I believe in "adopt, adapt and improve". The other day I was resisting
buying an electric scroll saw. But I had a project which would really
benefit from one. Suddenly: an idea. I (very securely) mounted a jig
saw to a piece of 1/2" X 16" X 12" ply with the base plate flat against
the ply. I had cut a 1" hole in the ply directly under the blade so,
when a blade was in the saw, it would poke through the ply. Then I
attached two side walls to the ply on each side of the saw and turned
it over so it stood on the edges of the walls. I ended up with sort of
an upside-down scroll saw which works great with a scroll blade in the
saw. It's probably dangerous as hell but also handy.
That's exactly the setup I use for my jigsaw. I learned long ago that
it's sometimes a better choice to move the work over the tool rather
than the tool over the work. (Unless of course you have a really big
I'm neither crying nor complaining. And if I had desired to rip you
to shreds and expose you as the witless twit that you are, I could
easily have done so. You consistently provide abundant opportunity.
If you can't recognize the humor and elegance of my response, you're
Your post was base, crass, and pointless to this forum. Clearly, your
knee-jerk response to my one-word reply acknowledges your
weak-mindedness, and suggests a dire a lack of intelligence and wit.
I suggest you go search for your nads in a different forum.
Why hold back? Let er rip. Surely there's more joy in biting... rather
than simply barking a little to let everyone know you're here.
In order to maintain proficiency in usenet insulting (which you seem
to take pride in) you need plenty of practice. So go right ahead...
Call me hopeless ;-)
Then don't read it Beavis. And for gosh sake... don't respond to it!
(And YOU are calling ME a witless twit?)
And I suggest... ah nevermind.
At any rate, pleased to meet you and I hope our next crossing will be
under more genial circumstances.
I have the same setup. I drilled two holes in the baseplate and fasten
my old Craftsman jigsaw beneath a hole in the overhang of my bench. I
made it to cut slots in small pieces and cutouts of animals. It really
helps to have a variable speed saw for this.
My high-end Bosch jigsaw came with a cast table similar to your description
with a built-in clamp for attaching to the edge of your work bench. It works
well (and safer) for small pieces that would be hard or impossible to old or
However, you can only resist the scroll saw for so long. The fat jigsaw
blade can't come close to a paper thin kerf of a scroll saw blade.
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