Scroll Saw Help
Care & Set Up
Always read your tool's instruction manual
first and follow their guidelines, for proper setup and maintenance.
Follow their lubrication guidelines religiously. .......Here are
a few extras.
Often we hear stories about how noisy or how
much vibration a particular tool generates, only to find out that
it is walking around the floor. It is very important that the scrollsaw
is held firmly in place, one way or the other. Screw it down to
a bench, or mount it on a stand that is heavy enough to hold it
in place. It is both dangerous and hard on your tools to let it
Wax your table with a good, furniture grade paste wax. If there
are burs or sharp metal edges, sand with a very fine emery cloth
first. This will make all your work slide more easily, as you rotate
your wood through tight corners. This will also help to prevent
rusting of your table surface. Don't use your table as a bookshelf!!
If you have a separate insert where the blade travels, it often
gets caved in with continuous usage. If this is the case, it can
cause your pieces of wood to not sit flat on the table and make
for difficult cutting. Either cut yourself a new insert if possible
or take an new board, cut into the centre with the blade, and clamp
this board onto the original steel table. It can be replaced as
this can be caused by wear in the arm pivots, rather than incorrect
blade tension. Take the blade out, and see how easily the arm moves
left to right. If there is a lot of blade movement, check your manual
or ask your supplier whether there is a way to adjust this, or a
part that can be replaced. The sooner this is fixed, the longer
your machine will last.