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    I cut with a regular hand held jig saw and use about one blade per piece. I have done more hand planes than knives, butt the knives are catching up fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I cut with a regular hand held jig saw and use about one blade per piece. I have done more hand planes than knives, butt the knives are catching up fast!
    I wanted to start using my jig saw instead of my grinder. Can I turn the blade on metal like wood and what kind of blades do you use?
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    Marko,

    http://www.leadingedgefab.com/knife-makers

    It's all you need to know.

    Your concerned steel provider

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    Aldo, I can't wait till you offer this service yourself in house. Shipping to MI would be a killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbox View Post
    I wanted to start using my jig saw instead of my grinder. Can I turn the blade on metal like wood and what kind of blades do you use?
    I use Bosch blades and drill holes where I need to change directions. Curves are problematic, but gentle ones or no problem, as in the cutting edge profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo Bruno View Post
    Marko,

    http://www.leadingedgefab.com/knife-makers

    It's all you need to know.

    Your concerned steel provider
    Do you have any idea how much a single prototype blade might cost, ballpark?
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    Do you mean starting up a $200,000 dollar water jet machine and making "1" piece?

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    yup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo Bruno View Post
    Do you mean starting up a $200,000 dollar water jet machine and making "1" piece?
    Have a number of makers commit to your service (in writing) for the minimum of two years in exchange for top notch customer service and good price. No?

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    From what I've seen, most companies charge 5-10 dollars a piece depending on quantity. Sometimes there is also a setup fee. I imagine once the cad drawings are in the system, the setup fee is waved on subsequent orders.
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