Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clark works very well, smooth cutting and quiet
I bought this Friday and immediately put it to use building a biplane for my youngest grandson. It makes very smooth cuts and has minimal vibration. Much improvement from my last scroll saw.
April 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bart Nice and quiet scroll saw
Minimal assembly was required. It is easy to change blades, or to pop one end of th blade free for insertion into a drilled hole for enclosed cuts. The variable speed feature is really nice and gives you better control over your cut. Intricate cuttings are a snap as evicenced by the fire axe, ladder, and pike pole on the bird house I made.
The only down side is that after a couple of days use the bolt connecting the eccentric from the motor to the arm that moves the blade came loose and the saw wouldn't work. It was a easy enough fix to get an Allen wrench in there and reattach the nut to the bolt. I didn't even consider sending the unit back for warranty work.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alphabet great product with many uses
Excellent product easy to use very little set up. Packed well therefore no damage. Blade change very easy and is strong enough to do all I need
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Great product and service
Was what I ordered, arrived on schedule. Good deal.
October 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dale02 Let the buyer beware!
This product is advertised as using "pinned or non-pinned" blades. I have used it a few times with pinned blades, but I recently found a unique design blade that happens to be non-pinned, so I bought it hoping to increase the versatility of my saw. Try as I may, I was not able to get the non-pinned blade to tighten in my saw. Expecting user error, I called the customer service line, and was assured that the saw did in fact use either type of blade, but since I was having trouble, I was transferred to a service tech, Rick. Rick proceeded to tell me that this model was not very good with non-pinned blades, since it had only thumb screws to tighten the blade. I explained that the thumb screws did not even touch the blade, much less hold it. He further commented that the old style that tightened with an allen wrench were more effective, and suggested that I use pliers to adjust the part that is supposed to hold the blade. I further explained the problem, and he had no suggestions except to buy only pinned blades for this model of saw!!!
October 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 11rdub11 Scrolling is Adictive. Fun Saw
This is my first Scroll Saw and I love it already. Before unboxing I read some reviews and was a little nervous that there may be more to setup than just switching a blade. It comes together easy and in my opinion does not need to be mounted on anything. The only thing you need is a combination square to make sure the blade and the cutting surface are square.
I got started right away, I did like the variable speed knob although I was not quite sure when to use the fast or slow speed but it was addictive once I got going. My first project was a snowflake ornament I made with my son. (I have included a picture of it in this review) I think it came out pretty good and can't wait to get better at scrolling.
Things I liked:
The saw came with two blades
The ease of switching the blades
How easy it was to use right away
December 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kineo great buy
excellent value for the money..light, dependable, EASY blade change..uses pin headed blades...light attached and blower attachment included
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by XFrameman Nice saw for the price.
Have always enjoyed woodworking, but had never uses a scroll saw before. Bought this to learn and provide an additional hobby in my retirement years. "Got my feet wet" by downloading a deer scene off the internet and then cutting it out on plywood. Made a few small goofs along the way, but my family members were amazed at the results of my first project. Yes, this saw has some excessive vibration at higher speeds, but at low-to-medium speeds no problem. The blade is easy to disconnect and reconnect to get at the internal cutouts (used the pin type blade). Placed a portable shop light directly overhead to help to see details. I am very happy with the performance of this saw how easy it was to learn on. Am looking forward to many hours indulging in this new hobby with this new tool.
August 4, 2015