|Forum topic by NewWooder||posted 02-09-2012 08:39 AM||1021 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-09-2012 08:39 AM
I wanted to get into scroll sawing so I went out and read the review and picked myself up a Porter-Cable 16’ from Lowe’s. I did not have the bucks for the Dewalt. After the first returned one, I got one that “Works”. I got a scrool saw book and read it and trying to do the practice project. Basicly cut a straight line and curved line.
First. When it cut it goes about 8-9 degrees left and soon as push in the peice of 1/2 inch pine. Is it suppose to do that?
Second. What’s the magic to getting the thing curve and change directions? I watched the video and i looks easy but when i turn the wood the blade it turns in the groove and keeps pointing in the same direction.
Third. I got some good pinless blandes #5 skip (flying dutchmen??). I put the blade into the bottom first even though the directions state top first. Then in the top. I tightend the screws down as far as i can. I start tighting the tension in the back and the blade pops off. It never matches the sound i heard on the internet. Mind you i am half deaf. Is there a different way to check tension with relying on hearing?