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    having trouble with material bouncing up and down and cutting patterns

  • #2
    Hi JWH,

    Welcome to the group.

    The bouncing can be caused by multiple things.
    Make sure your guard is adjusted properly, if you're using it, if not, you should consider using it until you get the hang of things.

    Make sure you hold your wood close to the blade, and make sure your blade has the right amount of tension.

    I would recommend you visit Rick Hutchisson's website for his video tutorials and tips, you'll find good information there to get you started.

    Don't hesitate to ask us uestions, we are here to help you on this wonderfull journey that is scrolling.

    Do not get discouraged, it isn't that hard; you just need to get the hang of it, and this is the place to get the info to point you in that direction.

    You'll have to be a little more specific with your problem with the patterns.

    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

    NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


    • #3
      blade installed properly? Is it all the time jumping, or mainly on turns? How thick is the wood,and any idea on what size and style blade it is?Teeth pointing towards the table? Id help you if I could. Dale
      Dale w/ yella saws


      • #4
        JWH, welcome to the forum. Keep one hand close to the blade holding the wood down. I am right handed and keep my left hand close to the blade using my index finger as a pivot point. Pushing the wood and steering with my right hand. Most scrollers remove the hold down but use it if you feel more comfortable with it in place. Practice makes perfect.
        Mick, - Delta P-20

        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.


        • #5
          As others have said, several things will cause chatter. If the wood you're using isn't perfectly flat it will cause chatter. Most beginners usually have that problem at first but you'll overcome it the more you use the saw. It still happens to me occasionally if I don't pay attention to what I'm doing!!!
          If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


          • #6
            Thanks for the info.

            Thanks for the advice. I have only been at this for about a month. However that being said I do not give up easily.
            The material I was cutting was 1/4" red oak that is very dry.When I finaly cut the piece I wanted and was sanding the edge it broke in my hands.
            Hope to try again Sunday.


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