Power Tools: The Pros And Cons Of The Scroll Saw Compared To Other Saws
There is no product in the world that can do absolutely everything. In each field that requires tools, no matter what it is, multiple tools will usually have to be purchased. One field for which this is true is woodworking. There are so many different saw that can be used when woodworking, and almost all of them will be needed at some point. This article will specifically discuss the scroll saw. The pros and cons of this saw compared to other saws will be discussed.
A scroll saw can come in many different sizes. There is the Proxxon Scroll Saw, item number 822555, which is just a regular scroll saw. Then there are other scroll saws such as the Dewalt Scroll Saw, model number DW788, which has a lot more to offer. There are all sorts of little things that can make one scroll saw much better than another. There are features on scroll saws that decreases vibration caused by the scroll saw, there are scroll saws with lasers to guide a person when cutting, and there are many other features that can come with a scroll saw.
The thing that makes the scroll saw so special is that it allows people to make cuts at sharp angles. A mitre saw, for example, can only cut straight lines whereas the scroll saw can cut curves into wood. A table saw can only cut straight lines and nothing more. A porter cable circular saw will bind if a person tries to cut the kind of curves that can be cut with a scroll saw. A jig saw is just like a scroll saw, but it isn't as stable because it is done totally freehand with no base to put the wood on. Lastly, a metal cut off saw wouldn't be able to do the job either. It cuts just like a mitre saw for the most part, so it will not cut curves into wood like a scroll saw can.
The downfall to a scroll saw is that they are usually very small, so big pieces of wood cannot be cut on a scroll saw. That's what makes a band saw so much better than a scroll saw. A band saw can be very big or somewhat small, but, either way, it's much bigger than a scroll saw. It will be able to cut curves into bigger pieces of wood. However, a band saw also costs a lot more than a scroll saw. It may be worth the money, though. I hope this article has been beneficial to those wondering what makes a power tools scroll saw better or worse than other saws on the market.