|Review by ralbuck||posted 12-06-2012 02:22 AM||7010 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
This saw is a 1952 Craftsman magnetic scroll saw. It does not have a motor. It is an electromagnet that pulls and releases a spring steel plate that has the blade hook attached. It Has an upper spring steel arm holding the upper blade hook. It uses 5” pin end blades.
The capacity is limited to about 1/2 inch or less. The saw has been modified and is now a 20”. It started life as an 11 inch saw.
The modification was made when the saw was probably already 15+ years old.
I can highly recommend this saw for a beginner to learn on. Availabilty might be an issue though.
If I could go get a new one like it at a reasonable price; I would for my grand children to learn on.
I have run my fingers against a fine tooth blade in it , running, many times and not been cut. Blade movemnt is only about 1/8th inch and skin moves that much.
On the star scale of 5 it would get at least a 4+1/2.
I think the review may be due for it!
Yes; it still works, I used it yesterday!
-- just rjR