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					Scroll Saw Safety
 By: Scott Scarbrough
 Ontario HS Woodshop




Rev. 2-2010
The Scroll Saw is
 one of the safest
power saws in the
   woodshop.
Why is it Safer?
The reason is that the blade
is captured.
You can back out of the cut,
go forward and in circles
without the blade coming
off or causing a “Kick
Back”
 Unlike other power
saws that can only be
used in one direction
(forward, never Back)
The Scroll Saw
produces smoother cuts.
  Scroll Saws use a finer
  toothed blade, producing
  smoother cuts compared to
  other saws.
Also:
Finer toothed blades
allow you to cut metal,
plastic, wood and other
materials
Intarsia Project cut with
the Scroll Saw
Inlayed
Veneer
Antique
French
Table
Scroll Saw Box
Veneered Longhorn Table
Scroll Saw Dragon Clock
Patterns and Ideas
Parts of the Scroll Saw
Safety Rules
1) Round stock such as
dowels and broom
handles are not to be cut
on the scroll saw unless
you clamp the wood in a
“V-Block”
V-Block and Drill Vise
2) If the saw has a “Hold-
down Foot”, it must be
adjusted to just.
 rest on the work to hold
it down, DUH
 If the saw has a blade
guard it is to be adjusted
to be just ABOVE the
work.
3) Install the blade
 so that the blade
 teeth are pointing
 DOWN and that
 the blade clamps
 are tight.
 4) If the blade is not
kept under tension, it
will break.
* If the blade breaks:
turn off the saw and
notify the instructor.
5) Keep your fingers at
least 3 inches away from
the blade and do not line
up your fingers with the
blade, keep them to the
sides.
 6) Do not rush or force
the work, let the blade
do the work.
 Allow the blade to cool
off between cuts.
 7) The thickest material
to cut on the scroll saw
is 1 inch ( ¾” actual
size.) stock.
Do Not Forget To:
 8) When done cutting,
throw away your scraps
, turn off the saw.

				
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