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HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245666 by moggymatt » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:44 pm

I have both a Dewalt and a Shopsmith scroll saw and like and use them both. My Dewalt has one problem, but is a big problem. Getting my blade 90° front to back is no problem but I can't get rid of blade orbit front to back no matter what solutions I follow. That means it's way too agressive for thin or delicate projects.
My Shopsmith scroll saw is fantastic in that respect, it never has an orbit, and cuts every bit as good as the Dewalt. Problem is its an attachment model which means extra noise, not as "easy" to just go to it and scroll away. But my biggest complant is the table, the aluminum always leaves black marks on the back side of what I'm cutting. So I sort of haven't been going to the shopsmith.
I use these stick up white board rolls a lot at work and thought I'd give it a try on the scroll saws table. There 20 some odd bucks for 2 at Office Depot or Staples and wider than the tanle and 6' long, so it's a super cheap solution. Easy to trim with an exact knife and it makes a world of difference.
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Clean table well
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Clean table well
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Attachments

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Attach like wallpaper
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Here it is
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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245670 by reible » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:09 pm

I guess I'll add a trip to Staples to this weeks list. Not planning on using it on the scroll saw but I can think of other uses.

Those black marks of which you speak, I see them when I have neglected to keep my waxing of the table. I get them most often on the table saw where I've been doing a lot of cutting but not waxing as often as needed. I have never seen the marks on a well waxed table.

Ed

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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245671 by BlackieSmith » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:11 pm

Great idea.

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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245684 by robinson46176 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:41 pm

Wow... Had not even seen that product. Gives me a number of ideas.
I don't have a SS scroll saw. I do have the regular SS jigsaw and like it pretty well for most of my needs. I lucked into a new one with one SS I bought. It hadn't even been fully assembled. It's amazing how much stuff is out there that the original buyer never used, including complete SS's.
I do have a "Tradesman" 16" scrollsaw that is exactly like a Hitachi CW-40 except for the labels. Variable speed, soft start etc. I like it well EXCEPT for the "guard/hold-down". I'm looking for a way to improve it. Actually the hold down on the SS jigsaw is better but it isn't really a guard.
One big difference in my set-up is that my back, hips and legs much prefer that I do such jobs from a seated position. :o :) I found a small low office cabinet just right for it and I have an easy rolling office chair of the type commonly called a secretary's chair. Nice soft seat and a back that fits mine just right. :cool:


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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245695 by reible » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:20 pm

Stopped at Staples. The "only" thing they had like that was a Martha Stewart thing for $40???? Well I came back home without it tempting as it was. Didn't find the post-it tape either........ so it was pretty much a waste.

Amazon on the other hand has the same stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/GoWrite-Erase-Se ... erase+roll

So I'll just order it from them. They also have the tape my wife wants.

Ed

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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245718 by moggymatt » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am

reible wrote:Stopped at Staples. The "only" thing they had like that was a Martha Stewart thing for $40???? Well I came back home without it tempting as it was. Didn't find the post-it tape either........ so it was pretty much a waste.

Amazon on the other hand has the same stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/GoWrite-Erase-Se ... erase+roll

So I'll just order it from them. They also have the tape my wife wants.

Ed


Sorry you wasted a trip but once you get it I think you'll like it if your using it for a lighter duty table cover. Its holding up great on the scroll saw. You'll have to share what your using it with though.

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Re: HUGE Scroll Saw improvement

#245817 by terrydowning » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:40 pm

and of course, always look at other o[ptions on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Prefer-Green-Sel ... XDHD6Q7NNJ

78" x 17" for 10 bucks this could be an affordable option to using HDPE or UMTW for Jigs and Fixtures. Use MDF and trim this to the sliding surface.

Lots of options here.

Not to mention an inexpensive dry erase board for the shop.

I wonder if glue pops right off as well? (Needs to be tested of course.) If so, it could be a great cover for an assembly table as well.

These look like a form of polypropylene film so regular wood working glues should pop right off once dry....

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