I've not had that problem, all my cuts are clean. But I cut mostly 1/2" plywood, so that probably has something to do with it. I get coarse cut blades too, for faster cutting, don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. I do NOT do a lot of detail sawing with my scrollsaw.
As far as seating, I have my scrollsaw mounted on the second shelf down, and use a folding chair for seating. It's at a good height for me, and I really, really, like the chair over a stool. The chair will fold up when you need a bit of extra space, but most of all, it has a back, so I can lean back and give my poor back a rest when it needs it. A stool severely limits my time working because of that, and I can't stand in one place, using a tool say, for more than mayba a minute at most, kills my back worse than a stool even. I highly recommend a folding chair, based on my experience. On the other side, my homemade router table is also mounted on the second shelf down, and the chair is used when I rout also.
In addition, I made a 'tool stand' I guess you would say. A column, with foot pads to hold it steady, with removable tops that are bolted to various tools, and they fit in place, and are held from shifting by a bolt. So I can sit in my chair and use a bench drill press, my vise, portable metal cutting bandsaw in shop made frame, small bench sander; I think that's it, except for the pounderonner top. I laminated about 2" of plywood and mount that on the tool stand for times I need to pound something; works very well for that. I am thinking also of dismounting my bandsaw from the benchtop over the router table, and mounting that on a base also, there's any number of things I would like to use the bandsaw on, that just take way too long to be comfortable, what with my back. To sit and use the bandsaw would be outstanding.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
Last edited by JOAT; 03-16-2013 at 03:37 PM.