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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there.
Any thoughts about what type of scrollsaw for my need. About power, tpi, blade atatchement type, speed of the blade,etc.
Bonejewlery(?) size of a matchbox or smaler.
Price from 100 (130$). For continous use. I'd rather not wait for the engine to cool down...
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Hi there.
Any thoughts about what type of scrollsaw for my need. About power, tpi, blade atatchement type, speed of the blade,etc.
Bonejewlery(?) size of a matchbox or smaler.
Price from 100 (130$). For continous use. I'd rather not wait for the engine to cool down...
As for type, they're all basically the same type, aren't they? If you mean model, I definitely wouldn't get the cheapest model out there, but my wants/needs don't call for a really expensive one either. Oh, I definitely would stay away from a pressed steel table model, mine is machined aluminum I believe; MUCH better. I got a modest priced one years ago, it'll take pin or pinless blades. Dunno the HP, but it's not a lot, 1/3d I think. For continuous use I'd probably want more power, but I've had no issues with mine. I use pin blades only, as most of my cutting with it are straight, or, usually, gentle curves. Works just as I want. If you're going to do a lot of tight curves, and small cuts, I've been given to understand that the pinless blades are what you want; I've got some, but they're a pain to put in for me, so I stick with pin blades. My TPI is rather coarse, for delicate cuts you want fine TPI. I could get by just fine with a fine tooth blade, but it would take longer to cut, and the coarse blades I use cut faster, and give a nice smooth cut, so that's what I use.

I probably wasn't a lot of help on this, but maybe gave you a few things to think about.

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Just curious, Esko; what's actually available in Finland? (Scrollsaw brands I mean.)
Are there tools, perhaps from Finland itself, that aren't being sold in N. America?
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You know Theo. To one who hasn't used the machine those are the first most important infos you must get to understand what is the general idea. After basics there is allweys the special info and I'm interested in all the available info.
You put a hard one Dan. Only good labels I know of is geman proxxon and Delta. Does Delta existe anymore?
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The label still does, Esko. Who actually builds the machinery is anybody's' guess.
Probably multiple factories in China. I've got a bunch of Delta tools; they better not go under!
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Soon they will be in need... : (
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Say Dan, if I try to find some delta alternatives here what would be the... the model? I'm
very pleaced in my delta mitersaw and I would like to fill my shop with them. Not with mitresaws though but Delta wwm
Some years ago it seamed happend that delta's desapeared from the market and instead you could buy machines that looked abit the same but were labeld Fox. By curiosity I checked ones them in a store. They were wobbeling so you could have lead them to the floor for a jive or a twist...
Ofcourse there is allways the possibility to get it from the 2nd hand market in the usa.
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Esko, you're asking the wrong guy! I do a bit of comparison shopping, make my choice and then live with it. Doin' the 'could of...would of...should of dance' just isn't productive.
There are a lot of members here who are really knowledgeable about brand background and specs. Is there a specific Delta tool you need info on? Keep in mind that catalogue numbers may well vary from country to country.
With Finland's long history of quality manufacturing, and Gov't participation (ownership), I'm a bit surprised that you don't have a thriving tool manufacturing sector! If you guys made tools like you make tires and cellphones, I'd be a huge fan.
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I have Delta, it's a good one, if I needed another I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
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Well maby it is so that i'm climbing to the tree with my lower end first, or how do you say it.
I just thought that the number of the different Delta models on the market can't be that high. Obviously I was wriong.
Nice to hear that you are content with your saw, Marvin. What type of work do you do with it? Does the manufacturer say anything about runningtime?
The Finnish woodworking tools I know or remember of is
-Mirka (verygood sanding paper. Both hobby and pro quality.)
-Fiskars (garden tools)
-Ponsse (wood harvester???) check internet.
-Papermill
We had good tool manufacturer but not anymore.
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