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Monday, October 13, 2008

New Scroll Saw!

Went to my Local Sears where I got my Craftsman 16" Scroll saw! I told them what the problem was, Good thing for me paying for 1 Year Replacement Plan, the Scroll Saw cost me about 130 Bucks. Not a Bad price for a New Scroller like myself.

Well, I thought it was a good price. Well needless to say, I used it about 2 times in the year I had it, and I Guess it was a good idea for me to use it the other day, because it went out on me, stopped working, was very annoyed with it cause I was right in the middle of a Small project, when it just stopped on me for no reason.

So I took it in for a replacement, They didn't have the same one that I bought last year, The gentleman told me that they don't carry them anymore. I liked the model I had, because it had left and right bevel to 45 Degree on either side, had a blower and a Light.

Well since they didn't carry the line of the one I previously owned, I had to go with a different one, not a big deal I Suppose. This one don't have a light, which kind of sucks, and it don't have a 45 Degree bevel to the left nor the right, which also sucks. But it does have a Cast Iron base which is a +, keep is square.

The other thing it don't have, that I'm gonna miss, is the quck blade release, there is a Hex nut that I have to untighten with a wrench, means more time away from the project.

I will Rate this Unit more as I use it and let you know how it goes with the unit and how well it works!



The Great Ethan Allen said...

Let me know how it turns out. I might be in the market for one of those very soon. I love my craftsman router and Vaccuum. Too bad your scroll didn't last but who knows, maybe this one will be better in the end.

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...


I have been playin with it so far since my post a little bit ago, and from that little short time I've played with it, It seems to be doing a better job then the last one I had.

It seems smoother cut, smoother action, the only thing I don't like about it so far, is the blade changing. It takes a second to change the blades, especially when you are doing Fretwork and stuff, it won't be as quick doing so, other then that, Its working lots better!

Now I Will be able to start my Calendar Project soon, That is as soon as I Get the stock I need for the project!