My Tool Picks

So every once and awhile I show of a project or two I have done to friends or family and I find that I get questions on what tools I use to create my works of art.

With that in mind I wanted to give anyone interested a look into how my workshop is set up with the tools that I use to create my projects.

My Scroll saw.  I use the Dewalt scroll saw for all my scroll saw projects.  I love this machine and would be very reluctant to part with it.  It was a bit more expensive than many scroll saws out there but as of now, it was quite worth it.

I purchased the accompanying scroll saw stand an light with it as well.

They have a combo pack on Amazon for the scroll saw, stand, and light:

DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw with Scroll-Saw Stand and Work Light

or you can get them separately:

DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw

DEWALT DW7880 Scroll-Saw Stand

DEWALT DW7881 Scroll Saw Work Light

I wanted to mention the WEN scroll saw.  I know that I did not purchase this scroll saw but it did come in a close second on my list.  The WEN is a bit cheaper if you are on a budget and I know that the WEN has some good reviews on Amazon.  It does come with some good features as well.  If you are interested in the WEN, you can get it here at Amazon.

WEN 3920 16-Inch Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw with Flexible LED Light


Scroll Saw Blades.  These are the current blades that I am using at the moment.  They are great blades and when the time comes I will likely purchase them again.352cd-20180921_102554

Olson Saw PG49802 Precision Ground Scroll Saw Blade

Flying Dutchman New Spiral Five Dozen Scroll Saw Blade Variety Pack



My Drills.  You will need a drill for any workshop.  I currently have a Dewalt and a Black and Decker.  As time has gone on my Dewalt is a little old and only a 18V.drills

Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit

BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill / Driver

Wood Clamps.   Clamps are likely not a neccesity for most people but I have found them quite useful when doing any sort of wood working including scroll saw projects.  I have the 6″ IRWIN’s that I use constantly.

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 1964758 One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 4 Pack, 6″

Sanding.  A sander with some power has become a necessity for me.  Doing Intarsia and other wood working projects I found I needed to have the capability to take of excess wood with ease.

I have the Wen Oscillating Spindle Sander I purchased at Amazon.

It has done a very good job for the money and I am loving this sander.

I have also purchased some SandIts and something called Sanding Twigs.  After I scroll out many of my projects I have debris and bits of wood that need to get sanded down or removed from the crevices, nooks, and crannies of the project.  These things are great for getting in-between those hard to sand areas on your scroll saw projects.


Wood Glue.  I’m just going to say it.  I can’t get by without wood glue.  I need it and I use it often.

Elmer’s E7310 Carpenter’s Wood Glue Max, Interior/Exterior, 16 Ounces


Wood.  I have found a nice collection of wood on Amazon that I will continue to purchase for my scroll saw projects.20181019_211209

Cherry, Oak, MapleBlack Walnut, Zebra, and Purple Heart to name a few.



Scroll Saw Tape.  Lastly, I wanted to mention the scroll saw tape I use.  I absolutely love this stuff and it makes things very easy to put a pattern on a piece of wood.  It is essentially a double sided piece of tape that holds well during your cutting, and when it is time for removal of the excess, it peels off easily.

20′ Roll – 8-1/2″ Stick N’ Release Scroll Saw Tape