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Offline angeleyes3853

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wood types and speed of Scrollsaw
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:49:44 PM »
I was wondering do slow the saw down on thicker wood and does it matter if it is soft wood or hard wood or just when you use hard wood.

Offline Jim Finn

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Re: wood types and speed of Scrollsaw
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 09:35:48 PM »
I cut 3/4" thick wood.  Both hard and soft woods. I have single speed saws and it works fine.  If I were to ever try doing fretwork on thin stock I think I would like to slow the saw down for that.  In my experience slower speeds are useful for better control.  As I cut thicker wood (3/4") the feed rate is slow... so saw  motor speed is not an issue for me.  I mostly do double bevel inlay and making toys.
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