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I've had a Dewalt scroll saw for 15 years. Everytime i think about using it, I can't find it. It's usually buried in or around something so I pass and use another tool.

I'm thinking if I build a stand I won't be able to load junk on top or bury it where I can't did it. I saw this stand. Any better options? Blade options as well. I'm out of blades..
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I saw this stand. Any better options? Blade options as well. I'm out of blades..
I really like that stand. All I would change would be no wheels. No help on blades, because about all I do with my scroll saw is to close cut to the line on my masters outline, so only use the coarsest cutting blades I can find.
 

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I like it too. Doesn't take much scrap either, but I dont do scroll work so I have to ask...I guess if it tilts up? Is that an advantage?
 

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I like that stand. It even has a small flat space on the bottom to load it up with sand bags. I'd also move the two triangular braces back a little further so you could put your feet on it. I'd also use larger casters with both swivel and wheel locks on it so you can get your toe in to press the lock lever. I really like the way the table pushes the cutting parts forward so they are more easily reached.
 

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I like Olson PGT blades, they cut well, are very consistent in how they cut, and don't break the bank. I have used Flying Dutchman spirals on occasion, they cut well, but I really don't do well using a spiral blade so I only use them when the project demands it.
 

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www.thewoodenteddybear.com is where I buy most of my scroll saw blades. The Flying Dutchman blades are always high quality, cut very well, and last longer than most other blades that I have tried. I usually buy in gross quantities for better prices, but they will let you mix bundles of several blade sizes and still get the gross pricing.

That is a pretty nice scroll saw stand, but you will likely be piling shorts against the front of it in a short time too. Those pockets/drawers on the front are going to catch more saw dust than anything else. I would leave them out of the design if it was me, because that's the direction that saw dust goes if you don't have a vacuum to collect it just below the table. I tend to sit on a stool when I'm cutting, that places my left knee where those pockets/drawers are located (between the front legs of my steel stand). You may find that a similar position works well for you, but those pockets/drawers will prevent you from doing this.

I would ditch the idea of casters as well. You don't want the saw moving around when you are using it. I have pinball machine feet on my scroll saws. They are long wobbly head type bolts so two nuts on the threads of each make adjustment for height relatively easy. The bolt head of these is a large round stamped piece with a dished bottom, so it will slide easily over slightly uneven floors without catching, but will not move unless the machine is pushed or dragged intentionally.

The Pinball Resource is the source for these pinball machine feet.
You want LEG2 or LEG3 farther down the page. A photo of them is there too. At $0.90 each plus shipping, you won't likely find a better foot for a scroll saw at this price. I keep some of these in stock in my shop, because I use them for other things too. Say Hi to Steve for me. He is a friend and former business partner of mine, but I get nothing out of any transaction that you make with him. I just think that pinball machine feet are perfect for scroll saw stands, and available at an incredibly good price from Steve.

I have seen quite a few DeWalt scroll saw stands go up for sale in the past year, and being just a steel frame, there is less surface to lean shorts against it with a steel frame, and it will cost you less in the long run to go with a used metal stand. It can be for a DeWalt, Porter Cable, Pegus, Excalibur, or Seyco saw and it should still fit your DeWalt since all of these saws are so similar. www.scrollsawvillage.com is where you will find all kinds of information about scroll saws. Come on over and have a look around. You may stay if you get more serious about scroll sawing.

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I cant get serious about scrollsawing. I have a lathe waiting for my attention for two years now.I'm more of a bigger project guy. My eyes arent what they use to be either..

I had a stand offered to me for just shipping but I passed. I dont think there is too much work on this stand.

Looks like this is a winner from what I'm reading. I've noticed adjustable backs on many...

Looks to me like you could add a catch on the front for DC.

I've about got the boat stripped and can pull it out and set the shop back up..
 

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I like it too. Doesn't take much scrap either, but I dont do scroll work so I have to ask...I guess if it tilts up? Is that an advantage?
I don't scroll work, never interested me, but my back insists on me sitting when I use the scroll saw, router, and some other tools; can't stand in one spot, for more than a minute, or less. The tilted top is a definite advantage for me, because I can see what, and where, I am sawing, much easier, which makes it easier on my back too. Don't know if it would be an advantage to someone standing, guess personal choice. Looks like it would be simple enough to make it so the saw would tilt, or lie flat.
 

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Sanded the boat today and striped everything out of the inside. Know I can push it outside. Maybe the scroll sand I'll make first. Other projects will be sad but I think they'll get over it...

Tempted to do it out of solid wood...

I'm gonna try and figure 4"dust collection on it incase I get serious...
 

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Nice stand. That should make it easier to use. I can’t help with blades because I use mostly spirals and nobody seems to like those.
 

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Well I stripped the boat down , removed wires, seats , carpet and anything attached to the inside. I've got to a waterpump on my pickup and then I can have the shop back. My shop gets smaller everyday..
 

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Seems to me if a woodworker could make a few of these cheap enough he/she could put a couple I nthe local yard sale.

I think I may pattern it out and see what happens. Make one , make three...
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What's a good height, table to floor if your sitting ?

Table height 30"?
I would say it depends on the individual's height, and the height he/she is comfortable with.

An example. About every cane site on the web tells you that the proper cane length for a 6' tall man is 36'". I am 5'7" tall, and my test cane is 37" tall. I am not satisfied with that height. After a lot of testing, my next cane will be an inch or so over 40", but definitely not less than 40". I'm thinking if I want more height, I may well make a staff for testing. So, you see, I believe that each person would need to set the height they feel comfortable using.
 

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It's called average. Standing is 36" sitting could be 30".

Simple answer what is "average" height of the scrollsaw table..
 

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You don't need a 4" vacuum line to collect the saw dust from a scroll saw. The tiny teeth on a scroll saw blade don't make much sawdust. It's also very small. I have a repurposed central vacuum unit with a Dust Deputy connected ahead of it. The repurposed 1 1/4? " hose that came with the central vac unit is all I use. I used a tyrap to secure it to the lower blade guard of my DeWalt saw so it is near the bottom end of the saw stroke. It catches just about all of the saw dust coming from the lower end of the blade. I have not yet come up with a good way of collecting saw dust from above the table. Any repurposed home canister vac should work as good as what I have, but you will be emptying it frequently if you don't put a Dust Deputy ahead of it.

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Thx CharleyL... I figure once the stand is started I can look at DC on the unit. I figure If I make a stand it might start getting some attension.....

I seen where a Dewalt stand and scroll saw were $600... not exactly cheap..
 

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Looks like I'm going to have to figure out a stand that is adjustable in the front as well as back...

I've got a swivel seat I'd like to involve as well...
 

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I have not yet come up with a good way of collecting saw dust from above the table.
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It was recommended to me, to make a "tray' under the top, going out the sides a bit, so the sawdust from the top of the saw will vibrate over the edge, to be caught by the tray. And a vacuum of some sort be hooked up to the tray. Not tried it myself, but don't see why that wouldn't work. Especially if the saw was tilted a bit.
 
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