When it comes to your scroll saw, safety is always the first and foremost concern. The scroll saw is no different and the same goes with your home woodworking projects. There is always a possibility of something happening while you are operating your woodworking machinery and a small mishap can end up in a life threatening situation. There are certain things that you should know in order to ensure the safety of yourself as well as any family members that may come in contact with your equipment.
The first thing that you need to be aware of is that there are scroll saws that are dishwasher safe. Many scroll saws are built to be used outdoors, but they also have a protective glass on the interior to protect your tools and dishes from the elements. In order to be dishwasher safe, the interior glass should be clear and you should never place any type of metal on the interior of the machine.
Make sure that you never allow water to flow from the scroll saw trough into the tank or onto any of the other components. This can result in a serious situation for the scroll saw and for you as well. If you do find water leaking from the side of the machine, make sure to take immediate action and start the water draining from the unit immediately. You should never try and refill a water reservoir by yourself if you have not been trained to do so. The water is contaminated and can cause harm to you and/or your family.
Make sure that the saw that you are using is clean. It is essential to make sure that the saw is free of any debris and any type of dirt. The blade is made to glide over rough surfaces; however, rough surfaces can catch on things and scratch the blades. Also, sharp edges can catch on things and cause damage to the motor. These are the two most common causes of scroll saw motor failure.
If you have an older model dishwasher, you may not have many safety precautions in place. However, all newer dishwashers use stringent guidelines when it comes to making sure that they are safe to use in the home. If you have an old dishwasher that you are thinking of buying or are still considering purchasing a new dishwasher, make sure that the new one that you get is dishwasher safe.
Make sure that the motor on your scroll saw is clean. This is another factor that is often overlooked when a person is shopping for a new scroll saw. There are a number of different products that you can purchase to keep your saw clean. A small amount of detergent or soap with a mild solution will work well for this purpose. Just make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s directions when it comes to applying these products.
Another safety issue that is often overlooked is that of keeping the motor from overheating. A dishwasher can get very hot, even when it is not being used. It is important to not allow the motor to get too hot. If the dishwasher gets too hot, it can lead to a burnt out motor and in some cases, a fire.
When you are shopping for a new or used scroll saw, you need to ask yourself the question, “Is my scroll saw dishwasher safe?” If you take the time to be a little more cautious with your product, you can reduce the chance of having any issues with it. These are just a couple of things that you will want to consider. Make sure that you do your research so that you do not end up regretting your purchase later. You never know when something can happen.