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Forum topic by Prplhrtjarhead posted 09-05-2012 03:42 AM 837 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2012 03:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip scroll saw scrollworking

I have a Grizzly 16” scroll saw. I’m not very skilled with scroll saws, but for the life of me, I can not get my stock to track true. My blade wants to veer off left mostly but occasionally to the right. I just cannot seem to get this down.

Any tips, recommendations or other chat appreciated.

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 05:44 AM

I don´t know a sh…. about scrollsawing but I do know who is :-) if she doesn´t show her reply here in about 5-6 hours
then send her a PM maybee you can find the answer in her online class here on L J
she has made quite a few vidio´s about scrollsawing

I know William and Cosmo 35 do alot of sawing too

good luck

edit from my use of an other saw it cuold sound like you are pressing the wood thrugh too hard
and sideways at the same time

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 01:21 PM

Dull blade? Tension correct?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 01:33 PM

First of all, make sure you are tensioned correctly. When feeding the wood, make sure to feed directly into the blade without side pressure. All scroll blades will veer slightly and it is just a matter of practice to get the feel. Also, don’t try to feed too fast but allow the blade to do the work.

-- Kepy

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 01:38 PM

What @kepy says, PLUS the size of the scrollsaw blade is important. The thicker and wider blades can be fed a little faster and the smaller/thinner must be fed more slowly, especially in thicker stock.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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