The Dremel Moto Saw is a useful piece of woodworking equipment for many woodworkers. When a worker cuts long or wide boards, he often has to deal with crooked and sloppy cuts. It’s hard enough to make straight cuts when you’re working with small pieces of wood, but it can be even harder when the material is heavier than the wood being cut. A Moto Saw comes to the rescue here, as it can be adjusted to cut boards of varying sizes, all the way down to the very thin stuff.
The scroll saw is also a popular woodworking machine because it is easy to use. Because these saws are designed to do a multitude of precise jobs, they often come with several different speeds for the various cutting jobs that they are intended to perform. A slower saw will do a more meticulous job, while a faster saw will give you more versatility in the projects you work on. It’s important to know what speed you’re going to need for any project, so look for a saw that will cut to that speed.
The downside to using a scroll saw is that the material it cuts is rather thin. These saws are sometimes referred to as “crescent” saws, as they are so called because the blade sits far enough away from the edge to still make complete cuts. The problem is that it’s difficult to make long cuts when the material is this close to the edge. The result is that the resulting cut may not be completely straight and accurate. A Moto Saw can solve this problem fairly easily by allowing you to make finer cuts, without having to make as many sacrifices.
The other option available to you when you need to cut boards for a project involves ripping tiles. Ripping tiles is a difficult task in general, and a scroll saw isn’t exactly light-weight. The added weight of a scroll saw may actually slow down the process, making it less than ideal for raking tiles. Fortunately, there is a far easier alternative. Removing the flexible upper sheet of material that makes up the scroll saw’s blade is how a miter saw with a miter gauge comes into play.
Miter saws with miter gauges allow you to make straight, accurate cuts when material is pulled to the edges of the blade. This allows the cutting wheels to pull the material further into the distance the blade extends, which means the cut is closer to the middle, or straight, of the piece. These saws generally have the blade extension at the front of the blade, instead of being set at the back. These saws are easy to find, simply because they’re among the most popular saws in the industry. They’re also relatively inexpensive compared to the scroll saws. However, the scroll saws are often more efficient for woodworking projects larger than four inches, where the miter saw can easily be used.
Many saws have the option to switch between a miter gauge and a scroll saw. The benefit to this is that you’ll be able to cut straight across an area, but it won’t look as neat as if you had both the blades lined up. Switching between the two allows you to generate a nice straight edge without having to worry about cutting off the material you’re cutting. If you’re going to be using the scroll saw for smaller woodworking projects, the miter gauge is probably best. It will cut more accurately and leave less waste.
Another feature of saws with miter gauges is that they tend to be louder than saws with scroll saws. Of course, the amount of noise is dependent on how much material is being cut and how your saw is held. Some saws can be extremely loud, while others are more quiet. For quieter operations, many saws have options to reduce the amount of friction on the blade so they’re less noisy. It’s a personal decision, but when it comes to quality, the higher the number of blades, the better the product.
One of the best features of a moto saw with a miter gauge is that many of the saws feature ergonomic fold down handle designs. These handle designs provide ease of use and great comfort during use. They also reduce the chance of damaging the blade by forcing it into a certain position. When you’re done, simply fold the blade away from the motor and you’re done. The major drawback is that these handle designs are typically more expensive and are found on some higher end saws.