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Things to Consider when Buying a Scroll Saw

People need a scroll saw for their scrolling projects, but buying the right kind of scroll saw is something that needs to be considered carefully. If you are buying your first scroll saw or if you are upgrading to a better one, there are many things that you need to consider. These considerations will help you make an informed purchasing decision.

Scroll work will not do with a saw that requires pinned blades. What you will need are standard 5″ pinless blades. Pinned blades have advantages but they are not able to cut small inside details without drilling a very big hole to get the blade’s pin through.

One consideration you need to make is that the scroll saw’s blades can be changed easily. You can have scroll saw projects that have many holes. This means that you have to remove an end of the blade from the holder and threat it through the wood, and remount it in the holder many times. Just be sure that the process is comfortable and relatively easy to do. The best saw to use in this case is a saw with an arm that can be raised and can be held in position. This type of saw makes the process easier.

Different scroll saws also offer different speeds. There are times when you need to slow the blade down to cut slower, or sometimes you must slow it down to prevent the blade from burning the edges of your wood as you cut. Changing speeds in some scroll saws needs a change of belts too. An electronic speed control is the best feature for a scroll saw.

When cutting, vibrations are very distracting and it must be kept to a bare minimum. By design, some saws vibrate more. This feature is dependent on the cost of the particular saw. Vibration can be remedied by placing the saw on a stand. You can work with minimum vibration if your saw is sturdily mounted on a stand, and if that saw is also a heavy one. There are stores that sell stands for scroll saws.

You should also consider the depth of the throat if you will be cutting very large projects. The piece of wood you can swing around on the table while you cut will be limited in your saw has a small throat. You can also use spiral blades if you don’t want to rotate the work at all.

You should also get the right size of table since it will be difficult for wood to be hanging off the side of the scrolls saw table.

Most of us have a budget for a scroll saw. Sometimes it is better to buy a good old one than a new cheap one since your will get more for your money.

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