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 that you touch on different aspects so that you will 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 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 a few scroll saw projects that come with hundreds of those holes. Such would mean that you must get rid of one end of the blade from the holder and thread this through the wood and then remount this in the holder a lot of times than you may 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. Also, there are scroll saws which require changing of the belt in order to change the speed. It is a great thing that such electronic speed control is utilized.
Well, you must also consider the price of the scroll saw. 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. 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?