The scroll saw is the ideal tool for making very fine and curvy cuts in wood. While the scroll saw excels at intricate work such as cutting jigsaw puzzle pieces, it is also widely used for more general cutting tasks because it is one of the safer power saws in the woodshop.
Training is required to use this tool. The training module can be taken here.
The managers that have adopted this tool and can help you with using. Keep in mind these are not the only managers that know how to use this tool, feel free to ask any. Full list of adopted tools can be found here here.
Tips & Tricks
- It's always a good idea to clearly mark your cut lines on your workpiece or on a template you glue to your workpiece.
- When cutting a complex shape, be sure to plan and cut a sufficient number of relief cuts to keep the blade from binding.
A pdf copy of the manual can be viewed on the sandbox shared drive here.
- Blades - The primary consumable for this tool are blades. Be sure to use an appropriate blade for the work you are performing. If you are unsure about how to replace a blade, ask for assistance.
Below is a helpful guide from MIT's Edgerton Center that describes key aspects of scroll saw blades.