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Thanks for reminding me about youtube! I've seen good things there and bad things there so I always keep that in mind when I watch them.
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I'm a bit handicapped and had some problems over the weekend so have not tried any wood working. Will try maybe this week.
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Thanks for reminding me about youtube! I've seen good things there and bad things there so I always keep that in mind when I watch them.
and if you lack the experience to tell the difference from good and bad???
what then??
new unsafe bad habits???...

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I've done so much scroll work it would make your hair curl lol. first is use the attachment for the pin less blades, depending on how thick your wood is is what size blae you use, so 1/2 in I'd go with #5 or less blade, the lower the finer work you can do, but #5 should be good for gears, get one of those magnified light things, help a LOT to see your lines. Use the clamp thing to keep the wood on the table if your saw has one, keeps the wood from chattering , also use reverse tooth, helps with less sanding. try different blades and sizes till you find the ones you like. The pin less will help with any fret work you do on your gears, pain getting the pin through any hole you drilled. go slow at first and keep the machine at about half speed or more, the slower it goes the more it chatters unless you use super fine blades.
I use the dewalt 20 inch scroll saw, mid range. not to expensive but a nice machine.
Oh make sure your table is square to the blade so have a small square available.
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I've done so much scroll work it would make your hair curl lol. first is use the attachment for the pin less blades, depending on how thick your wood is is what size blae you use, so 1/2 in I'd go with #5 or less blade, the lower the finer work you can do, but #5 should be good for gears, get one of those magnified light things, help a LOT to see your lines. Use the clamp thing to keep the wood on the table if your saw has one, keeps the wood from chattering , also use reverse tooth, helps with less sanding. try different blades and sizes till you find the ones you like. The pin less will help with any fret work you do on your gears, pain getting the pin through any hole you drilled. go slow at first and keep the machine at about half speed or more, the slower it goes the more it chatters unless you use super fine blades.
I use the dewalt 20 inch scroll saw, mid range. not to expensive but a nice machine.
Oh make sure your table is square to the blade so have a small square available.
I'm new to this scroll saw stuff so please go easy on me -- when you said "20" scroll saw" all I could think of was a scroll saw with a 20" long blade! What is the 20" measurement for? Is it the table size?
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table size...

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I'm new to this scroll saw stuff so please go easy on me -- when you said "20" scroll saw" all I could think of was a scroll saw with a 20" long blade! What is the 20" measurement for? Is it the table size?
It is the throat depth front back to the blade. 20" saw will cut to the center of a 40" piece

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It is the throat depth front back to the blade. 20" saw will cut to the center of a 40" piece
Thanks to you guys for explaining that to me. At first all I could think of was some huge scroll saw.
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Band saws are measured like that too. The room between the blade and the saw.

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Before you buy any scroll saw try to change the blade. I had a Delta once that within the first 30 minutes the blade came off and in an attempt to get it back on messed up the thing with the lever on it that you use to hold the blade in. I had to take it in under warranty to get it fixed. After that, it came off numerous times. I unloaded the saw and never looked at a Delta again.
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