What You Must Remember When Choosing a Scroll Saw
When you are interested on the scrolling hobby, then one thing that many would like to know is the kind of scroll saw to get. There are several things that you have to take into consideration when you are searching to buy that first saw or when you are in search for one. In such article, it would be great to touch on all aspects for you to be able to make such informed decision.
One important thing that you have to consider is blade changing as well as the blade holder. The saw must accept that standard five inch blades. There is so much scroll work which can’t be done with a saw requiring the pinned blades. While those pinned blades may have several benefits, they have one really big disadvantage and that is you are not able to cut small detail cuts inside because you must drill a huge hole in order to insert the pin of the blade.
You need to consider too if it is really easy to change its blade. There are some scroll saw projects with hundreds of holes. Such means that you must remove one end of that blade from the holder and thread this through the wood and then remount this in the holder more times than you would be able to count. Ensure that such process is quite comfortable and must be relatively slow. The saw wherein the arm may be raised and that holds itself in such position is really most desirable since it would make the process a lot easier as the tool-less blade holders.
Ensure that you must also consider the variable speed of such scroll saw. There are several great saws that provide variable speed and you should not have any issue looking for such feature in any range of price. At times, you would like to slow the blade down in order to cut slower and other times, you should slow this down to prevent such blade from burning those edges of the wood when you would cut. There are scroll saws that need changing of the belt to be ale to change the speed. It would be great that an electronic speed control is used.
Make sure that you also consider the scroll saw’s price. Nearly everyone is actually limited about how much you are actually willing to spend on such scroll saw. Buying such good used saw may allow you to get more for the money than buy that new cheap saw. If you would buy used however, you would take a larger risk and have various additional factors to consider. Is it still manufactured and would you still be able to find the parts when necessary?