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Offline Toosmall  
#1 Posted : 21 January 2022 07:45:13(UTC)

Joined: 26/07/2021(UTC)
Posts: 231
Location: Sydney
I have probably used +10,000 blades. I had to buy some no name blades as the supplier was out of stock of Swann & Morton. They were not much less in price but they are not as good. They lose their edge quicker, point breaks off sooner. Just simply an underlying feel that they are not as good. Fortunately I have half a box of Swann & Morton blades so I use the no name blades for the less important work.

10A blades I have found to be my favourite scalpel blade for model making. You do find you go through 10 in a day then 1 will last a few days. Usually the very point snaps off because the blade is just a bit too brittle.


Blade handle I bent to reach the odd difficult spot.
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 21 January 2022 21:53:21(UTC)

Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,297
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hello Jonathan,

I don't have any experience with surgical blades but I have used many small hobby blades over the years.
In that genre there is only one brand that stands out (Expo) but that seems to come from the UK and often not available here.
And I found it is always best to pay a good price.
Many of the ones in the cheap shops are often hopeless.
Stanley did (back in the 1970s) sell a retractable hobby knife but ......

The frustrating part about hobby knives is there are so many designs of blade that replacements are difficult to find.
Daiso sell a nice knife and the packet specifies replacement blades.
Ask about the replacement blades, and the assistants tell you they don't sell them.

HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge.
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