Scroll Saw Tip: Cut Without Burning

When you’re sawing thicker hardwood like maple and cherry, press packaging tape over the workpiece before you apply the pattern.

The Family Handyman

Check out this idea to improve your scroll saw’s performance. You’ll have to try this first tip on your saw to believe it! When you’re sawing thicker hardwood like maple and cherry, press packaging tape over the workpiece before you apply the pattern. The tape lubricates the blade, so it won’t burn the wood. Thanks to the tape, you’ll also saw thick workpieces with a lot less vibration—the blade will last longer and your hands will too. Thanks to reader Marvin Moebius.

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