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Old 06-28-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
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At what hight would be the best for the scroll saw if sat in a standard chair?

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Old 06-28-2009, 07:35 AM   #2
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I dont know how to answer that, When I am cutting something very intricate I like to have my face closer to the saw. If I am cutting for production I like to have the saw table at waist height.
My saw is at waist height when I stand. I use a stool when I need to get closer.
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That would all depend on each individual, and their comfort level.
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Hi, Bill. That is at your discresion. When you sit in the standard chair, just measure the height that you want the saw to be at. It's what is comfortable for you to work with. It's your decision ! Perk
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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I agree with the common consensus. The saw height would depend upon your own personal size and comfort level.

I am 6' 1" and keep my saw on the stand made specifically for the Dewalt. I keep the back legs of the stand at the maximum adjustable height. I sit on a Craftsman chair which is kind of like a barstool with a back. I find my posture pretty comfortable with casual scrolling. When working on something intricate like a detailed puzzle piece, I tend to lean closer and I feel added tension in my neck, but otherwise I'm comfortable.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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I agree...Personal preference..Yours may change after you try scrolling for awhile.
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I made a adjustable base for my 788. It moves up and down with a rv scissor jack. I mostly stand when cutting but find I don't have just one hight I like. I have it higher for real fine work and lower for other cuts. A couple of cranks to change the hight is easier on my neck than having to bend over.
I also have all my tools mounted higher and on mobile bases. My table saw I raised 7" and I find it works for me. I am 6' tall.
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