|Manufacturer||Great Lakes Tool MFG INC|
|Item Weight||26 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24 x 11 x 13 inches|
|Item model number||3920|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||Tooled Blade Changes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
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WEN 3920 16-Inch Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw with Flexible LED Light
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||24 x 11 x 13 inches|
|Item Weight||26 Pounds|
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- Unique design accepts blades in two directions (standard and 90 degrees) to allow for infinite ripping capacity
- Variable speed goes from 400 to 1600 strokes per minute ; Motor : 120Volts, 60 Hz, 1.2Amps
- Spacious 16-by-11-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees to the left for angled cuts
- Cuts wood up to 2 inches thick with a 16-inch throat depth in the standard position
- Features a cast iron base, air pump, flex light, dust port, foot lock clamp, onboard storage, and three blades
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WEN 16-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw
Remember when you could make artful and intricate cuts in your work pieces? The WEN 16-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw gives you full control over your designs and creativity. Our unique blade holder accepts both pinned and pinless blades while also allowing users to change the direction of their cut. For pinned blades, simply pop the pin out of the front holder and turn the blade 90 degrees. Now, your cuts are no longer confined by the 16-inch throat of the scroll saw. On top of that, our removable pinless blade holder tightly grips blades to prevent them from coming loose during operation.
The variable speed ranges anywhere from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute and can be easily adjusted by the speed knob located on the front of the machine. The spacious 16-by-11-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees to the left. Easily cut wood up to 1.9 inches thick with the 9/16 inch stroke of the saw's arm. The tension-release switch is easily accessible right at the top of the machine for quick blade changes. The air pump clears dust from your work area to give you precise cuts with a clear line of vision. This combined with the 1.5-inch dust port work together to keep your station sawdust free. And, because it's a WEN product, your scroll saw some comes backed by a two-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer help line all to make sure you remember WEN.
- Scroll Saw
- Cast Iron Base
- LED Worm Worklight
- 1.5-Inch Dust Port
- One 5-inch Pinless Blade
- Two 5-inch Pinned Blades
- Beveling 16-by-11-inch Table
- On-Board Blade Storage
- Hold-down Foot Clamp
- Adjustable Air Pump
- Pinless Blade Adapter
- Hex Wrenches
- On-Board Pinless Adapter Mount
- Two-Year Warranty
Tilting Table with 16-inch Depth
The spacious table features a 16-inch depth for cutting large workpieces and bevels up to 45 degree left.
Uses Pinned and Pinless Blades
Whether your preference is pinned or pinless blades, the WEN 16-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw handles them both.
Sturdy Cast Iron Base
Our stable cast-iron-constructed base prevents walking and limits vibration during operation.
Variable speed can be adjusted anywhere from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute with the simple turn of a knob.
Adjustable Air Pump
The air pump removes sawdust from the blade in order to provide a clear line of sight to the task at hand.
Flexible LED Work Light
The flexible worm work light can be adjusted and moved to illuminate workpieces of any shape and size.
Onboard Blade Storage
Onboard blade storage ensures extra blades will be close by for whenever they are needed.
Hold Down Clamp
The foot-lock clamp prevents the workpieces from shaking and sliding in unwanted directions during operation.
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|Item Dimensions||24.00 x 11.00 x 13.00 inches||26.38 x 13.00 x 14.75 inches||30.00 x 20.00 x 13.00 inches||12.80 x 26.40 x 15.90 inches||29.50 x 19.50 x 12.10 inches|
Remember when your scroll saw could cut in two different directions? Take on the most intricate and artful cuts with the WEN 16-Inch Variable Speed Two-Direction Scroll Saw. The 9/16-inch stroke saws through hard woods up to two inches thick. Adjust the speed anywhere from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute with the simple turn of a knob. The cast iron base prevents vibration and walking during operation while the spacious 16-by-11-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees for angled cut. The adjustable air pump clears saw dust from your work area to give you a clear line of vision as you cut. This combined with the 1-1/2-inch dust port keep your work area clean so you can focus on your woodworking. The saw also includes a hold-down foot clamp for securing your project in place along with a flexible work light that bends and adjusts to whatever position your heart desires. This unique blade holder accepts both pinned and pinless blades while also allowing users to change the direction of their cut to accommodate their particular workpiece. For pinned blades, simply pop the pins out of the front holder and turn the blade 90 degrees. Now, your cuts are no longer confined by the 16-inch throat of the scroll saw. On top of that, our removable pinless blade holder design tightly grips blades to prevent them from coming loose during operation. Onboard blade and holder storage creates simple organization solutions between jobs. And because its a WEN product, your scroll saw comes backed by a two-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer help line, all to make sure you remember WEN. Do not use power tools in the presence of flammable liquids or gases
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Here's the thing: they do not mention (for obvious reasons) on the product description that this scrollsaw is only practically usable on the most basic projects for complete beginners. If you've never used a scrollsaw before and you just want to make a cat-silhouette bookend, or maybe a large-piece jigsaw puzzle for your 5-yr-old grandkid, this saw is for you. Throwing a pinned blade in there and making simple obtuse angles and shallow curves is surprisingly easy, even for a total beginner. It even comes with a couple blades!
However if you've done scrollsaw work before (or even if you haven't) and want to be able to make detailed or intricate pieces, don't even consider this saw. It's not because the machine doesn't function well, again the saw is well-made and runs smoothly. It's simply because the physical design of the blade holders means that using unpinned blades on inside cuts makes me want to crucify someone. The blades do not clamp into the saw, the clamps are separate tiny things with set screws on either side and hooks that are meant to catch little lips on the blade holders on the saw. The saw does not hold the clamps in place except by tension on the blade. This design was clearly hatched by Satan, and is responsible for all of the previously mentioned homicidal rage.
The result of this unholy abomination is what I will politely describe as extreme difficulty when doing inside cuts with unpinned blades. You know, the kind of blades you absolutely must use for sharp angles and fine detail work. Let me break it down, if you're like me and not super nimble with the fingers it goes like this:
1) Put the bottom clamp on the blade. Spend several minutes with a work light and a magnifying glass trying to make sure you are tightening the set screws with the blade in the middle of the clamp, not too deep in there, not too far front or back. The design of the clamp makes this step really easy to mess up, so be diligent.
2) Thread this assembly from the bottom through your piece
3) Deftly slide the piece and blade onto the saw's table, being careful NOT to let the blade drop completely out of the piece but you have to allow the bottom clamp on the end of the blade to fall through the clearance hole in the table while simultaneously reaching with 2 fingers in a crab-pincer-type procedure into a small gap in the saw's enclosure and grab the clamp as it falls past your hand. When you miss and it falls past your hand, Go back to step 2. Don't get mad, you're still on the easy part.
4) Use your free hand to grab the blade above the piece, and pull up to hold the bottom clamp against the underside of the table so it doesn't fall
5) Let go of the bottom clamp now that you've got the blade in your other hand, and use this newly freed hand to grab the top clamp off your workbench. Promptly drop it, so that it bounces and of course immediately rolls all the way under your bench. Start over from step 2. I know it doesn't feel like it but you're still, amazingly, on the easy part.
6) Here's where it gets a little tricky. Use your finely tuned military precision finger control to thread the blade into position on the top clamp, tighten the clamp's set screw, AND hold the clamp itself, all at the same time and all with the one hand. Also, this is done with the top blade holder right where your clamp needs to end up. If and when you hit the 20-minute mark on this step, don't worry it usually takes this long, don't give up and don't be a baby. Saying a quick prayer to Beelzebub has been known to hasten the process somehow.
7) Place the top clamp over the lip on the saw's top blade holder
8) Reach again into the lightless nether regions of the saw with your 2-finger crab move to blindly and entirely by feel maneuver the bottom clamp over the bottom blade holder lip and into position.
9) Put tension on the blade while crossing all 10 fingers and praying to the Dark Lord that you managed to get enough force on the set screws to actually hold the blade with tension. Most of the time you didn't, and it pops out. If the top clamp slips, you only have to go back to step 6. If the bottom clamp is the culprit, start completely over.
10) If you get this far, slide the clearance hole cover into place underneath your piece (again entirely by feel unless you're gonna bend over see it edge-on), thank the Prince of Darkness for finally showing mercy on you, and make your cut.
This process in it's entirety, plus the (admittedly easier) reverse to get it back off, must be repeated for every single inside cut you make. Every. Single. Cut. Oh and also when the blade breaks, which is inevitable on any scrollsaw. So those cool scrollwork box patterns with symmetric detailed cutouts you found and printed? Either you block out a few hours per day for the next 3 months or you sacrifice a goat to Lucifer in return for magical blade-clamping powers. Or you get a different saw, I guess.
I get it, they really really wanted to be able to sell this as a saw that can use either type of blade. But due to this ridiculous design fail and the obvious influence of the Antichrist, I can't give it the 5 stars it would otherwise merit due to it's quality build and very affordable price.
UPDATE... after several evenings of cutting out many small parts for a toy for my grandson, I can say that I am very impressed with the results. Everything (Noah's Ark + many animals) you see in the attached photo was cut with the WEN.
As this is a cheap device, it comes with its own flaws. First noticeable flaw is that the saw is without vibration upto medium speed and if you go to the high speed it wants to jump around. This maybe amplified by the fact that my table is not the most stable table. Another problem is that the original insert has giant gaps which makes cutting intricate details difficult and if you are not careful it can cause your narrow pieces to break. However, it was really easy to make a zero-clearance insert for it which I made from some leftover parts. It makes a huge difference as you can make your insert flush with the table. Also, the bottom blade holder is really not accessible which makes working with pinless blades really difficult. So, I removed the guard and made a little holder for its toolbox on a piece of plywood and screwed it to the casted body of the saw.
Some customers have complained about the blades slipping out of the holders no matter how much you tighten the holder. This is because the blades usually come with a slipper surface and covered with a layer of oil to protect them from rust. Just a little sanding of the end of the pinless blades help them to stay in the holders even with a very high tension.
Update: contact with Tech Support went quickly; just email them receipt and they will provide pre-paid shipping label.
Update: supplier sent me a new saw, and it has worked as promised. Return of damaged product was pretty much as hassle free as you could expect and only took about 10 days from returning to to local UPS store until UPS delivered my replacement.
Top reviews from other countries
Es fácil de usar y nada ruidosa, trae una luz LED que facilita los cortes.
Mi única queja es que es algo tardado el cambio de las ceguetas pero creo que es así con este tipo de máquinas
I replaced the potentiometer and we’ll see how it holds up.