Don't get your Niquas in a twist!

Posted by Hobbies | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hobbies has long been associated with Fretsaws from its humble beginnings in 1887 selling treadle fretsaws and lathes to the present day electrical fretsaw and scrollsaw machines.

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Todays Fretsaws & Scrollsaws are easy to use and produce incredible results in a short time. Modern machines incorporate special enhancements and safety features such as quick release blade clamps, hold-down arms, lights and magnifiers etc.

Some machines take pin-end blades, some take pinless blades and a small selection will accept both types.

A great idea of 'what to buy' and 'projects to make' can be found in the book Success with Scrollsaws

Success with Scrollsaws

In our opinion, Niqua fretsaw pin-less blades are amongst the best on the market. They are strong, sharp and long-lasting. They measure 130mm long to fit handframes, treadle fretsaws and power-driven fret machines and scrollsaws. Great for cutting wood, hardboard, plastic and most other materials.

Niqua Scroll Saw / Fretsaw Blades Guide
REFGRADETPI
00F0027 TPI for fine overlay work
0F026 TPI for fine overlay work
1F125 TPI for 1/8" (3mm) wood
2F220 TPI for 3/16" (4.5mm) wood
3M319 TPI for 1/4" (6mm) wood
4M418 TPI for 3/8" (9mm) wood
5M517 TPI for 1/2" (12mm) wood
6M616 TPI for multiple thicknesses
7H715 TPI for multiple thicknesses
9H913 TPI for multiple thicknesses
10EH1012 TPI for 1/2" (12mm) wood
11EH1110 TPI for 1/2" (12mm) wood