Scheppach Deco 405 scrollsaw archive
Friday 17 September 2010
Fred and Julie Byrne test the Scheppach Deco 405 scrollsaw
The scrollsaw is a much valued tool in any workshop. The cutting depth ranges from 1-50mm and it cuts many different materials with lots of blades available. The scrollsaw creates both intricate and chunkier works of art.
First impressionsOur first impression of the saw is that it is solidly constructed and all controls are clearly visible. The table is a good size and easily adjustable to 45 degrees on both sides using the table lock button. When placing the table back to 0 it clicked into the correct position. We then checked to see if the blade was at 90 degrees to the table and it was bang on; this can be troublesome on some machines where you think it's set correctly and as soon as you tighten the nut, it moves a degree or two off.
To change the blade the table has to be set at 45 degrees to the right to enable access to the release peg screw. This could become quite tiresome if regularly changing the blade during a project. We also noticed there was a slight time delay when starting up before the machine leapt into action. Due to this, we would recommend starting at a low speed before building up to the required speed.