The scroll saw is used to make fine, delicate cuts in wood (sometimes metal).
This example is the Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw (shown with optional light and stand). It features variable speed, dust blower, tool-free blade changes, 20″ cutting depth and an oversized cast iron table. This scroll saw sells for about $500 from tool stores but smaller, less expensive models are available at your local tool/home improvement center.
Here is an example of what you can accomplish with a scroll saw…