Scroll Saw Safety

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Scroll Saw Safety

  1. Follow all general safety rules and only operate with the instructors’ permission.
  2. Measure accurately and mark material to be cut.
  3. Adjust and tighten the blade guide hold down clamp so it is resting lightly on top of the material to be cut.
  4. Visually inspect the blade to be sure it is not broken or damaged.  If the blade does not appear right, tell your teacher.
  5. NEVER have the material you are cutting touch the blade before turning on the scroll saw.
  6. Keep your hands outside the safety zone marked on the table and away from the blade. The safety zone is the red box marked on the table of the machine.
  7. Using both hands, apply downward pressure and slowly guide the material into the blade keeping your fingers away from the line you marked on the material.
  8. Let the machine do the work.  Never force the material into the blade.
  9. Do not clear scraps away from the blade while the machine is still running.
  10. Do not walk away from the scroll saw while the blade is still moving.
  11. Do not crowd the person operating the machine.
  12. Always cut within 1/8” inch of the line marked on the material.  Cut on the scrap side of the line and DO NOT cut your line off.