I was fascinated by a Dremel scroll saw demo in the local DIY shop. As a retiree, I was searching for something to fill my free time at home and scrolling designs seems a very productive hobby. I have always enjoyed woodworking and the size and shape of the scroll saw is ideal since it could easily fit in the lower compartment of my car. So without hesitations, I purchased my own scroll saw.

 

Using Dremel Scroll Saw Is Easy – Just Know The Basics

At first, I thought it would be easy to cut scrolling artwork with this saw similar to those I have seen at woodcraft demonstrations. I was quite wrong about that. However, I’m not saying that it is very hard to use the scroll saw. All it takes is learning few basic methods to enjoy the process while being productive. There is no need to make the same errors and have to learn using the saw the hard way. It is very easy to search for blogs and online DIY articles featuring easy tips in using the saw.

 

Get An Online Or Offline Crash Course In Using The Scroll Saw

Dremel Scroll SawProbably, the best thing that I did was to sign up for an online class to learn the essentials of using the scroll saw and creating scrolling artworks. However, if you don’t prefer online classes, you can search for offline classes offered by local DIY stores and specialty shops. Make certain that your coach has enough experience and has extensive know-how in using the scroll saw. More often than not, free demo at DIY shops comes with free training or at least discounted offers. How you educate yourself about the basics is completely up to you. Just make certain that you will learn a lot to avoid frustration and to help you take pleasure in creating scrolling designs.

 

Learning How To Use The Dremel Scroll Saw Gave Me More Confidence

I feel more confident in creating scrolling designs after learning the basics of using the scroll saw. Basically, I gained knowledge on how to hold and guide the piece in creating basic cuts including curves, circles, corners, and straight cuts. For instance, I have learned that in cutting a straight line, it is a must to feed the workpiece at certain angle. This is primarily because of the way saw blades are designed. The scroll saw blades have a slight nut on one side, which will cause it to drift as you create the cuts.

 

Never Stop Learning On How To Use Scroll Saw

Dremel Scroll SawAny kind of training will be not highly effective if there is no reinforcement to the learning you have gained. For instance, some information that were not discussed are the various kinds of blades that can be used for a scroll saw. With the help of the World Wide Web, I have learned important such as specific knowledge of what kinds of blade sizes for Dremel scroll saw are best for various kinds and thicknesses of your artwork, be it plastic, metal, or wood.