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As discussed in some of the answers to What is the difference between a sabre saw and a jig saw, the terminology has been used differently over time. What we call a scroll saw today (a stationary/benchtop tool with the blade fixed at both ends) was commonly called a jigsaw many years ago. (Source: craigslist) Today's handheld jigsaw (with the blade fixed ...


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So I was wondering if an electric planer would do a better job at making those edges straight? Yes. In addition to being far far faster it is much more likely to result in straighter edges. It's possible a planer could straighten the edge pictured in just one or two passes, the work of perhaps 5 seconds. Unfortunately details of how you'd do this work ...


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As suggested in the comments, it is going to be a challenge to do any repeatable joinery cuts with a scroll saw. Regardless of what you see on the internet, even the best-tuned scroll saw will have a fair amount of wobble and vibration at speed. And as soon as you start pushing material, it is going to want to wander. As @Graphus mentioned, even a band saw ...


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rob does a good job of covering the overall use of the tools. I find these discussions interesting since it is possible to be right but have different answers. All of these types of saws function in the same way. Some are better at dealing with intricate work and some are designed for rough jobs. It does not help that the names of these tools could be ...


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That's a nice first piece of work, especially given the limitations of your saw + blade! The specs on the blade don't show the blade depth (i.e. from tip of the teeth to back of the blade), but it does specify the width as 0.025". Extrapolating from the image, the depth looks to be quite large. Comparing that to the largest blade I use (a #5), where the ...


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As many posts have mentioned for a number of tools and techniques, the woodworking terminology waters are muddy. Your first image is what I would refer to as a scroll saw; however, in the past these were referred to as jig saws. The second two are what I would refer to as jig saws; however, they have also been referred to as saber saws. My understanding ...


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I have a couple of examples of manufacturer terminology to present, which frankly only serve to reinforce the idea that these terms have had their meaning folded, spindled and mutilated by various marketing departments. At least in the late 1960s, Black & Decker was calling this thing a jigsaw: More recently we have a Craftsman Sabre saw: And a Sears ...


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