What You Should be Looking for in a Scroll Saw
It is pretty obvious that one of the things that many people would want to know to start scrolling is the kind of saw to purchase. When you are considering to purchase that first scroll saw or perhaps you are in search for one, then there are various things that you must consider. 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 need to consider is blade changing and the blade holder. The saw should be able to accept such standard five inch blades. There is surely so much scroll work which can’t be done with that saw that needs 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 must also consider if it is really easy to change the blade. There are various scroll saw projects with so many holes. This means that you need to remove one end of such blade from the holder and thread such through the wood and remount such in the holder several times than you would count. Ensure that such process is quite comfortable and must be relatively slow. The saw having an arm that could be raised and holds in this position is really the best choice this would help you get an easier process.
Make sure that you also consider the variable speed of the 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. There are times that you would also want to slow the blade down to be able to cut slower and at times, you must slow this down to prevent the blade from burning such edges of the wood when you are going to cut. Some of the scroll saws would need belt changing in order to change the speeds. It is a great thing that such electronic speed control is utilized.
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. Going for such used saw may let you save more money than purchasing such cheap brandnew saw. However, if you would buy that used one, then you may take a larger risk and there are also other things that you must take into consideration. Is it still manufactured and would you still be able to find the parts when necessary?