how are scrollsaws with cutting thick material say 1.5-4 inches thick
maybe need a more agressive blade but how do scrollsaws in general
perform with thicker stock
i just realized i have not seen any videos cutting thick stock
not very good.
I can't see 4 inches in a scroll saw. Yes for a band saw.
The largest stack of things I have cut is probably 1.5 inches thick.
Basically you stack your wood, wrap it with packing tape (which
lubricates and holds the stack together).
But 4".. NOT A SCROLL SAW.
Well, since a scroll saw is designed to cut curves, perhaps
it's not surprising they don't cut straight.
My guess would be that the very thin blades cannot be tensioned
enough to avoid flex. Even a thin bandsaw blade is much larger
than a scroll saw blade, and a bandsaw frame is vastly stiffer
than a scroll saw frame.
Professional scroll saws cut just fine. They raise the blade vertically
and pull it down vertically. Most are 'donkey' slant saw blade actions.
The jigsaw blades are just not long enough and tough enough for 4".
On 10/16/2015 6:14 PM, John McCoy wrote:
Normally I do not cut very thick pieces but I have cut 2.5 inch thick
on my DeWalt without a problem using a larger blade and going a bit
slower. I have seen 3 inches thick cut on a DeWalt. Not sure about
other scrollsaw brands. If I need thicker than 3 inches, I just move
over to my 3-wheel tabletop bandsaw with a 1/4 inch blade.
Here are a some vids on various thick cutting...
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