|329 forum posts|
Hi - Can anyone suggest a source of replacement surgical blades for Swann Morton scalpel handles available in small quantities as opposed to packets of 100 which seem to be the norm.. The top photo shows handle No.3 which takes blade size #10 and a second handle No.4 for which I do not have the blade number
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Any model shop should have them or try any online model shop. Wonderland models has packs of 10 blades for 99p (usual disclaimer). do check though as some shops charge considerably more!!
|Brian Wood||03/11/2021 15:05:37|
|2549 forum posts|
Google 'Swann Moreton Scalpel blades' as I've just done and you will find hosts of suppliers selling in small quantities (eg packs of 5)
|329 forum posts|
Must confess to only having looked on ebay as I much prefer to pay using Paypal but happy to expand my search
|Dave Daniels||03/11/2021 15:43:30|
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I use these :
They have the craft knife kit also.
|Nick Clarke 3||03/11/2021 16:06:03|
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And also look for the very useful remover/disposal box!
Far safer than using small pliers - don't ask me how I know!!!
|Speedy Builder5||03/11/2021 16:18:58|
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Artist supply shops - all good graphic artists use scalpels!
|Dave Halford||03/11/2021 17:19:25|
|2007 forum posts|
Or you can re-sharpen with a polishing mop, makes Exacto blades sharper than new
Edited By Dave Halford on 03/11/2021 17:19:38
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As a satisfied customer Squires Model & Craft Tools have a good selection of Swan Morten Blades, Boxes of 5 and upwards.
Edited By MichaelR on 03/11/2021 18:43:17
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i would use axminster or amazon as first call.
|old mart||03/11/2021 18:58:18|
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Remember not to buy the surgical ones which are sterilised by gamma radiation, they cost more. One of mine is retractable which makes storage a lio safer.
|Robert Atkinson 2||03/11/2021 18:59:32|
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ebay don't allow the sale of knives so you should not find many on there.
|Derek Lane||03/11/2021 19:10:09|
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Chat up a nurse or two
|Neil Wyatt||03/11/2021 20:24:35|
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I use a fine diamond slip, never makes them as good as new though!
|Sam Longley 1||03/11/2021 20:33:24|
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They look like the ones I collect from Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex, in packs of 5. They do have a website so one can check which size you require & there is a phone No on the website.
Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 03/11/2021 20:33:38
Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 03/11/2021 20:36:30
|Michael Gilligan||03/11/2021 21:02:46|
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I think there may be some confusion regarding the numbering … To the best of my knowledge, the number on the blade identifies the shape of the blade : I certainly have several shapes of blade, all of which fit any of my handles.
I’ve been meaning to find a chart, for my own purposes, so will share it here [if and when]
Incidentally, as no-one else seems to have asked … are you parting-off rubber rings, or what ?
Edit: __ This should get us started:
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2021 21:07:28
|Michael Gilligan||03/11/2021 21:18:08|
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Slightly off-topic, but … I find this handle very comfortable to use: **LINK**
|Simon Williams 3||03/11/2021 21:41:54|
|652 forum posts|
I've certainly bought packets of blades on ebay in small quantities of 20 or so at a time, but this seems to be no longer an option. It looks like you can buy a handle bundled with replacement blades but a very limited selection..
Pretty sure I've got some shape 10 blades to fit your number 3 handle you can have, IIRC they come in a little silver foil packet of 5 but won't be sterile. I've got other shapes as well so it's as well MichaelG has found the encyclopedia of SwannMorton.
I doubt if I've got anything to fit a number 4 handle but I will check in the morning. Maybe you can recognise the shape of blade you need from the SwannMorton catalogue. If you would like to advise what shape you want if I do have some you're welcome.
If you're interested drop me a PM.
edit - correction I think you'll find that shape blade in the number 3 handle is a 10A
Edited By Simon Williams 3 on 03/11/2021 21:58:40
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