I have recently been cutting 2" cedar on scroll saw with a fence clamped
to base to cut straight lines. I was using a regular blade and it was
adequate but was wondering whether if I used a spiral blade it would be
better and not want to wander so much?
Anyone tried this?
By 2", I presume this is really 1.5 inches or so. True 2 inches thick
stock is too thick for most scroll saws.
Spiral blades would not help you out in such a thick cut. Spiral blades are
for when you cannot easily turn the stock to change feed direction.
Have you tried Flying Dutchman blades?
Try a # 7 or maybe a # 9 "Polar" Flying Dutchman. I think the Polar blades
are double skip tooth design (tooth, double skip.) The #7 and #9 Polar have
only 14 teeth per inch.
A scroll saw is NOT a bandsaw! Different tools.
This NG does not have a lot a scroll saw messages. There are forums that
are dedicated to scroll sawing you could post your messages to:
Wood magazine and Rockler have forums. also:
Thanks for thoughts and advice Phil.
Those sites are just what I'm looking for.
BTW a scroll saw sometimes needs to be used "like " a band saw when you
can't afford both.
Thanks again Gerry
Another Phil wrote:
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