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post #1 of 2 Old 12-31-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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New Scroll Saw Setup

In my old shop, I had the 16" Delta variable speed scroll saw mounted on a riser box that fit into my big WorkMate. It worked OK, but the WorkMate didn't have the mass to handle the vibration well, even with a few bags of play sand for ballast. The new shop has a 12' long by 30" wide work bench. The bench weighs around 250 pounds with a 3" thick top, and is bonded to the concrete walls and floor of the shop. This mass (how much does a house weigh?) should stifle any vibration from this mid priced saw. I mounted the saw on a cast off file cabinet top by installing four threaded inserts into the top and securing the saw with four 1/4x20 bolts on rubber washers between the saw and the base. This assembly gets clamped to the work bench with clamps and the vise. The saw table ended up 47" from the floor, which I think is a good height for delicate work. When not in use, the saw and its base will store in the soon to be built cabinet for the 13" thickness planer.

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post #2 of 2 Old 12-31-2017, 07:34 PM
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Looks like the setup should serve you well. Nice job. Good luck with the scrolling.

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