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AdrianE

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As someone who wants to start scrolling I’ve done lots of reading and research, and think I’ve narrowed it down to 3. Based on reviews and the fact that there’s a consensus of ‘don’t buy cheap’

I haven’t a massive budget but am fortunate to have a reasonable amount. My options are all from Axminster and are

Axminster trade AT460SS
Proxxon 460
Proton DSH2

What are your opinions. Thanks in advance
 
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If you think you will ever need to do a lot of thick cuts (10mm-25mm ) then go for the Axi AT460ss. The 2 Proxxons are very light duty machines.

Though for the money, I would try to get a 2nd hand Hegner or an original Excalibur or Pegas badged machine ( definately not an Axminster branded oneof the Excalibur type)
 

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A second hand Hegner is definitely a good choice. They are over engineered so they go on for ever too and if you ever come to sell you will get a good price for it. Cheaper machines tend to be worth next to nothing second hand. Are you using a fretsaw at the moment? A quality fretsaw is fast and accurate and not as noisy. Of course you could also consider a little bandsaw. They are more versatile than a scrolling saw as you can both scroll with it and do other cuts. But if you want to do very detailed work you will probably be better off with a scroll saw.
 

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If you think you will ever need to do a lot of thick cuts (10mm-25mm ) then go for the Axi AT460ss. The 2 Proxxons are very light duty machines.

Though for the money, I would try to get a 2nd hand Hegner or an original Excalibur or Pegas badged machine ( definately not an Axminster branded oneof the Excalibur type)
+1 for the above - ALL of them!
 

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Or try and source a s/h AT460SS. I know where there's one available - at the bottom of my garden in my workshop. In great condition. Little used. PM me if you want to chat.
Brian
This one's still available;)
 

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I have the Proxxon DSH2 and really like it, I'm not an extensive 'scroller' but I have no complaints and would say it's well made not too much vibration pretty good throat depth although someone mentioned using 25mm stock and I can't say I've used above 15mm thick and mostly 6 or 8mm.
I upgraded my bandsaw last year thicker stock would go on that but for the smaller stuff the DSH has been great.

IMHO

Padster
 

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