I searched the archives regarding scroll saws and the only
discussion I found was in 1999.
Hi Kim -
I posted a similar question this past July about 14 ga sheet. I got
tons of great advice.
Go to the Archives (they are hard to use for sure - I did a search
for all sorts of words and still didn't get this thread!) and go to
July 2004, and the third page, there are about 20 answers to the
question about "Efficient cutting for 14 ga sheet"
As it turned out for me the scroll saw broke too many blades and was
slow for the shapes I needed (a different shape for each piece, so
blanks for press cutting were out). What I use is a good old hand
held electric jigsaw with a fine-tooth metal cutting blade -- works
fabulously (very clean cuts) and zips out a dozen pieces in just a
few minutes. You can mask the top of the metal to cut down on
scratches. I clean up the pieces with my belt sander - voila, easy as
can be and no more going crazy spending hours cutting my pieces.
Good luck and contact me if you want more info on this way to cut.
Desert Rose Design Studio