Scroll saw is a valuable tool especially if you are doing some woodworks. Since the tip of scroll saw is that small, this tool can be useful when you are working with intricate designs and help you to introduce young people to do woodworks. It is important to be aware of which type of saw to use for specific situation in order to make the most from it.
The reason for this is that, different projects demand a different type of saw. There are some scenarios wherein you’ll find that scroll saws is the only thing missing for woodworking. Whether you believe it or not, there are many different things that a scroll saw could be used for like creating curves, cutting angles, think cuts, creating dovetail joints, crafting intricate designs and a lot more.
Of course, scroll saws have a number of advantages that you can reap from too like having a 5-inch blade to get through even the tightest spots, flexible costs as you can buy one from a modest price of 100 dollars to the more upgraded version of 2000 dollars, space saver as it doesn’t consume too much space in your shop, work hands-free using the pedal.
But the question is, how you can figure out how big a piece of wood you can cut with the scroll saw? Checking the throat’s size is one way of easily telling this. Basically, throat is the distance between the scroll saw’s rear frame and blade which the size can range from 12 to 30 inches.
After figuring out what you can cut with this equipment, there are some who do wonder if there is any other material they can cut using it aside from wood? The truth is, it’s possible to cut metals but in this case, you need extremely fine blades since ordinary scroll saws will not do, you can also cut on other materials like bone, plastics, mother-of-pearl, cork, ivory etc.
So now that you know where you can use a scroll saw and the materials it could cut through, the next thing that might question you is the projects where scroll saws do a great job. Basically, this can be done on doing intarsia, wooden portraits, dovetail joints, lettered signs as well as marquetry. Say if you have a scroll saw, you can use this to teach newbie of the woodworking basics, make a sanding station, create dovetails, do a little bit of crafts, make intarsia, create marquetry and create portraits.
You can use your scroll saw for great things, you just have to be mindful about it.