The scroll saw isn’t a top-of-the-list purchase for most DIYers or woodworkers, as it’s more of a specialty tool. But when making intricate cuts in small, delicate parts, especially fully enclosed cutting, it’s indispensable. If you have a specific design in mind, take a tip from these awesome stay-in-place scroll saw patterns.
Scroll saws enable you to either drill a starting hole and make cuts inside of a piece of wood or cut from the outside and work your way inward. Unlike a band saw, the blade is short, very thin and simply reciprocates up and down. Blades are available in various sizes and tooth patterns for use with different materials. While mainly used for wood, you can cut plastic, metal and even glass with the proper blade.
The Central Machinery 16" Variable Speed Scroll Saw does a beautiful job cutting highly intricate curves and designs quickly and precisely. This versatile scroll saw has a tilting table for making precise bevel cuts. A built-in air pump keeps your line of sight clear of sawdust to help you make detailed scrolling cuts. This scroll saw has a cast iron base for less vibration and variable speed control for working with a wide range of materials.
- Variable speed for working with a wide range of materials
- 16-1/4 in. L x 9-7/8 in. W x 3/8 in. H table tilts 0-45 deg. left for bevel cuts
- Cuts wood up to 2 in. thick
- 16 in. throat
- Cast iron base for less vibration
- Predrilled base holes for easy bench mounting