#1 Power switch
#2 Wheel for adjusting guide hight
#3 Guide assembly
#5 Light power switch
#6 Guide post
#7 Guide post lock
Before you turn on the machine, set the guide assembly to the correct height. It should be no more than 10mm above the workpiece. As the picture shows, the scroll band saw can cut materials up to 100mm in thickness. This ability depends on the hardness of the material – remember that a piece of oak (high density and hard) is different from basswood or styrofoam (low density and soft)!
Part of the safe working procedures of every woodworking machine is to keep the workpiece flat on the machine table and guide it with both hands at a safe distance to the cutting edge (100mm). Remember to use push sticks and other helping devices if the workpiece gets too small. Apply gentle pressure to avoid blade deflection.
The scroll bandsaw is a specialized machine for cutting tight curves in materials up to 100mm thick with a very minimal kerf. Its slow cutting speed enables you to cut materials like EPS and XPS (Styrofoam). It, therefore, becomes an alternative to the smoke-producing hot wire cutter. You must carefully consider the hardness of the material you want to cut since the machine is a delicate tool made for softer materials only.