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I recently acquired a porter cable scroll saw and was wondering if you guys had any advice for using it. Pointers to make it easier and what nit
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i would start by acquiring the owners/operators manual (if you didn't get one) and reading it cover to cover. then go over the machine, esp every adjustment/alignment etc. when you are happy with it and comfortable, then get some scrap material and start making some sawdust...
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Never underestimate the value of a good quality blade. Beyond that, a scroll saw is pretty easy to use. Hard to master, but easy to use. Just takes practice

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Go to You Tube and put in "sheila landry" for some great vids
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Go to You Tube and put in "sheila landry" for some great vids
Just searched her in google. She has some GREAT patterns! I don't own a scrollsaw, but plan to get one at some point. Will certainly be interested to attempt one or more of her patterns.
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Great advice from all previous posts! Can only add - take your time to practice, practice, and more practice! Good blades will cut the wood, but great blades will make scroll sawing a lot easier. Be safe.
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Come to a Gwinnett Woodworkers meeting, we have a Scrollsaw SIG first Monday each month.
http://www.gwinnettwoodworkers.com/
And I hear the Woodworkers Guild has a scrollsaw meeting 4th Mondays
http://www.wwgofga.org/index.shtml
These folks can have you up to speed pretty fast.
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Thanks guys. Have been playing and breaking blades. Lowes only offers skill and bosch blades. The Bosch bkades do break. Think highland woodworking in atl wood have some better blades. I'll see if I can make time for the Monday thing.
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Thanks guys. Have been playing and breaking blades. Lowes only offers skill and bosch blades. The Bosch bkades do break. Think highland woodworking in atl wood have some better blades. I'll see if I can make time for the Monday thing.
I use mostly Flying Dutchman blades and sometimes Olsen.
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Thanks guys. Have been playing and breaking blades. Lowes only offers skill and bosch blades. The Bosch bkades do break. Think highland woodworking in atl wood have some better blades. I'll see if I can make time for the Monday thing.
most of the box store blades are not what you want, get these from mike wolf here is the link , a number 5 is a good starting blade, they are made in germany and are very good that is what i use you should not be freaking blades may be to tight or pushing to hard let the blade do the cutting, the link just click on what you want to know

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=mikesworkshop.com
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