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Craftsman  5'' Scroll Saw (21609)

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Dimensions:
Width (in.): 18
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year
Item Weight (lbs.): 35.5 lbs.
Package Contents: Worklight, Blade, Dust Blower
Style: Bench
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Blade Stroke Length: 7/8 in.

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The 5-Inch Scroll Saw Delivers Excellent Control for All Your Scrolling Projects

The Craftsman 5" scroll saw brings you superior cutting control with an on-off foot pedal that keeps your hands free for your work. The saw features a deep 18-inch throat, which allows you maximum versatility in all your large scrolling work projects. Incredible speed of 0 - 1700 variable strokes per minute easily cuts many materials. Working simultaneously, the integrated blower and the direct-light work light with blower keeps you path clear and your cuts accurate.

This 5-Inch Scroll Saw packs a rapid tooless blade change that not only makes swapping out broken blades easy but changing TPI fast and simple, as well. Equipped to utilize both plain and pin-end scroll blades, it's versatile, while equipped with on-board blade storage, it keeps everything you need within reach.

  • The Craftsman 5" scroll saw is ready to work with you on your next scrolling project, large or small
  • You will appreciate the on-off ft. pedal that keeps you in control as you cut
  • The deep 18 in. throat lets you work on larger projects with ease
  • Cut all types of materials with the variable speed, which offers 0 - 1700 strokes per minute capability
  • This saw offers a toolless blade change, which keeps down time low, along with a removable throat plate to make blade changing easier
  • Both plain and pin-end scroll saw blades can be used
  • Tow pin and three plain-end blades and handy on-board blade storage are included

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Added on February 16, 2009

 

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19 Reviewers (58.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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BER70
Nov 8 , 2007
18"
I picked up this saw over the weekend and immediately jumped into some projects that were stacking up. I first ran the saw though 5 ply 1/2" and it ran perfect. I have also scrolled 2 pieces stacked of 4 ply 3/8" with no problems. The saw stays pretty steady around the 1500ish range, adjust above that and vibration becomes a problem. I have made three blade changes so far and no problems noted there. All in all this beats my old 16" dremel scroll saw. The foot pedal is a nice little extra. I only marked it down in performance since it does have the vibration in the upper speed ranges, but if you stay below 1500 all is good. I am happy with this purchase.
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Anonymous
Aug 1 , 2008
Okay for a starter
On off switch integrated into speed controll is odd and difficult to use. Foot pedal is a hold down to power the saw, would be easier if it was a push to kill. The lower clamp assembly doesn't hold small blades and the tension slips a lot during cutting resulting in a lot of slewed cuts and broken blades. My wife tore up the plastic throat plate the first day because of the blade slip. The plates are available for $2 on the parts website and $7 for shipping... Cuts fine with larger precision ground blades (really tighened in the clamps and tension set tight). Will probably trade up to the brand that my local woodshop uses early next year. This is the second Craftsman dissapointment this year. Not impressed with the quality of the product line lately.
 

DrTim

Anacortes, WA

Jan 8 , 2013
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Near Professional Results at Half the Price

<span>I bought the Craftsman 18 inch scroll saw to make bowls using a special technique.  As such, I did not want to invest a lot of money on a piece of equipment that I didn't plan to use very much.  The bowls turned out great, so I started experimenting with other scrollsaw patterns and techniques.  Despite advice from others that I would eventually need to get a better saw, I just kept going with my Craftsman, and it never let me down.  I may eventually buy an Excalibur or one of the high price rigs, but for now, I see no reason to do it.  This unit works equally well with pin-less or pin-end blades.  It cuts very well and does nice fretwork.  The light and dust blowing system are great. The only recommendation that I would suggest is that Craftsman re-design the table so that it can tilt in both directions (it currently only tilts one direction).  This is not a problem, because you can overcome the difference by simply turning your wood the opposite direction.  I have owned this particular scroll saw for over 2 years.  It has been a long time since I have been this pleased with a tool investment. Sincerely, Tim</span>

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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popsson

Bay Shore, NY

Aug 24 , 2012
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very pleased, 4 wrench's cause I'm not an expert, 5 if i was

allright, i'm not a professional. i've never owned a scroll saw. i have nothing to compare it to, BUT, that's the beauty of it, once i got it started, I can't stop! My first test was cutting out the lettering from a home depot paint stirrer/ stirring stick with a spiral blade. the word "depot" was the length of my thumbnail, the height of the lettering was no bigger than the width of an ink tube from your standard Bic Pen. Awesome! I mean what precision! And I'm a beginner, was my 1st project!  Hardest part was understanding where the blade goes, instructions were not very clear and could have been written better with a microdiagram showing exactly where the blade goes, but I figured it out...HINT... It loads in the front, not in what appears to be a hole. Remember that this saw takes the type of blades that are either straight or have the posts, so if you see the lip that holds the posts, then that's where you load your straight blade. I'm very satisfied... pay attention to the BLADE package as this determines the speed of the saw... spiral blades like I use do not work well at higher speeds and the package clearly states 500-1000 RPM. So even though the saw is CAPABLE of going faster, the blade is not designed to. Recommended


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tomglow9

Bristol, TN

May 10 , 2012
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scroll saw

So easy to swap blades no tools needed,work light is east to adjust. Good value.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WoodPro

Jerome, ID

Apr 5 , 2012
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I hope history repeates itself.

About thirty years ago, I purchased an eighteen inch, craftsman scroll saw which has given me great service all these many years. Alas, the motor died and can't be replaced. This new one (Model # 315.216090) appears to be even better, but is missing two parts. The #180402030 clamp and the #180308000 thwart plate as well as the manual. Can't wait to test drive this new model but need the missing parts. Who do I call? Help!


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DickCook

Jay, Maine

Feb 27 , 2012
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Scroll Saw Model #21609 with light & dust blower Great Tool

I have had my saw for 4or5 months now & have but at least 200 hours on it . The toolless blade change is great. The blower & light help to stay on your lines . I have not found excessive vibration from the unite. I would recomend this saw as a good value for the price. The foot switch is very handy & you can shut the saw down quick if you do break a blade.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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stipes

Richmond, KY

Feb 6 , 2012
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Great first scroll saw...

I looked for sometime to find a decent scroll saw to find out for myself if I would enjoy this hobby or not. Now folks, this isnt a high end saw that you have to spend big bucks on , but a nice little saw for to enjoy if you just do scrolling in your spare time.

   I never had any issues with the blade clamps on this saw, the thumb wheel to tighten the blades, well I gave it just a little more with some neddle nose cause my grip isnt as strong as it used to be.. I been always using Bosch 2/0 blades..If you keep the tension tight on this saw you wont break any blades..

    The vibration.  On my saw it isnt bolted down just sitting on a table on my work shop. I keep it around 1500 rpm's and have a work light sitting beside it and thats better than the light that comes in the blow tube. 1500 rpm is pretty fast to me with cutting with a 2/0 blade and solid wood....

   I really put this saw to the test for how good it cuts,,and folks you take your time and really learn this saw you can make alot of nice projects with it.....It's not a high end production saw but you can make some really nice things with it....It is a good saw to find out if you can enjoy this hobbie....

   

  

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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chuckac01

Shawnee, OK

May 18 , 2011
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It was not what I expected, It does a good job.

I have always bought sears tools, I purchaced the same scrool saw a few years back and it was built better, I thought it would have a steel cutting table, Changing the blade was much eaiser. Now about the saw I bought a week or so ago, As always sears put's good quality in thier products, The scrool saw performs very good.

I purchaced this saw to cut out christmas ornaments and other projects,as of this writting I am useing 1/8" lamented wood which is about as hard as bass wood and I have had no problems, It works very well and I would recommend it for any scrool work, I cut a piece of 1" treeted wood I had no problem with that. If you want a good tool I would suggest always buy Craftsman.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LeeCoake

Henderson, NV

Dec 6 , 2010
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works fantastic

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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turbo1zz

Port Orchard, WA

Oct 11 , 2010
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Save up for better

I am kind of surprised at all the good reviews this scroll saw has received. This saw in a nut shell is garbage. If you have never owned a scroll saw before then it might be fine to start on if you don't have the money to buy something better but if you can wait, I would save up the money and buy something else. This scroll saw is poorly built and will vibrate your work bench to pieces at any setting above 1000. Do yourself the favor and spend a little more for a better machine and you will not be dissapointed.


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Halestorm

Knoxville, TN

Jun 4 , 2010
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Craftsman 18 inch scroll saw

May 2010, well i just got this saw about a week ago and im very happy with it,i have cut pretty much every thing and blade changes are a snap.I had a little problem with vibration so i looked at how the base was made, simple i made a stand and mounted it to it and this was the ticket i can now run any speed with little to no vibration, however i have been unable to find a craftmans stand or rail jig for it and the holes are in the base for a jig.If you have any vibration try bolting the saw down with the 3 holes it has, i also used 3 rubber boots bellow the saw to keep it level on the stand.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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