Welcome to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board, an online scroll saw forum community where you can join thousands of scrollers from around the world discussing all things related to Scrolling. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account.
As a registered member you will be able to:
* Browse over 200,000 posts.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|06-28-2009, 07:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Highlands of Scotland
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
At what hight would be the best for the scroll saw if sat in a standard chair?
|06-28-2009, 08:35 AM||#2|
Moderator CUT IT OUT
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada
Blog Entries: 13
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
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.
"proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21
|06-28-2009, 09:57 AM||#3|
That would all depend on each individual, and their comfort level.
Dale w/ yella saws
|06-28-2009, 01:24 PM||#4|
Just Goofy !
Join Date: Mar 2007
Thanked 59 Times in 58 Posts
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
|07-02-2009, 09:07 PM||#5|
Puzzle Making Muggle
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hogwarts (the House Elves kind of dig me)
Blog Entries: 5
Thanked 295 Times in 239 Posts
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.
Come visit at The Ferguson Puzzle Company !
|07-02-2009, 09:16 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Aumsville, Oregon
Thanked 1,011 Times in 697 Posts
I agree...Personal preference..Yours may change after you try scrolling for awhile.
What works today may not in the future....
"Still Montana Mike"
There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness.”
As You Slide Down the Banister of Life, Pray That All The Splinters Are Pointed The Other Way...
"Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC
|07-08-2009, 02:43 AM||#7|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver Island, BC. Canada
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Alan and Rafi.
In our house, if you have to bend over to pet a dog it ain't a real dog!