Scroll saw question.
I've got 2 scroll saws. But may want another. I've got a probably 20 year old Craftsman in the shop. Apparently they were changing models, so I got a $170 or so saw, new in the box, for $35. Pinned blades, which is perfect for what I use it for, still works great, not getting rid of it, but it is in the shop.
I want a saw I can use in a spare room, in the house. Swapped for a Delta 40-540 which is in the spare room now, and would be perfect... Except it will only take pinless blades. I do not want pinless blades, pin blades work so much better for what I do. So thinking of getting another saw, and getting rid of this.
A General International, 16", variable speed, can be had for $68 and change, with free shipping.
A Wen, 16", variable speed, can be had for $83 and change, with free shipping.
Both have 4 out of 5 stars ratings. I've never even seen ether, let alone tried one.
For the price I'd like to get a General International, but I'd never heard of them before. I have at least heard of the Wen, and it seems to be a good tool, so wouldn't mind paying a bit more for one.
So, I'd like opinions from people who have actually used them as to what they think of them. All want one for is close cutting my designs out, no fancy sawing, so don't need a expensive, top of the line saw, just something that works decent.
Found out that Amazon sells a conversion kit, for about $23 to convert 'most' saws to pinned, or pinless, blades. Asked if it would work for my Delta. Got a 'I think so' answer. That didn't cut it with me, want a yes or a no response.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.