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What size blade is needed for a hitachi cw40 scroll saw? 5 inch seems too small but that's what they say online...

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This saw takes the 5 inch blade. I believe, but not certain the it uses the pinned blades. You can find them at
As well as other sites. You can Google 'scroll saw blades' and find other merchants where blades are available. Do not use box store blades as they are too big for most scrolling needs

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Testimonial: "the 16 inch refers to the depth of the saw from blade to throat (or back), not the blade. i'm having a hard time locating a 6inch blade for my saw"

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