|Review by Raymond||posted 10-06-2009 04:27 AM||20637 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
The other day I went to use my trusty Wilton Scroll Saw, went to turn it on and nothing…After checking the usual. Yes it was plugged iin. My nose told me something was wrong. There was that smell we all know, the smell of a burnt controller board. And yes it was toast. So off to Menards to get a replacement one. When what do I see but this Masterforce 18” Scroll Saw. So after poking and prodding it I load up my cart and off to home I go. The saw seams built very rugged it’s an 18” saw, 2” depth of cut variable speed with a left and right tilting table. Tilting is done by rotating a knob that engages a gear, there is a lock handle once the desired angle is set. The motor is a 2 amp 120 v ac motor, with an accessory shaft that can be used either hand held or placed in the accessory table giving the tool the ability to do routing or sanding. The accessory tool is a flexiable shaft tool with a 1/4chuck. Speed range on the accessory tool is 1100 to 4500 rpm, and blade speed is 400 to 1600 spm. Blade stroke is 3/4 inch. The saw is complete with buiilt in blower not a cheep hose but a flexible ball socket tubing, with an LED light built into to blower tube so the light is placed right on the cut. My first impression of the saw is impressive, time will tell as I put it though it’s paces. Price was 159.99 on sale regulary 199.99. It has an outstanding 5 year warentee if it breaks take it back to Menards with your reciept and walk out with a new one.
Looks like a winner to me
I’ll keep you posted