Scroll saw cutting plans for Pegasus woodturning scroll saw blades. scroll saw blade plans include information and dimensions for the scroll saw itself along with detailed instructions on how to sharpen the saw blade. Scroll saw cutting plans for Pegasus models may also include cutting guidelines for rabbeted and grooved bevels and lapped bevels, as well as detailed information about selecting a suitable blade for your scroll saw. scroll saw blade types are described in the following tables.
These scroll saw blades are recommended for cut depth work of medium to large pieces. Pegis (Part number Original) is made from a blend of high carbon steel and low alloy steel. The low alloy steel part of Pegis has a higher carbon content than the high carbon steel used in other scroll saw blades. This combination results in a blade that is stiffer and more wear resistant than some of the more expensive scroll saw blades. The combination also makes this saw more versatile.
The scroll saw blade, being made from a hardwood blade, should be sharpened regularly. A simple method for doing this is to use a file, with a diamond tip, attached to a power scroll saw; or alternatively, by honing the teeth on the end of a special tool. It is advisable to have the blade sharpened by a professional periodically to ensure optimum performance. Many scroll saw blades are sold with special honing tools, available from many dealers.
Another type of scroll saw blade, called Kront, is made from a combination of carbon steel and low alloy steel. Front is a stiffer, stronger type of scroll saw blade than Pegasus scroll saw blades, and also has a shorter blade life (sometimes as short as one hour) than its Pegasus counterpart. In addition, it tends to be less tolerant of rougher surfaces and more susceptible to snagging on sharp edges. It is best suited to intricate woodturning or extremely tight and large projects.
Another variety of scroll saw blade is called scroll-drive saw blades. These are essentially the same as their Pegasus counterparts but are sold in limited quantities and/or have higher starting price points. scroll saw blades are usually precision-engineered and a part of a complete saw machine. This leads to a higher starting price as well as longer service life. Some scroll saws may include an integral scroll drive unit; this is not considered a true scroll saw, because the blade is separate from the motor and blade.
Another option is a scroll saw motor. A scroll motor can provide higher torque levels than a Pegasus saw motor and can also be more efficient for certain scroll saw applications. If you’re only doing a small amount of scroll sawing, a scroll motor is probably a good choice. The cost and long life of these saws often make them a better choice for small shops or work shops with tight budgets. On the other hand, if you do a great deal of scroll sawing, it may be worthwhile to purchase a scroll saw with a separate motor. If you’re looking for a durable but inexpensive scroll saw, a Pegasus model is probably a good choice.
scroll saw blades also vary in size and height. Most scroll saws have three different sizes of blade height, although a few will use four sizes. In addition, some scroll saws will offer various choices in “combination” blades. Combination blades are laws that have teeth on both sides of a single blade. For example, you might find a combination blade made of deep-set diamond blades on one side and a serrated blade on the other. The serrated edge of the diamond on the right-hand side can be used to slice through boards without cutting your finger nails.
Most scroll saws come with the option of a front-end loader (BELL). The Bell is a device that attaches to the scroll saw blade and helps lift and position the scroll on the table. There are many different models of scroll saws with Bell units available, so it’s a good idea to look around and see what you like. Be sure to consider the cost of the Bell as well as the cost of the scroll saw blade assembly when choosing a new scroll saw.