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    • #3
      Hi Nic and welcome to the forum.

      You're right with scrollsaws you get what you pay for. One of the biggest bugbears with saws this side of the pond is the type of blades the saw takes. It's quite common over here to get saws that take "pin end" blades. These are "OK" but you don't get the variety of blades with "pin end" also for internal cuts you need a 6mm access hole to get the blade in. For some patterns that's a show stopper. I'm not sure of the type of thing you do, whether that matters or not.

      The next issue is the way the blades are attached to the saw. If you need tools every time you put the blade in - it becomes a bit of a drag.

      After that youre pretty much paying for the comfort of the ride - vibration variable speed, etc.

      I bought my Excalibur from Axminster, they're a decent company.

      Good Luck
      Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.


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          welcome aboard nic,im from ireland,and we have the same problem here ,finding a cheap decent saw,i started off with a scheppach deko tronic,which was a cheap budget model,but i found it too be a good saw,it had variable speed,the blade clamps took pinned and pinless blades,
          on the down side i found the blade clamps that came with the saw were not up too scratch and i replace them with a clamp that was tightened by hand ,not with a allen key,which the originals were.anyway i had this saw for about 3 years and had no problems with it,i have now moved up too a hegner
          not doing much
          and busy doing it

          having fun making sawdust.


          • #6
            Welcome aboard Nic.I have a Scheppach,
            Learning the art of scroll saw.


            • #7
              I bought my EX16 from Axminster Power Tools, it was really smooth running no vibration and a real pleasure to work with. After about 2 1/2 weeks when I started it on about 1/4 speed it gave a couple of loud knocks and juddered badly then ran fine for the rest of the cut, but in the next cut with the speed back up to about 1/2 it was vibrating very badly. I comtacted Axminster about it and they said they would change it for me in the new year as they couldnt get it collected before. I offered to drive up with the saw from Newquay and they said If I did that they would change it for me. I took it up last Friday (23rd) not only did they change it for me they unboxed the new one and set everything up so it ran sweet for me. Thats what you call back up service. I would recommend Axminster to buy your saw from whichever model you go for


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