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Extend the life of scrollsaw blades

It always bothered me that most projects require using only the lower half of a scrollsaw blade, meaning “dull” blades get tossed with their upper teeth still sharp. To make use of those teeth, I add a spacer to my saw’s cast-iron top. Six 12 " rare-earth magnets mounted flush with the spacer’s bottom face hold it securely during cuts. An occasional application of wax to the top of the spacer keeps workpieces moving freely.
—Dave McGuffin, Louisville, Ky. 

 

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