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.
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 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 should also consider if such is quite easy to change such blade. There are a few scroll saw projects that come with hundreds of those 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. Make sure that the process is really comfortable and also relatively easy to do. 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.
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 certainly times that you would like to slow the blade down in order to cut slower and also at times, you should slow such down so that the blade won’t burn the edges of the wood where you will be cutting. Some of the scroll saws would need belt changing in order to change the speeds. It would be great that an electronic speed control is used.
Make sure that you also consider the scroll saw’s price. Almost everyone is really limited on how much you are willing to spend on that 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?