Grizzly G0536 - 16" Variable-Speed Scroll Saw
click to zoom
Need it by Tue. Feb 16th?
Just order by 2:00 PM PST tomorrow and choose expedited shipping during checkout.
- Motor: 1/5 HP, 110V, single-phase, 1.4 Amp, 60 Hz, variable speed (540 to 1885 SPM)
- Maximum cutting height: 2-1/8" @ 90°, 1" @ 45°
- Cast iron base
- Cast iron table tilts from 0° to 45°
- Throat size: 16"
- Takes 5" pin type blades
- Easy to adjust blade tension knob
- Built in air nozzle to clear sawdust
- Safety switch with key
- Clear plastic blade guard is easily adjustable
- No tools needed to change blade
- Approximate shipping weight is 35 lbs.
2 Customer Reviews (3 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
This scroll saw is not only priced cheap but made even cheaper. The blade tension adjustment knob is hard to access and the components of the the adjustment rod are both designed and made from lightweight material. The thin piece of metal which is supposed to hold the adjustment wedge in position is so light-weight that the wedge is able to move out of it's position and makes the tightening of the blade impossible.
I will be returning this saw to the Springfield, Missouri store and hope to receive a full refund which will be applied to a saw with high ratings and probably a higher price.
The staff at the Springfield store have always been very gracious whenever there has been a problem with any tools and I am hoping that is the case this time also.
I was disappointed to see a negative review while I was in the process of recommending this saw to a friend.
I use a single-speed version of this saw for professional prototyping, and in some ways I prefer it to my $500 Delta.
When I want it to be, it's portable at 35 pounds.
To minimize vibration, I clamp it to my workbench when in use.
Unlike a number of scroll saws in this price range, the table is cast iron and NOT aluminum. In the constant battle against vibration, a big chunk of cast iron is your friend.
I use the saw sideways, with the blade-tensioning knob to my right. The blade can be mounted for both from-the-front and from-the-side use.
The blade hole is too large for my purposes -- little things get caught in it -- so I remedied that situation by applying a 1/4"-thick piece of marker board (Home Depot) to the top with a small hole in the middle. That gives me a slick working surface and acts as a zero-clearance insert.
Bottom line: I highly recommend the saw except for extremely intricate fretwork.