Small-shop solution for scrollsaw shakes

I put my scrollsaw on casters to make it mobile, but then it seemed to vibrate more. It also had a tendency to roll away from me while pushing a workpiece through.

To dampen the vibrations, I strapped a sandbag onto the saw, as shown, using cable ties. When I need to use the saw, I roll it onto a floor mat. This further reduces vibration. Plus, the additional weight sinks the wheels into the mat so the saw doesn’t wander during use. It works so well that it passes the “nickel test”—a nickel standing on edge on the tabletop doesn’t fall over with the motor running!
—Dean Fiene, Runnells, Iowa

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