A Few Things to Keep in Mind When You Choose that Scroll Saw
It is quite obvious that one of the first things that a lot of people would like to know when it comes to getting started with such hobby of scrolling is what saw you must buy. 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 this article, it would be a great thing to touch on various aspects for you to make that informed decision.
An essential thing that you have to consider would be blade changing and its blade holder. The saw mush accept the 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 come with various benefits, they would have one very big benefit and this is you aren’t able to cut the small detail cuts inside since you should drill a big hole to insert the blade’s pin.
You need to consider too if it is really easy to change its blade. There are various scroll saw projects with so many 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 where the arm would be raised and which holds itself in this position is the best option because this makes the process much easier.
Ensure that you must also consider the variable speed of such scroll saw. There are many fantastic saws which offer variable speed and you must not have any problem looking for this feature in any range of the 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. Also, there are scroll saws which require changing of the belt in order to change the speed. What should be used in the electronic speed control.
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. When you are going to purchase a used one, then you would be taking a bigger risk and there are also other factors that you should take into account. Is it still manufactured and would you still be able to find the parts when necessary?