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Dave's Workshop #13: I'm Getting a Scroll Saw!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-08-2016 10:51 PM 990 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For some time I’ve thought of trying to use one of my spare jig saws to create a scroll saw. I’ve obviously not been in any great hurry to do this. However, a Do It Yourselfer friend mentioned to me some time ago that he had a scroll saw he wanted to get rid of because he never used it. He mentioned it again recently so I asked him what he’s take for it. He said $20, so I sealed the deal. He didn’t give me the model number, but said it was an older saw and was a Dremel with 2 speeds. Looking around, I think the only Dremel scroll saw that matches is the 1671. [EDIT] It’s a 1672, the difference being that the 1672 has a quick release tension knob Yahoo!

There’s not a lot of info out there on this, but the little I found sounds encouraging. My friend has the manual, but it’s also available online. I think this will make a good addition to my arsenal of tools. I am curious though as to how much it sold for when it was new. From the manual, it may date from 1994.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 01-09-2016 11:05 PM

Adding pictures. I just got this from my friend today. Turns out it’s a 1672, not 1671. The difference seems to be that it has a quick release blade tension clamp!

A look at the connection between the arm and mortor.

This is the only listing I found to get an idea of how much this saw cost when new [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 01:13 AM

That was a real bargain! I have one that is very similar to that one and I think I paid a little over $200.

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 02:55 AM



That was a real bargain! I have one that is very similar to that one and I think I paid a little over $200.

- CharlieK

Looking at how mine is built, believe it. The table is cast aluminum, not stamped. I’m very happy with it, even though I haven’t cut with it yet. I have faith. I even spent some time locating the adapters for pinless blades (at the price wanted to pay). All I need is to find out what size hex T-wrench I need and get one. This should be fun.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 03:54 AM

Dave,

It seems you made a good investment. Now have fun!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 01-10-2016 07:27 AM

Congratulations, Dave! Lots of great scrollsaw patterns out there. Fellow LJs, Steve Good (most are free) and Sheila Landry (she changes out a different free pattern every so often) sites come to mind. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 01-10-2016 12:22 PM



Congratulations, Dave! Lots of great scrollsaw patterns out there. Fellow LJs, Steve Good (most are free) and Sheila Landry s (she changes out a different free pattern every so often) sites come to mind. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

- CFrye

I could make At Home America type stuff in Esperanto!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 02:03 PM


Congratulations, Dave! Lots of great scrollsaw patterns out there. Fellow LJs, Steve Good (most are free) and Sheila Landry s (she changes out a different free pattern every so often) sites come to mind. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

- CFrye

I could make At Home America type stuff in Esperanto!

- Dave Rutan


Yes, you could!

-- God bless, Candy

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