|Review by Handi75||posted 11-23-2008 04:29 AM||7752 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a New addition to Craftsman Scroll Saw Series.
The first one that I had, I’ve only used it twice, and if it wasn’t for the Replacement Warranty that I purchased just in case, I wouldn’t have this replacement now.
So far, this Version of their Scroll Saw has Held up very well. There are only a few complaints with it thou.
1. The table is a Little Small
2. The Table Tilt only tilts up to 45 Degree to the left Only, Not both left and right
3. It does not have a Lamp to help with visual for your Work piece
4. It does not have Quick release Capability, it uses a Hex Wrench to tighten and untighten the blade
5. The Blade Tension Adjustment is at the rear of the Machine.
6. No 0 Clearance inserts.
Other then these 6 complaints, it’s good for a beginner Scroller that’s just getting into the craft, it can be annoying thou at times, when you have to get your hex wrench out just to take the blade loose while you do Fretwork.
A quick fix that I came up with for that. Go to your Hardware Store and Purchase the same Thread count for a Thumb Screw or Wing nut Bolt, and replace the hex screw with a Thumb Screw, you converted it quickly to a Quick release.
This machine was only $130.00, which wasn’t a bad purchase, it has a Cast Iron Table also, the only other thing I don’t care much about the table, is there is about 1 1/2” by 1/2 Gap for the blade, Makes it hard to work on Fretwork with the Consistent Vibrations and all, So a quick fix with a Piece of Cardboard and some Packing Tape. Which also helps Make the Table Slicker for ease of piece movement along the table top.
This concludes my Review on this Piece of Fine Machinery, I hope this helps everyone that is looking to buy a Scroll Saw, especially the 16” Craftsman from Sears.