I will be getting the Jet 1014 Mini Wood Lathe to turn bowls, vases, boxes,
And I need a saw to prepare the blanks as much as possible.
I have narrowed it down to 2 types that I (a newbie) gather could do the
The choices are based on available space and budget.
1) Delta - 9" Bench Top Band Saw - BS100
1/3 HP Motor, 115v
Throat Depth: 9", 3 3/4" under guide.
Table: 11 3/8" x 11 3/8" . Tilts 45 Degrees Right, 3 Degrees Left.
Blade: 59 1/2". 1/8" Minimun, 3/8" Maximun
33 Lbs - $149.00
2) Delta - 16" Variable Speed Scroll Saw - SS250
2 Amp, 115v
Speeds: 400 to 1800 RPM
Table: 11 3/4" Diameter, Tilts 45 Degrees Left
Blade: 5", 2" maximun thickness.
47 lbs - $149.00
Now I know the band saw is probably the better tool for the job but I have
searched around and it gets pretty negative reviews all round.
The ones that are recommended are either to large for the limited space I
have or more than I want to spend.
So, I was wondering if the scroll saw, which gets all round good reviews,
would suit my needs just as well.
I plan on getting most of the wood in rounds or in squares, rectangles,
etc... in 1/2" to 2" thicknesses, so I don't think I need a "lot of saw" to
prepare the blanks. Just cutting boards into squares and then rounding them
out. I was planning on gluing blanks together to get the desired thicknesses
for vases, etc... when I need the blanks to be thicker.
I like the idea of mixing different kinds of woods together.
So, would the scroll saw be appropriate?
Or am I barking up the wrong tree (no pun intended) ? LOL!