It's is a nice even cut trying to find out what kind of saw.

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    What type of material? A rotary tool with a spiral bit would be great for thin or soft material.
    – isherwood
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 19:50
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    Is it just me or did the designer of that board have a hidden message? Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 20:55
  • A router is another option. A lot depends on whether you have a template or not.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 2:56
  • The gentle inside corners imply mass production cutting methods, i.e. with a die or a laser. Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 4:49

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You'd want a hand held jig saw jig saw

Or a stationary band saw bench top band saw

or a scroll saw scroll saw

You could also do it with a hand held coping saw coping saw

But it would be alot of work and difficult to get good square, smooth results with the coping saw.

It takes some practice & skill, and/or a good bit of sanding & filing to get those nice smooth cuts with either tool. You'll also need a drill & bits to drill out the tighter corners - either of the tools, with the possible exception of the scroll saw, will have some trouble cutting some of those smaller radius inside corners without drilling it out first.

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    Nitpick, but a scroll saw should work a bit better than that band saw even though they are very similar.. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:56
  • You're probably right - I'll admit I don't have much experience with scroll saws. Added to the answer Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:58
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    It doesn't help you much with the first one, but if I was trying to make multiples of something like this I would probablly use a router with an edge-following bit. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 22:52
  • Yea, I agree. But probably well above the level of expertise of the poster. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 23:25
  • The jigsaw won't give a very smooth cut.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 2:55

It looks like you are dealing w/ a thin material. I think a Dremel tool would be able to easily cut thru it while providing the accuracy and maneuverability needed.

It is also fairly inexpensive as it is more suited for craft and lightweight DIY projects.


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