When you have made your decision to start your own woodworking project, it is time to locate a Dremel Macho Shop near you. What is the best way to go about this? Do you use the Internet, do you go down to your local supplier or do you use the old-fashioned way – walking from shop to shop searching for the perfect cutters and tools? There is a good reason why woodworkers have traditionally preferred the latter – it can be very time-consuming and tedious.
It’s always a good idea to get things together before you head to your local supplier; in this case, that means getting a set of cutting paper and then taking some time to make a rough sketch of what you want to do on your scroll saw. This sketch will help you identify how to cut the pattern to size. If you’re using a Miter saw, it’s also a good idea to sketch out the cut patterns for the other tools you’ll be needed such as a jig saw.
A few days before the big day, get together your sketch and take the time to break it up into as many small steps as possible. If you are buying a scroll saw, get all the related tools and their respective scroll saw pattern into one box. If you are purchasing a Miter saw, consider how much space you have available. When you have decided which machine you are going to buy, go to your local retailer with a list of your plans. Have them clear copies of the plan so you can look over them before you make any final decisions.
You need to have the right size and type of cutters and tools before you even go shopping. You need to determine what type of scroll saw you will purchase as there are several types and brands on the market today. If you are going to purchase the saw online, read the site’s FAQs and product specifications carefully. They should give you details about the saw’s capabilities, features, and any applicable warranty information. You will also need to determine what kind of cutting surface the scroll saw is best suited to. The two most popular cutting surfaces are wood and plastic, although the options expand significantly since the saw’s functionality can be altered by adding or removing the blade.
Before you set off to the shop, check to make sure your vehicle is legal in your state. There are laws about how far a vehicle can be pulled over before a ticket is given. Verify that you vehicle has a newer title. Be sure to find out if your vehicle has a temporary license plate. A temporary license plate (sometimes called a “towing sticker”) can be removed by visiting a Bureau of Motor Vehicles office and returning it with a copy of your driver’s license. Be sure that you have a current driver’s license, not a previous one.
Once you have verified these items, you can begin to search for the nearest Dremel moto shop. To locate the shop’s address, check the phone book. If the phone book does not list any Dremel shops in your area, look in your local yellow pages under “scrap metal recycling company.” You can also go online and search using Google, Yahoo, or MSN. Some websites allow you to compare prices, shop reviews, and get quotes from multiple companies easily.
Once you’ve located the closest shop, confirm their credentials. Ask whether or not they have insurance and if so, for what kind of coverage. Inquire about the shop’s procedures for changing or servicing the tools. Make sure you know what to do in the event of an accident or other issues so that you will not lose any work.
After you have selected a new or a used scroll saw, you will have to return to the location where you purchased your scroll saw. Bring your scroll saw back to the Dremel moto shop to assemble it before you begin use. This ensures that the saw is in good working order and that all parts are in working order. Take your scroll saw home with you in tow. It will then be time for you to start enjoying your new tool!