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    My boss is a carpenter as a hobby.He has just bought a Ferm FFZ-400N scroll saw.He let me use it to try to cut into 2.5cm pieces of sycamore wood but I found it jumped about leaving very unstraight lines.

    Can anybody suggest anything else that could saw shapes out of wood that is resonably priced?

    Thanks
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  • #2
    Hi,

    If you post your question here:
    http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/index.php
    or do a search in the buying advice section you should get an answer quite quickly. Watch out for posts by Gill.

    From the little I know Ferm are at the cheap and cheerful end of the market. Delta variable speed are apparantly the best of the affordable ones (Or cheapest of the better ones - whatever). Hegner Multicut 2 are the bees wax if you've got lots to spend.

    Adrian

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    • #3
      Thaaaaaaaaaaank yoooou!!

      I joined that site a few months back but then a couple of weeks ago my boss erased all my saved site addresses, that being one of them.I hadnt been able to find it since.

      Your a diamond, thanks.
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      • #4
        Hi,

        I edited the post above and added a bit more info while you were posting, also if you want to look at some great examples of scroll sawing have a look here:
        http://www.workshopbuzz.com/forum/in...d026af8d5f6818

        There's a dedicated scroll sawing section.

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        • #5
          My god, those fish were amazing!

          Due to the jumpyness I found with the scroll saw my boss leant me his jigsaw which I seem to be ok with and will do the samw(maybe better)job as the scroll saw.
          I havnt attempted it on my own yet so I have yet to see if the outcome is any good.

          Thanks for your help.
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          • #6
            HI Both B&Q and MACHINE MART do scroll saws.

            The prices range from about 40 pound upwards. They have both got web sites so you should be able to look them up.
            The type of machines they do also take a variety of blades to suit any use you require.

            cheers
            JOHN www.jbwoodcraft.co.uk

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            • #7
              I use a scrolll saw, it took me a long time to get the hang of it but am slowly getting there now!!!! Mind you, has resulted in a lot of wasted wood whilst trying!!!


              Jo x

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              • #8
                How are you getting on with cutting out wooden shapes? I've done rather a lot of this in my time and if there's anything causing problems, let me know; I might be able to help.

                Gill

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                • #9
                  scroll saw

                  Hiya

                  I own both a scroll saw and a Band saw. I only use the schroll saw if i need to cut in the centre of things without leaving a cut line."as i cutting the letter a" etc.

                  The band saw does not gudder and is an amazing piece of kit. i would highly recommend one.
                  http://butterbeandesigns.co.uk/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by michelleC View Post
                    I own both a scroll saw and a Band saw...

                    The band saw does not gudder and is an amazing piece of kit. i would highly recommend one.
                    The implication is that your scroll saw vibrates quite a bit. That can be down to two factors:
                    1. The surface or floor that the saw is mounted on is rather flimsy and prone to magnifying vibration. This is often the case when it's mounted on a lightweight metal stand or the stand itself (even if it's a substantial stand) is mounted on wooden floor boards. The best way to check is to put the saw on a concrete path or floor and see if it still vibrates. If so, the problem is probably...
                    2. ... the saw does not have sufficient mass to counteract the motion of its arms. The best way to address this is to add ballast. This can be done in a number of ways, including bolting it to heavy objects such as paving slabs and weighing it down with sandbags.
                    If the problem persists, it's probably down to the design of the saw . The only thing you can do then is replace it with a different model.

                    Note that I haven't mentioned the use of anti-vibration matting; it actually worsens the problem!

                    Hope this helps.

                    Gill

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gill View Post
                      The implication is that your scroll saw vibrates quite a bit. That can be down to two factors:
                      1. The surface or floor that the saw is mounted on is rather flimsy and prone to magnifying vibration. This is often the case when it's mounted on a lightweight metal stand or the stand itself (even if it's a substantial stand) is mounted on wooden floor boards. The best way to check is to put the saw on a concrete path or floor and see if it still vibrates. If so, the problem is probably...
                      2. ... the saw does not have sufficient mass to counteract the motion of its arms. The best way to address this is to add ballast. This can be done in a number of ways, including bolting it to heavy objects such as paving slabs and weighing it down with sandbags.
                      If the problem persists, it's probably down to the design of the saw . The only thing you can do then is replace it with a different model.

                      Note that I haven't mentioned the use of anti-vibration matting; it actually worsens the problem!

                      Hope this helps.

                      Gill
                      You know i think practice is the key. No one is born knowing how to use these machines. Practice practice practice!!!!!!. Im a mother of two and if i can master the art. Which i Have then so can you.
                      All the so called experts are unwilling to share. If i can help you with anything, just shout.
                      If you take a look at my letters on my site i think you will agree i a mean gal with a saw lol
                      http://butterbeandesigns.co.uk/
                      Honestly its not rocket science. any questions just ask
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                      • #12
                        Totally agree with you michelle, practice is the key! Like I said on an earlier post took me a long time (and a lot of tantrums!) to get to grips with mine, but now I work almost as one with it. Have a band saw too and I love 'em both!!
                        Jo x

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                        • #13
                          I've got a Delta scroll saw and love it! ( recently seperated from my husband - he could have anything except the kids and my saws!)

                          I cut some quite small, intricate bits and its great, but it also manages the larger, thicker pieces easily too. Have to agree with everyone else, it's practice - learning to work with your saw!!

                          Heidi
                          Heidi
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                          • #14
                            scroll saw

                            Hi are you still looking for a scroll saw I can recermend the axminster AWFS18 its a copy of the hedgner at £260.32 from Axminster power tools under fretsaws. I buy all my tools from them.I also bought a flexy tool I use for wood shaping just like the fordom at a fraction of the cost. Mal
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                            • #15
                              I also have the axminster scrollsaw and have had not problems with it, if it is the work piece that is juddering it could be you are trying to force it through instead of allowing the saw to cut it

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