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11-09-2018 05:36 PM

All,

I’ve got a buddy in Uganda. She is looking for a small scroll saw. Because of her location, she needs it to be ran off of 220v.

She has a friend that is bringing a lot of stuff at the end of the month from the states. This scroll saw would be one of those items.

You guys know of any options for one of those all in one units that can be run off of 220?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built


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#1 posted 11-09-2018 05:47 PM

Aren’t most European households run on 220? I would think the European market would be the place to look.

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https://www.amazon.com/Infinitely-Variable-Woodworking-220-240v-Electric/dp/B01LY7P9CG

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#2 posted 11-09-2018 05:53 PM

Yeah, I saw that one. $1200 is exponentially more than I can swing. Hoping for something in sub $300 range.

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#3 posted 11-09-2018 06:01 PM

Hmm… maybe she could use a manual saw like a chevalet that needs no power? Expensive to buy, but it could be made fairly cheap.

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#4 posted 11-09-2018 06:04 PM

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#5 posted 11-09-2018 06:09 PM

Interesting, Tony. This might be the cheapest route.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 11-09-2018 10:07 PM

Does it need to be new or particularly lightweight? Old iron (which you already know plenty about) could have a belt drive motor that likely would take 120V or 240V.

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#7 posted 11-09-2018 10:16 PM

Check out amazon UK scrall saws.

However, not all of them will ship internationally…
I am using one with step down transformer…

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#8 posted 11-09-2018 11:05 PM



Does it need to be new or particularly lightweight? Old iron (which you already know plenty about) could have a belt drive motor that likely would take 120V or 240V.

- bigblockyeti

Yeah, you know me. Old and heavy is always where my mind goes. But this is being muled in luggage.


Check out amazon UK scrall saws.

However, not all of them will ship internationally…
I am using one with step down transformer…

- torus

Cool. I’ll check it out. Thanks!

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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