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Forum topic by majuvla posted 01-28-2011 11:46 AM 1490 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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majuvla

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01-28-2011 11:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw

Hello woodworkers,

Can you tell me please which tool makes more noise jigsaw or scrall saw.I’m in doubt to buy accesories (table)for jig saw to be used scrall saw or to buy srall saw.I want solution with less noise.
Thanks in advance for all answers.

Ivan

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted


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William

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#1 posted 01-28-2011 02:19 PM

I’m a little confused as to what you’re talking about. I’ve never seen an accessory table to use a jig saw as a scroll saw. Are you referring to a jig saw as a small handheld reciprocating saw? Photos of the saw in question may help.
Also, as far as the scroll saw goes, it depends on what scroll saw you buy. Some saws are very quiet, except for when the blade breaks. The only time my Delta SS250 makes much noise at all is when the blade breaks, and that’s just for that second or two between the actual time it breaks and the time I hit the foot switch to stop it. There are some higher end saws that have a feature that allows the upper arm to swing up when the blade breaks, eliminating that noise as well.

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#2 posted 01-28-2011 03:31 PM

William, Check out the Rockwell Blade Runner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Xz25lmeC0
Not that I would recommend this tool, but there is such a beast.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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majuvla

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#3 posted 01-28-2011 03:51 PM

Thanks Greg,
It’s something like that.To simplify my problem, just need answer which tool is les noisy jigsaw or scrallsaw?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-28-2011 03:59 PM

Scroll saw is probably less noisy.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 01-28-2011 04:16 PM

Scroll saws are pretty quiet…even my cheap Craftsman one. My jig saw sounds like a really loud electric carving knife (you know, for turkeys and such).

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 04:25 PM

Stuffed in a corner of my shop is a Hirsch multi purpose fold up table I bought probably 25 years ago. It actualy got a lot of use in the day. It alows you to choose a portable power tool and mount it complete with it’s own power switch and emergency power shutoff. It will mount a circular saw, router, jug saw in the way a router’s in a table. I used it as a table saw with the circular saw for a time, it now has a very old B $ D router in it. I tried the jug saw ONCE..even with the clear plastic guard that was scarey..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 01-28-2011 04:32 PM

What ever you decide, bolt it down on a sturdy top of 1.5 inches thick or better and do not enclose the botton cabinet on three sides in equal dimensions. Keep the sides an odd ratio to the back. Don’t make a cabinet 2×3 feet, make it 2×3.25 feet even ratios will create a sound board effect, increasing your noise.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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majuvla

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#8 posted 01-28-2011 05:23 PM

Thanks for tips David

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ShopDogs

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#9 posted 01-28-2011 06:36 PM

Hi, Ivan.
I agree with the guys. The scroll saw will be quieter. I bolted mine to the top of a solid maple work bench. In addition, I set it on a piece of high density foam. Like the kind that can be used for floor mats in a shop.
It really made a quiet saw even quieter.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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William

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#10 posted 01-29-2011 04:16 PM

Ok, I went and checked out the “Bladerunner”.
I’m not impressed. It’s a modified version of a scroll saw. Every advantage they put in that video to try and get you to buy this great new piece of machinery can also be said for the scroll saw. A scroll saw can cut wood, metal or tile too with just a quick change of the blade. The scroll saw can make angled, curved, and straight cuts without adjusting. I’m not saying this machine doesn’t have a place in the woodshop. It may become the latest rage, in time. However, I will stick to my old Delta scroll saw. The only two things I did see that I liked on the Bladerunner was the ability to do through cuts on long lumber because of the arm placement, but for now I have a table saw and bandsaw to do that with. I also liked the miter guage on it, but with basically a jig sawblade in it, which is what they showed in the video, I wonder just how accurate the miters would be in the real world.
The video was an informercial, plain and simple. It had most of the Billy Mayes qualities, all the way down to the funny clips of someone having more trouble using a standard tool like a jig saw than I’ve ever seen. If you listen to the sales pitch, you HAVE to have this tools because it is just too darned hard to use a square and a pencil to mark a line and then cut it with our outdated dinasour tools. I’m sorry. I’m sure it is a quality tool, but I don’t think I’m rushing out to buy one any time soon.
To answer your question though, I went to the shop and cut a piece of 3/4” wood, and a piece of 2×4, with the jig saw, and then the scroll saw. The scroll saw is quieter, by far.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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majuvla

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 06:22 AM

Thanks Michael and William I think there are more ’’pluses’’ for scrall saw.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-30-2011 10:21 PM

Use good hearing protection and the point becomes moot, no matter what you are using. I use Howard Leight MAX ear plugs for any noisy work, even mowing the yard. Plugs are rated 33db. Bought a box of 100 pair.

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JasonWagner

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#13 posted 01-31-2011 04:17 AM

Not a moot point if your wife and kids upstairs don’t have ear plugs in!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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