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post #21 of 23 Old 01-25-2018, 12:28 PM
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As someone who has just started working with the scroll saw, I can already tell you, pinless or a saw with an adapter is the way to go! I have done a few things so far and my machine only takes the pinned blades. Well, recently I was going to cut a trivet for my Better 9/10ths and could not complete it because some of the interior cuts were smaller than my blades could go through because of the pins. An adapter fixed that and, since my saw was only $15, the adapter cost was worth it.
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Yep, that's it. I ordered mine from the Home Depot website.

Like I said, I don't have much to compare it to, but as a new user to a scroll saw, here are the things that stick out to me...

First, considering it's a fairly light weight saw, it didn't move around too much when I was using it. As a matter of fact, I would go as far as to say that I didn't notice it moving at all. The hokey little air pump to blow the sawdust actually works pretty good once you get it adjusted. I had some trouble with the light. It's plenty bright enough, but always seemed to leave a shadow. As for the blade access, replacing the pinned blades is a snap. I don't know how other saws hold the pinless blades, but this one uses two "clamps" that have a set screw to hold the blades. It's not hard to set up, but it is a little time consuming and I can see where it would get annoying if you were cutting something where you had to continually pull the blade to go from one hole to the next.

All in all, I'm glad I bought it. It worked well for me, and I'm sure in the hands of a more experienced user, it would do even better.
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Big thanks to @Ron_J for recommending the Wen which is what I bought.

For the beginner not sure how to proceed, this unit is both affordable and easy to use and setup!

Thanks again @Ron_J - good call!
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