Saws with good turning ability

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Old 06-16-14, 04:31 PM
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Saws with good turning ability

Hello, I'm new here and if I'm being honest, not particularly knowledgeable on saws or most tools.

I'm attempting to cut wood from an old pallet into a state shape and am having difficulty. As you can imagine, attempting to saw a state outline involves lots of twists and turns which I've not been very successful with using my current hand saw (Black & Decker).

Is there a type of saw that is very agile with easy turning ability in technical spots? My current saw cuts well and I have no complaints other than I'd like to be able to cut the state outline a bit more accurately. Thanks for any advice you may have!
 
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Old 06-16-14, 04:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You really need a power scroll saw for what you are doing.

Sears power scroll saw
 
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Thanks a lot for the advice. How thick of a piece of wood would you think appropriate for that particular scroll saw? (most pieces I have in mind are around an inch thick)

Thanks again!
 
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Read the description on posted saw says up to 2 inches, Plan on a lot of blades for thick wood.
 
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If you want to keep it cordless (manual ) maybe a coping saw would work. Cutting inch thick wood would be quite a chore though.
 
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Curved Cuts

I suggest a band saw for cutting curved shapes from the lumber thickness you reference.
 
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Also the thinner the blade, the better you can turn the radius.
 
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