precision stamped, tooth by tooth for straight cuts,
3) Perfect heat treatment means they are hard yet not fragile,
4) Stay sharp longer and last longer,
5) Quieter with less vibration or burning.
Niqua Blade Highlights
Niqua Highlights come from the experience of make jewelers equipment.
1)Spiral Blades with Flat Ends for easier install,
2)The wildly popular ULTRA Reverse that features a fast cut with every third tooth reversed for quick, clean cutting.
3) Top quality with precision heat treatment for durability and cutting control.
Learn what makes a better Blade
Scroll saw blades teeth are perfectly and equally set (right & left) which enables the blade to cut straight. If this setting is not properly mastered, the blade deviates. This is what happens with most of our competitors' saw blades. The user has to compensate for the deviation by holding the sawed item at a certain angle. This way of sawing is unnatural and the result cannot be compared to an item sawed with a Pegas® or Niqua® saw blade.
Steve Good's Blade Selection Tips
Let me take just a minute to talk about which scroll saw blades I use. There are so many choices of blades that it gets very confusing for new scrollers. I get emails about this subject every week. Let me start out by talking about what I use. I would guess that 98% of everything I cut is cut with either a #3 or #5 scroll reverse blade. I have every style of blade sold but most are only there for specialty jobs. Most of my patterns call for 1/4" to 3/4" wood. I almost never select a blade based on the thickness of the wood. If I am cutting 1" wood but the pattern needs a small #3 blade then that is what I use. I may not be able to cut as fast with that smaller blade but that is not my concern. My concern is getting a quality cut with sharp corners and accuracy. If you are new then a small selection of blades is all you need to get started. A #3, #5, and a few #7's will get you well on your way. Honestly, it is possible that those are the only blades you will ever need. If you start cutting portrait-style patterns then you can pick up some spiral blades. If you cut very thick and dense wood, plastic, metal, or other specialty material then you can research the best blades for those projects. I have a whole selection of metal cutting scroll saw blades but I may only cut metal every year or two. If I were not writing this blog I probably would not keep any of the specialty blades on hand. I would just order them as needed. So, when you look at all the choices of scroll saw blades don't be too concerned. Just buy a small selection of blades like the ones I mentioned above and start cutting. Over time you will get to know which blades are the most useful for the type of projects you cut.
Excellent Blades!--03/14/2018 These are excellent blades. Using them for tight turns and very small spaces. I have also used them for complex puzzles. -- Jeffrey Flick
Stay Sharp Longer -- 2017-05-04 I am very impressed with these blades as they cut cleaner, stay sharp longer and outpreform any of the top brands I have used most at 3 times the price. You can't go wrong with these blades especially in hardwoods as they cover all the bases when it comes to your scroll saw needs, Great design. -- David Nicholson
Very effective little blades -- 2017-07-31 Although I read that spiral blades are not recommended for hard wood, I gave these a try and was not disappointed! I managed to make intricate cuts on 1" thick wenge and zebra wood. Using smaller #2 blades allows for perfect cuts with a small kerf. You have to find the best tension and speed, but I found that a 4.5 tension with 6 setting for speed ( on a Dewalt scroll saw) works best for hard woods. -- Mark Curtis
Big Difference -- 05/24/2018 I notice a big difference in speed and cleanness of cut with the #3 blade. I am used to a little drift but this blade cuts straight. Had no trouble slicing thru a 1 inch piece of mahogany. I am looking forward to trying the other blades. I must say I am impressed.I have been scrolling for over 40 years and these blades have got me excited. -- Joel McNary