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xx   SAW

Tip on tethering the blade clamps on a scroll saw to keep from losing them.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 12

Tips on restoring a pedal-powered scroll saw (circa 1910) to operating condition.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 8

Dampen scroll-saw vibrations by placing the saw on a foam pad.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 12

Convert an old-style cast-iron jigsaw into a reciprocating filing machine.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Buyer's guide to scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 106

Buyer's guide to scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 124

Floor-model scroll saws. A user test of 8 top-of-the-line models.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 74

Buyer's guide to bench top and floor model scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 120

Buyer's guide to scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 120

Buyer's guide to scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 136

Annual buyer's guide to scroll saws.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #76 Fall-Winter 1999 pg. 114

How to buy a scrollsaw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 100

Tip on clamping a saber saw upside down in a bench vise for use as a scroll saw.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2001 (v.24#8) pg. 10

Scroll saws. What to look for when buying one.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 16

Shop tests of 10 popular models of scroll saws.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 71

Evaluation of the Dremel Model 550 jig saw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #175 Sep 1976 (v.26#7) pg. 28

Product review of the Black & Decker Model 7580 Type 1 variable speed jigsaw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 24

How to sand with a scroll saw fitted with a thin strip of emery cloth.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 28

Scroll saws. Features to look for, blade types and photos showing how to make various cuts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #373 Nov 1996 (v.46#10) pg. 17

Optional V-belt arrangement on jigsaw gives better control for marquetry work.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 8

Precision. Accurate woodworking tips from steel-rule die makers. Includes proving a table saw, adjusting band saw and jigsaws, accurate measurement, cutting to precise dimensions with a table saw, precision crosscutting, step and repeat, use of ice-pick to safely cut small pieces on a table saw, and miter gauge adjustment.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 71

Build a jigsaw for cutting delicate stock. Treadle power and spring return make this saw ideal for pearl inlay.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 53

Scroll saws compared. A comparision between the Excalibur and the Hegner jigsaws.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 51
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 6

Tip: Use sections of broken band saw blades as a substitute for a jigsaw blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 12

Tip: Use an auxiliary table to get more life from scroll-saw blades.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 10

Vacuum attachment for a jigsaw (scroll saw) picks up sawdust from both above and below the blade slot.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 12

Build a "flit gun" (air pump) to blow sawdust away from a jigsaw blade.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 8

Shop made parallel-arm scroll saw with a 2" stroke for an aggressive cut.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 51

Testing scroll saws. A user test of eight modern scroll saws ranging in price from $129 to $1000.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 50
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4, 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 6, 8

Fretwork. Laying out and sawing intricate filigree. How to modify a jigsaw for fretsawing. How to bend and install fretwork onto furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 68

Getting the most from a scroll saw. Advice on blade selection, speed, alignment, lubrication, cutting technique, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 70
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 10

The jigsaw. Its applications, accessories and special jigs, including a jig for filing circular saw blades.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #459 Aug 1966 (v.62) pg. 70

What can a scroll saw do for you? Its ability to make intricate internal cuts is better than a band saw and it cuts metal better than tin snips or hand-held jeweler's saw.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #532 Sep 1972 (v.68) pg. 113

User test of the Multicut-2 Universal Saw.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #633 Feb 1981 (v.77) pg. 105

Fancy fretwork cut with a jigsaw. Patterns include window ornament (or shade-pull), plant hanger, fretwork for a mirror, door accent panels, handles for tote bag, and shelf brackets.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 68

Cycle power. Part 3. Convert an old lawnmower engine into a combination jigsaw and disk sander which is powered by a bicycle gear.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 149

Make your own sanding dowels for use in a jigsaw. Wooden dowels, split in half, are fastened around a large jigsaw blade. Sandpaper is then wrapped around the dowel.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Nov 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 4

Jigsaw indexer speeds wooden gear cutting.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 194

Power-tool stand for jigsaw, drill press, jointer saw, and band saw include storage shelves and cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 178

Create a jigsaw by adapting a radial arm saw and stand-mounted saber saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1969 (v.132#6) pg. 160

Sleeve chuck permits filing on Unimat lathe. This file-holding sleeve converts the jigsaw attachment for a Unimat lathe into a filing machine. The file is driven up-and-down while you maneuver the metal being filed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 28

Use your jigsaw to sharpen saw blades by equipping it with a three-square file in place of the normal blade. How to make your own file is illustrated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 60

Tip: Lubricate jigsaw and band saw blades with shaving cream.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 216

Tip: Convert broken hacksaw blades and files for use in a jigsaw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 177

Use your scroll saw like a craftsman. Part 1. Secrets from a skilled woodworker for getting the most out of this tool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1983 (v.159#1) pg. 96

Use your scroll saw like a craftsman. Part 2. Accessories you can build.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 98

Homemade attachments convert your jigsaw into a sander.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 116

Comparing jig saws.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 172

Metalworking tricks on a jigsaw. Includes sawing, filing, sanding and buffing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1967 (v.190#6) pg. 154

The straight story of the curve cutters. A comparison of band saws and jig saws. What is available and tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1974 (v.205#5) pg. 114

A look at scroll saws and blade types. An overview of their uses, some sawing tips and guidelines on sawing plastics.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 138

Selecting the correct curve-cutting saw to use (jigsaw, band saw, or saber saw) and tips on its use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1983 (v.222#4) pg. 137

Build a parallel arm scroll saw of metal and wood construction. The saw has a 0.75" stroke and uses standard 5" blades. The table does not tilt.
PROJECTS IN METAL Aug 1988 (v.1#4) pg. 4

Advice for tole painters on whether or not to purchase a scroll saw. Suggests alternative sources for shaped wooden pieces, alternatives to consider before buying a saw, a general guide to what's available in scroll saws and hints on teaching yourself by use one.
TOLE WORLD #112 Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 18

The new constant-tension scroll saws. What is available and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 54

Make your own precision parallel-arm scroll saw. Power is supplied by a detachable saber saw. The frame and table for the larger scroll saw is made mostly of wood. Throat size is 23". Est. cost: $120 (plus saber saw).
WOOD MAGAZINE #12 Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 32

Tip: Thin wood should be stack-cut or attached to a scrap piece of wood at least 1/2" thick in order to have good control and smooth cuts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 14

Six fun-to-do scroll saw techniques. Includes jigsaw puzzle cutting, relief plaques, glove-tight inlays, wood sculpting, and stack cutting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 34

Tip: Get more use from your scroll saw blades by using an auxiliary table to raise table height.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 16

Shop test of four scroll saws priced under $150.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 38

Scroll saws. A buyer's guide to 35 machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 58

Shop tests of nine constant-tension scroll saws.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 68

Tool-buyer's roundup. Important buying points and charts of features for cordless drills, drill presses, jointers, portable belt sanders, routers, scroll saws, table saws, and thickness planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 64

Tip on cutting a screwdriver slot in the head of blade-clamping screw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 10

The wide world of scroll saws. A buyer's guide to 23 models looks at the three arm types, blade installation, work piece capacity, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 50
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #94 Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 6

Tip shows how to use a scroll saw as a sander for tight inside corners and curves.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 5

Tip: Make sanding "blades" for a scroll saw from "Sandvik Sandplate".
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 36

Tip: Coating plywood with white shellac will reduce splintering when jigsawing intricate designs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 11

Homemade jigsaw suitable for stock up to 1/2" thick. Built from 1" plywood and powered by 1/4 to 1/3 horsepower electric motor. Est. cost: $50 plus motor.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 34

Homemade adjustable fence for a band saw or jigsaw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 58
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 6

Correct procedure for setting up a jigsaw with various blades.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1966 (v.22#6) pg. 40

A description and uses for the large shop jigsaw.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1969 (v.25#4) pg. 14

How to use a scroll saw for inside cuts, pad sawing, inlaying, beveling and mitering.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1972 (v.28#2) pg. 24

Shop made scroll saw does precision work. Built mostly of wood with just a few metal parts. Includes a dust blower. Cuts up to 1-1/2" softwood. Throat depth is 11".
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 66

Scroll saw blade holder indexes the blades and makes them accessible and hard to spill.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 72