Base Stand or Cabinet Options for Scroll Saw

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Forum topic by jimintx posted 09-06-2018 12:53 AM 255 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2018 12:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw stand base cabinet storage

I am posting this to get some ideas about how others have their scroll saw set up and mounted, or maybe not mounted. I’ll provide a little background on why I am asking:
- My scroll saw is an older Dewalt 788-type 1. When I bought it new, the standard, Dewalt tripod stand was included in the deal.
- Now, after many years, I am doing some shop rearrangement and am thinking I might do something different with this tool.
- It does a great job for me, but I am not a serious scroll saw user. I might run it only 15 minutes or so, for one or two projects, in a typical month.

I think I might make a cabinet base with casters for it. But I also think I could use it as a bench top tool that sits on a shelf most of the time. When I need it I could pull it out and use it on top of several different surfaces. I have counters and work benches as options, as well as a large table saw extension table that I don’t need, and a router table.

I look forward to seeing what others do with their scroller, and of course I would enjoy seeing pictures.
Thank you,

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#1 posted 09-06-2018 03:27 AM

Having used a lot of scrollers on a lot of tables, working surfaces. I would use that DeWalley stand with the tilt. It allows me to sit on a bar stool for hours and saw away. I wouldn’t think you need to buy one, a 4 legged design, flat storage below, and the tilt top would be very easy to duplicate, and using 2x material, and plywood it couldn’t cost more that 30 bux.

Based on something like this.

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#2 posted 09-07-2018 02:04 AM

For my DeWalt Scroll Saw I’ve built cabinets into my stand and then built a mobile base for it so it could be easily moved around the shop.

Cabinets provide a place to store saw blades.

Mobile base makes it more stable and also provides a place for a foot switch to turn it off and on. I’ve heard those switches go bad due to the amount of times it is turned off and on. The foot switch saves the wear and tear on the scroll saw switch.

Works great.

BTW … if you’ve got a scrap bin like mine, all these modifications can be made for free.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 09-08-2018 07:18 AM

I keep my scroll saw free on one of the side work benches. It’s between my miter saw and the 80” edge sander. I slide it side ways against the wall when not in use. Then slide it forward when I need it. I do clamp the front of the scroll saw to the work bench if using for any period of time. pull up my stool and saw away. There is 2 overhead lights right there, so lighting is not issue.

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