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Old 11-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Poppop here saying howdy. I'm a newbie to the skill and hope to learn a few things. Using a cheapie Ryobi 16 in to start with. Its hell installing spiral blades.
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If starting new, you might want to try another blade, not spiral. They require different skills.

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If starting new, you might want to try another blade, not spiral. They require different skills.
Actually, I think they require a different level of insanity.

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Welcome to the forum. You'll find a lot of great people here willing to answer any questions you may have.
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As others have noted, spiral blades aren't necessarily for the faint of heart. However, spirals with flat ends will be much more user friendly than ones with twisted ends. I think Flying Dutchman and Olson both offer flat end spirals. You can also untwist or flatten the ends of the spirals you have, but I've had mixed results (most of them poor) when I've tried it. Most of the time flattening them with a hammer seems to weaken the end, making them more prone to breaking at the clamp. Untwisting them is tedious and unless you get them relatively flat & straight, they still may not seat properly in the clamp. I know others do this all the time with success, but for me, I'm not interested in using any spirals that don't start out with flat ends. The learning curve for cutting with spirals can be steep enough, without the added headache of not being able to get them to stay in the clamps.
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