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Cutting Letters

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Jr gong, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Jr gong

    Jr gong Member

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    Hi y'all,

    I've been printing for a few months and i wanna cut out letters/shapes etc out of: Aluminum, PVC, acrylic, wood etc. Outsourcing to local shops are allot in my area (those who even want to do it) So i want to do it myself. From extensive googling, seems like a scroll saw is the best thing there is, outside of a cnc machine.
    Any of you guys have an idea if the scroll saw can cut the things i listed? Thanks.
     
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  2. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Sure it can. Might require a different blade for each of those.
     
  3. Gino

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    Yes, it will do the job. You'll just need to develop a steady hand and keep your eye ahead of what your cutting. Be sure to wear good glasses/goggles.
     
  4. 2B

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    scroll saws are best suited for detailed work, also a scroll saw is limited by the length of its neck.

    I would look at a router or a jigsaw if you are trying to cut shapes & designs into the substrate.
     
  5. Jr gong

    Jr gong Member

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    Thanks guys, your input has been really important.
     
  6. Johnny Best

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    For cutting really small letters a scroll is best for larger letters a big band saw with deep throat or a Bosch jigsaw.
     
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  7. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I also forgot, you may be able to purchase a used one on Ebay, Cutawl, great machine to cut everything with. I don't think they make them anymore but if you could find one they are great to cut letters with.
     
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    Cutawl, great machine, and still is. the right blade can sometimes be hard to find, but a great tool....
     
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