Scroll saws are not just for hobbyists who make fretwork, bookends, and knickknacks. Professional furniture maker Paul Schürch uses his to rough out dovetails, cut mortise-and-tenon templates, make furniture mock-ups, and for specialized inlay and marquetry cuts. In this product overview, he explains how to set up and use a scroll saw. He also reviews five midrange saws: The Delta 40-680, DeWalt DW788, Dremel 1800 Scroll Station, Grizzly G0537, and PS Wood Machines 21-in. saw.

From Fine Woodworking #177