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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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I am from UK and a new scroller. I want some advice which may seem very basic to you experts out there.
I have been producing jigsaws from 3mm ply and using a hand held saw using a Bahco blade 302-51w-12p for best results.
I am now looking for a basic scroll saw and want to achieve the same fine tolerances that I have achieved by hand.
What would you recommend at an entry level, both machine and blades.
In anticipation of being overwhelmed with advice Thank you John (GBMAPCO)

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Well, I would suggest you do a little reading on the various threads here, the topic of a good entry level scrollsaw comes up very often. Where you are also dictates the availability of some of these saws. The Hitachi brand scroll saw is thought to be a really good entry level saw, and one of the the Dremel models were good too. First let the saw availability for you narrow down your choices, then, get the most you can afford. You do need one that will take pinless blades, and a toolfree blade change is best. Variable speed and little vibration are also needed, and user friendly controls...controls where they are easy to get to for the operator. So, I guess that probably didnt help you much, but its a start. As for blades, I would get some superior puzzle blades (FD-SP) from Mike's Workshop selling Flying Dutchman brand fret and scrollsaw blades .
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Hi Dale
Thank you for your reply much appreciated
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You could also ask your question on this forum:
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Get 1 that takes pinless blades,variable speed,tooless blade holders and up front controls.Another vote for Mikes FD blades.Tony
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All I can say, is, take your time finding a saw that will live up to your expectations. You already have some very good advice, so, learn all you can. If nothing else, try to get the most quality saw that you can afford. Like I said, take your time. Good Luck
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