|Forum topic by oldsmoothy||posted 02-14-2013 06:07 PM||2322 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-14-2013 06:07 PM
I have the Woodtek 24 scroll saw and I am trying to cut 1 3/4” thick soft maple. The shape I’m cutting is a dog outline, then I cut the dog outline into 4 puzzle pieces. (approximately 8” x 9”) I started by using a 2×12 (pine) and cut 8 out of a 2×12 with very little difficulty but then the trouble started. I started cutting the maple and the first few were fine, then I sheared off a bolt that connects the blade arms to the motor, then sheared another. Then I stripped out the weighted fly-wheel that the bolt connects to.
My question, am I moving the piece too quickly? Or have I overloaded my saw? I talked directly to Woodtek and they feel that while the thickness is on the topside of it’s capablities it still should be fine.
I have cut 6 of these puzzles and need to cut 14 more, any thoughts?
-- OS, Burleson, TX