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Ryobi 16" Scrollsaw #SC164VS

Average reader rating
3.4
out of 5
Brand:
Ryobi
Model:
SC164VS
Price:
$119

Description

Smooth, nearly vibration-free cutting
Easily adjustable blade tensioning device
Variable speeds from 400-1600 SPM for use in a variety of materials
Toolless blade change uses pin and plain-end blades
Cast iron base reduces vibration
AccuClear® sawdust blower keeps cutting line clear

Input: 120V AC, 1.2 Amps
Blade Length: 5"
Throat Size: 16"
SPM: 400-1,600 (no load speeds)
Weight: 28 lbs.

Reader Reviews

Get what you pay for

Review Summary

I have this for a year now and recently started getting into more intricate work where pin less blades are required. You have to screw the clamps down so tight they start to strip out after a short time. Replacements are available threw the internet, but when this unit has any kind of other failure I will trash it. Did not realize how valuable a built in light is, and this does not have one. Just not a machine for anyone above beginner.

Detailed Ratings

2.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

2

Ease of Use

2

Value

1

Great Scroll Saw for the price!

Review Summary

If you are thinking about starting to create projects that need a scroll saw, this is a very in-expensive way to try out scrolling. The price jump to get a better scroll saw is about 3 to 4 times more expensive than this one. I have been using it since 2013 and have found it to do everything I needed to do. I just paid $500+ for a Dewalt scroll saw only because I am getting too old to adjust the blade tension on this Ryobi.
The knob is just too difficult to tighten/un-tighten multiple times an hour with my old wrists. I use a lot of 1-1/2" thick MDF for steam bending fixtures. The clamp holes are cut using this scroll saw because they are inside hole cuts. This scroll saw has always performed perfectly with the dust port extracting most of the MDF dust. The quick change pinned knobs are easy to work with and release the blade quickly , so I can get to the next hole. I have never had any parts break or any other failures with this scroll saw. This scroll saw has worked flawlessly for me. Yes, there is no light, but LED work lights are easy to come by and easy to attach. Spend $20 and get an LED work light that you can move from work station to work station, instead of one LED work light dedicated to one work station. The table tilt works well and the hold down clamp functions like it is suppose to. Great Scroll Saw for the price.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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