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    I have always had my scroll saw bolted to a piece of plywood and just clamped it to my bench or the Work Mate. I want to bolt it to the work bench which is 8' long 12" wide and 1 1/2 " thick Maple, sturdy enough. My question is do I need a pad under the saw or just bolted to the bench. Thanks you, Don

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    Which saw do you have Don? Does it vibrate with the clamps you have been using?
    Tim

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    • #3
      Its a sears 16" VS, the vibration had always been a problem to me, but when I was younger I had better control than I have now and I find it harder to follow the line. Its been almost 15yrs since I've used the saw. Don

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      • #4
        I'd say you need a pad for that saw, and you may need to add some extra weight to the under carriage of the bench, to dampen the vibration. Try some sand bags under the bench.
        "Still Montana Mike"

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        • #5
          Sounds good. Thanks, Don

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          • #6
            I would also use a pad Don.
            Tim

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