Scroll Saw Struggles Any Actor Can Relate To

A scroll saw is a handyman tool used for cutting decorative styles or patterns. It’s an excellent saw for those who love producing intricate, odd shapes or designs. But just like an actor or an actress, this saw has struggles as well. Here are the ways an actor and a scroll saw are similar:



Electronic power tools nowadays suffer from the overheating problem. Sadly, the scroll saw isn’t exempted. The cause, of course, is overworking. When the saw has been used for long periods of time without rest, the saw overheats, the blade becomes dull, and you get annoyed. The best way to solve this problem is to turn the scroll saw off, unplug it, and let it cool off. If it’s still overheating even after you’ve allowed it to rest, then contact your manufacturer.

Likewise, actors can also “overheat” when they work too much. When you’re into theater, sometimes you practice your lines and your acting too much that you forget to sleep well, rest for a while, and give yourself time to renew your mental and physical strength. Just like a scroll saw, an actor can prevent overheating by unplugging—staying away from work and allowing yourself to cool down.

Twisted Blades

If actors tend to have problems with their lines, twisting words after words or phrases after phrases, scroll saws also undergo twisting. Their blades also get twisted, making it impossible to produce clean cuts. Blades get twisted when they cut unfamiliar materials. To prevent this, the right blade should be used. Do your research on the right blade to use on a surface before you make a cut to prevent the blade from getting twisted.

For actors, it’s best to solve the problem of twisting words by practicing a lot and by first exercising the vocal cords and the tongue. This may sound a bit ironic, but tongue twisters can help.

Blade Tensions

There are also tensions when using a scroll saw. If the saw cuts with lesser accuracy as you work with it, then it only shows that the blade needs to be tightened. But before adjusting, first, confirm with your fingers if the blade needs some altering. If it really does, then tighten it using the lever which you can find at the end of the rod.


Scroll saws are like actors in this aspect. Actors and actresses also have tensions between themselves. Sometimes the tension gets too big that it causes a problem on stage. When this happens, it’s best to loosen up the pressure by clearing up any issues so that the performance on stage won’t be an issue. Who knows? Maybe all you need is some loosening up of the tension to tighten up a better kind of relationship.

Tripped Breakers and Blown Fuses

A scroll saw is also prone to tripped breakers and blown fuses. When this occurs, you should check your fuse box right away because that mishap will affect the operation of your saw. After solving the problem set the saw to a lower blade speed, and gradually increase to your desired rate.

WEN-3920It’s the same thing with acting. Gradually improve yourself. Take one step at a time. Take the right step every time. Don’t try to make a shortcut through a morally wrong path. It’s essential to elevate your status without cheating.

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