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  • Which Scroll Saw in the UK?

    http://www.diytools.co.uk/SearchResu...?kw=scroll+saw

    http://www.alwayshobbies.com/products.asp?sid=137

    As you can see, I'm not really decided on which saw, or which site to buy a saw from! I guess you can't really answer the first question until you've owned a saw and worked out what features are important to you. So, if anyone can lend a helping hand then I'd very much appreciate your input.

    Thank you all very much for taking the time to read this,

    regards Peter

  • #2
    hi peter
    i will also re-write the reply
    i asked the same sort of question about a week ago when i joined this forum, i left links to several items, and replies came and told me what they thought, after looking through a few of them i was led towards this machine :http://www.diytools.co.uk/Product.aspx/!TB_DEL40540
    Fortunately for me, another member of this forum lives not 10 miles from me, and has kindly offered me a 'go' on his 2 Delta's to see what i think before i buy one, looking forward to it.
    If i like what i use i shall order from the above mentioned site.
    hope this helps
    steveb
    http://www.cabincraft.co.uk

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    • #3
      The thread is still there but it's inexplicably been closed. I've tried to re-open it but failed to do so. Hopefully, one of the admin staff will be able to restore it when they see these posts later.

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Let me know which one you prefer Steve....although I suspect it will be the more expensive one.

        I think the thread got closed Gill because of an invalid link problem I was getting with the thread and reported to the moderator.

        Thanks for your replies,

        Peter

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        • #5
          Peter and Steve:

          If you look at the link provided by Steve, you will notice that the Delta model has, for the most part, solid bars of metal for the upper and lower arms. The two arms with their weight and mass must travel up and down with the blade. In short, the movement of the arms up and down adds vibration to the saw. (The upper arm has a blade tension adjustment on the end of the arm, but the whole arm still acts as a unit.)

          At the bottom of that web page, is a link to two modern designed Delta scroll saw models. Go to those links and expand the image, you should notice that the new saws have only the end 4 or 5 inches of the arms actually moving with the blade up and down. These end arm linkages have a much lower weight and mass. The result is lower vibration.

          Aside: The much admired DeWalt 788 and other saws with low vibration have this design of just the ends of the arms moving with the blade.

          All three saws are good saws, but you should be aware of the differences. If you can, please try out both design styles and make up your own mind.

          Phil

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          • #6
            The link is back open now...

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
              Hi Peter what part of the UK do you live in ? I have two good Scroll saws, if you are not to far you coluld come and have a go

              Derek
              DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                Hi dwg69,

                I live in Cheshire. I'd be interested to know where you got your saws from - finding a good supplier seems quite difficult,

                Pete

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Peter
                  Hi dwg69,

                  I live in Cheshire. I'd be interested to know where you got your saws from - finding a good supplier seems quite difficult,

                  Pete
                  I got one (the Deta) local in Norfolk and the DeWalt from ebay, but I think your would be http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk/ at Millers Dale

                  Derek
                  DeWalt 788

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                  • #10
                    http://www.saw-online.com/Resources/saws.htm
                    Last edited by stevebuk; 01-04-2007, 06:31 AM.
                    http://www.cabincraft.co.uk

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                    • #11
                      There's also John Boddy in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire.

                      I've been hunting round to find a retail outlet in the North West but to no avail . We don't have a shop in the UK which stocks a decent range of scroll saws, unfortunately. Diamond is in Leicestershire, Hegner is in Sussex, Hobbies is in Norfolk, and Axminster is in Devon - and only Hobbies stocks saws from more than one manufacturer (discounting APTCs solitary Jet).

                      Gill
                      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                      • #12
                        Peter,

                        I received one of these: -

                        http://www.axminster.co.uk/product-A...tsaw-32495.htm

                        for Christmas, and while I am no expert on scrollsaws, I am very pleased with it.

                        It appears to be almost identical to a Hegner Multicut 2V for less than half the price.

                        I would guess that if you were going to using the saw for hours a day, the Hegner would be worth the extra cost, but for what you describe, I would think the Axminster would be fine.

                        There is a thread going over in the Tools and Blades section about this saw if you fancy having a look.

                        Regards

                        Gary
                        Gary

                        My saw - Axminster AWSF18

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