A scroll saw blade is used primarily for accurate precision cutting of fine materials, ranging from softer woods like wood to tougher metals and plastics. scroll saws also have additional features that allow them to be more efficient than their vertical-mounted cousins. Many scroll saw designs can be customized to incorporate various holding positions and customized diamond cuts. Several kinds of scroll saw patterns can be used to perform different kinds of cuts:
Figuring is a popular kind of scroll saw cut. This pattern involves having a piece of wood, plastic or metal partly belonged in the center of a rotary V-groove cut. Rotary v-grooves are typically made with a small piece of wood, plastic or metal (the v-grooves are then cut with a diamond abrasive) sliding along a vertical plane passing through the center of a v-groove. One variation on the fig pattern is having the wood, metal or plastic partly visible along the bottom edge of the cut, whereas in thefig this is not visible.
A present invention relates to an accessory for use with scroll saw blades. The invention allows for easy attachment to a scroll saw blade holder so that it may be used in a wide range of applications. The accessory generally consists of two parts. One part is a collar that slide over the blade, securing the piece of equipment to the holder; and a second part is a blade clamp, from which the piece of equipment can be tilted vertically to view the cut.
The present invention generally makes use of a number of different types of holders and clamps to attach the scroll saw blade holder to the saw. Some holders are designed so that they attach directly to the face of the scroll saw; other holders are designed so that they can be secured to a flat surface, such as a workbench surface or a table leg. Some accessories have features that allow the user to angle the blade while holding the device in one hand. Other accessories have features that allow the user to lock the blade so that it cannot be accidentally opened by the user.
One embodiment of a present invention comprises a ring which fits over the face of the scroll saw blade holder so that it is firmly secured to the device. The ring also has a substantially textured surface on one side of the ring. A lip, which may be straight or curve, fits into the recess on one side of the ring and fits over the lip of the first piece of the holder. The lip of the first piece allows a knife to be inserted into the slot in the ring.
In another embodiment of a present invention, a six-tube scroll saw blade holder is provided. One end of a six-tubed drill bit assembly is fitted into one tube of the holder, while the other end of the six-tubed drill bit assembly is placed in the other tube. The six-tubed drill bit is slid into the first tube, while a guide block is slid into the second tube, so that the bit assembly is guided accurately through the cut, while it is held securely in place. This is a very useful invention since the user can precisely drill at a precise angle.
A third embodiment of a present invention is a six-tube scroll saw blade holder, which is useful for precision machining operations. The design features a lip, which is slightly textured, on one side of the lip, so that the bit is guided accurately through the cut. There is also a second lip, which is complementary to the first lip. A third lip is complementary to the second lip so that the surface of the holder is highly machined. One end of a pair of diamond tipped screws are fitted into the center of this third lip so that it holds the blades in place, while they are being precisely adjusted.
These are some of the various designs that can be used to hold the scroll saw blades. Some of these holders are specially adapted for certain types of saw blades. It would be necessary to identify which specific type of scroll saw blades the holder is designed for. Each of these holders is used to hold only one particular type of saw blade. Although most holders are suitable for use with a number of different types of scroll saw blades, it would still be necessary to identify which particular type of blades the holder is designed to support.