Fitted with a powerful DC motor, this variable speed (550-1,600/min) scroll saw can easily cope with cutting a wide variety of materials up to 50mm deep. The two blade arms are independently pivoted giving a straight up-and-down motion to the blade for a better quality cut. A 35mm diameter dust port allows the saw to be connected to a vacuum cleaner. A generous table (415 x 254mm) with a 406mm (16") throat, tilts to 45° for bevel cutting. The saw is supplied with five pinned end blades, but accepts pinned or plain end blades. A blower helps keep the cutting line clean and easily seen. When changing blades a quick release tension knob allows quick and easy change. The heavy cast iron base gives stability and ensures low vibration.
|Max Depth of Cut||50mm|
|Overall L x W x H||620 x 340 x 330mm|
|Table Size||415 x 254mm|
|Table Tilt||0° - 45°|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||35mm|
|Stroke Length||15 mm|
|Strokes per Minute||550 - 1,600 (var)|
2 March 2017
Not great, not horrible either.I got this a while ago. The first thing I immediately replaced were the clamp screws for the pinless blades. I got the screws and levers from two bicycle quick release saddle collar locks and ground them and re-cut the threads to fit the machine.
16 December 2016
Works fine for me!I was worried by other reviews complaining about fitting plain end blades. I have had no such trouble. The handy T bar allen key fits easily to both top and bottom clamps. The tension release lever is quick and works well. It is all easier if you use a small block of wood to insert between the top arm and the case, to hold the top arm in position whilst you clamp the blade top. Very happy with it.
31 October 2016
Blade clampsThis is my first scroll saw and i bought this one because it said it takes both pin and painless blades. As with other users I have found it is almost impossible to use the pinless blades without them continually pulling out of the clamps as you just can't clamp them tight enough. I spoke to someone at Axminster today and was basically told it's a cheap machine so it is what it is!!!!!!!. I have read a review on the trade machine and a few people have mentioned the same problem with the clamps an that they have bought hegler speed clamps. Does anyone know if I can fit them to this machine as other than this it is a nice machine to use.
29 October 2016
Not bad for the priceI have experiences the same problems with the "rounding" the hex head screw, but using pinless blades is not a problem. Just use the top clamp for putting the blade into the internal cuts.
13 September 2016
bad clampsI bought this machine a few months ago wish i had never seen it to fit the pin less blades is a nightmare not to bad if you are using pinned blades