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> Most any woodworking saw will do piercing,
And a screwdriver can be used as a chisel, but it doesn't work
nearly as well as chisel when used like one.
> I highly recommend the Hawk precision scroll saw, it is one of the
> best on the market. http://www.rbiwoodtools.com/scrollsaws.html
I think the Hawk is a fine saw and actually looked into buying one
just before the New Concept saw came out. I have used a Hawk to cut
brass sheet (the easiest metal to saw cut) and it works to a degree
but still suffers from the same list of problems as any scroll saw
designed to cut wood when used on metal suffers from. Lack of
stiffness and short stroke length. These two items make it just
about impossible to do fine work with a scroll saw designed for wood.
What is considered fine detail work in wood is large and coarse in
metal and with those long springy arms no scroll saw will ever do
precision work in metal. Also with a Hawk saw selling for nearly
$1000 you might as well buy the right saw for the job. Lee Marshals
New Concept saw does precision work in metal. I can cut lace work
designs that are as delicate (or maybe more delicate) as I can cut
with my jewelers saw with it and have much less hand fatigue and arm
strain after a couple of hours at the saw.
Check it out at http://www.knewconcepts.com
jbin AT mokume-gane.com
James Binnion Metal Arts