The scroll saw is the tool you need to cut small wooden elements. Also useful for plywood cutting, it will be very useful for making various precision jobs. If you are looking for a machine that can do these things, you do not have to look elsewhere.
In this buying guide, we have selected the best models through this comparison and we explain how to choose your scroll saw.
If you are looking for the reference in the field of the scroll saw, then it is on the side of the Proxxon DSH that we must turn. This is the powerful machine of our comparative with a two-speed 205 W motor. Indeed, it is possible to adjust the cutting speed to 900 or 1400 revolutions/min as needed.
It is able to cut 50 mm thick wood, 30 mm plastic or 10 mm non-ferrous metal, which makes it very versatile. The suction system ensures a very clean job and the table can be tilted to 45° to make miter cuts.
Dremel Moto-saw MS20-1/5 2-in-1
If you are looking for a different brand of scroll saw with good value for money, the Dremel Moto-Saw will meet your expectations. Despite its power of 70 W, it allows precision cuts in the most diverse materials thanks to its speed of 1500 to 2250 rpm. Its compact design gives it increased maneuverability for more precision.
The Dremel Moto-Saw is especially different from other scroll saws by the possibility of being used in stationary mode or in a portable way being detachable from its base. Delivered with its storage box, it also has 5 blades that will adapt according to the materials to be cut.
Einhell TC-SS 405 E
The Einhell TC-SS 405 E is a good alternative at a decent price as you can see in our test. The German brand offers here a scroll saw with a power of 120 W to drive its blade at a speed of 400 to 1600 rpm. Its rather massive structure ensures a very good stability and to be precise in its work. Like the Proxxon, its worktable can be tilted at 45° for miter cuts. We also appreciate its clamping system for a rather easy and quick change of blades, many of which are directly supplied with the machine.
Proxxon DS 230/E
With the Proxxon DS 230/E, the Luxemburgish brand shows once again that it remains the benchmark in scroll saws. More compact and less powerful than its predecessor, this machine is primarily intended for precision work such as modeling or cutting small wooden parts.
Indeed, this scroll saw is equipped with a motor with a power of 85 W and allows a regulation of the speed of 150 to 2500 rpm. With an adjustable head in 3 different positions, it allows a more precise work while improving the life of the blades. Finally, this machine is a pleasure to use with a weight of only 2 kg and a very quiet engine.
Why use a scroll saw?
The scroll saw is a tool that plays an important role in the field of carpentry. Before going further, it is first necessary to provide a theoretical notion about the operation of this machine. Note that the songs form the sides of the panels. Hence the need to use the scroll saw in the case where one would have to make small curved parts, such as the backs of the chairs or even decorative pieces.
This saw can also be used in cabinet making, marquetry and violin making. Model enthusiasts are also among its main users. For any need to make a curvilinear cut, the scroll saw is the perfect tool.