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Hi: Well, I finally broke down & ordered the Dewalt DW 788 scroll saw! I purchased a package deal with stand & light. I was looking at ordering various Flying Dutching blades on Mike's website. However, I don't know anything about these blades as far as sizes, function, etc... I do know that the smaller the blades size (2) is for finer work while a size (5) blade is for general work.

Question: What various sizes & amounts of blades should I order to get me started scrolling?? I am planning on doing general scroll work using no more than 3/4" stock but more likely will use 1/4" to 1/2" stock.

Finally, should I purchase a DC to hook up to saw in order to eliminate wood dust? What model would you purchase? Is this really a necessary accessory?

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talk to mike and ask him Tell him what you are going to do I use those blades As you know the wood want's to go to the right Do you know why ??? Here is why the blades are stamped out So thay have only set on one side Just in case you didn't know Call and talk to mike he will tell what to get started with I have the hegner 18" saw good luck del As far as a dust collector i don't use one I work in frount of a 36" exhaust fan so i don't have worry about If i was going to work in a tight place with no air moving aroung Than i would use one Just a shop vac should be ok Make sure it is good Like it is filtering the air And not just going in one side and out the other with out taking out the dust

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Mike sells an assortment pack that's a great set for starting out.

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Hi Steve

Order the assortment pack from Mike, I'm almost he will say the same
Play with the blades and try them out on diff. stock...

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Hi: Well, I finally broke down & ordered the Dewalt DW 788 scroll saw! I purchased a package deal with stand & light. I was looking at ordering various Flying Dutching blades on Mike's website. However, I don't know anything about these blades as far as sizes, function, etc... I do know that the smaller the blades size (2) is for finer work while a size (5) blade is for general work.

Question: What various sizes & amounts of blades should I order to get me started scrolling?? I am planning on doing general scroll work using no more than 3/4" stock but more likely will use 1/4" to 1/2" stock.

Finally, should I purchase a DC to hook up to saw in order to eliminate wood dust? What model would you purchase? Is this really a necessary accessory?

Thanks for any input,

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Thanks all! I just got done ordering that assortment pack of blades from Mike! Hopefully all goes well & I should be scrolling before too long!! Thanks again, Steve

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Next question? Where can I purchase a foot pedal to use with the DW 788 scroll saw? How does it get hooked up to the saw? Thanks once again,

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Hi Steve

Here's just one of many spots,you just plug your saw into it. works great on my DW788, I use the Deadman type.

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Next question? Where can I purchase a foot pedal to use with the DW 788 scroll saw? How does it get hooked up to the saw? Thanks once again,

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Hi Bob: Thanks for that link! Looks like a great place to do some scroll saw shopping!

BTW, what do you use for Dust Collection in your shop? I have been doing a lot of reading & it appears that if one does not use a good DC system they will be prone to all kinds of health issues. Not sure if this is true if one is just using a scroll saw or not? Is the dust from doing wood working really that bad for ones health? I do plan on getting some type of DC system but am confused on exactly what is needed? I am planning on equiping a 12' x 24' shed space with various wood working equipment in the near future. What these people don't tell you is what size DC system is needed for the space that you are working in? Seems rather odd to me........

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Well I don't use one on the scroll saw I do now and than use a face mask but the scroll does not kick up a lot of dust like most shops tools do..most of the time I just a have a small pile by my feet or on the saw just under the blade..

I would suggest one of the can type vac.for the small shop with a long hose, the one I use has a 50 ft. 2 1/2" hose that I drag to tool to tool.

I just hate to clean up so I use a hand gas blower to clean up, open the door and dust to dust and dirt to dirt out the door and I have clean in about 5 mins. or less..

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Hi Bob: Thanks for that link! Looks like a great place to do some scroll saw shopping!

BTW, what do you use for Dust Collection in your shop? I have been doing a lot of reading & it appears that if one does not use a good DC system they will be prone to all kinds of health issues. Not sure if this is true if one is just using a scroll saw or not? Is the dust from doing wood working really that bad for ones health? I do plan on getting some type of DC system but am confused on exactly what is needed? I am planning on equiping a 12' x 24' shed space with various wood working equipment in the near future. What these people don't tell you is what size DC system is needed for the space that you are working in? Seems rather odd to me........

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I'll admit, I take the cheaters way and use spiral blades and love them and because I dont usually need to worry about the kerf in my projects, I go with the biggest size they have for durability.
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