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Old 08-23-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Hand held scroll saw

Hi all,
Is there such a thing as a hand held scroll saw, much like a jig saw? Or, are there scroll saw blades one could put in a jig saw. Haven't been able to find either.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hand held scroll saw

How 'bout a Coping Saw?
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hand held scroll saw

If you are talkig about a powered saw, no.

Scroll saw blades, (And coping saw blades for that matter) require support at both ends and rely on tension to keep them from deforming in use, and are best set up in a coping saw frame for "cut on pull", just as a scroll saw cuts on the down (Pull) stroke.

A Jig saw has a much heavier blade as it is a powered reciprocating blade, and IMO is the direct ancestor of the Sawzall.

"Coping saw" frames have been built with deep throats for "scroll saw" use, to shallow frames for jewelers to use. The most common frames are basically as deep as the blade is long.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:33 AM   #4
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milwaukee makes a deep cut hand held band saw , it's not really a scroll saw but depending on your needs it may do the job
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:25 AM   #5
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Makes sense, thanks guys.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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Look up a CutAwl.
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