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As many of you know, I bought a Scheppach SD1600v scroll saw.
Of course, for this price one should not expect miracles. The machine seems to work well, but it would be surprising if I could not find some weak points.
The LED light
It is a very useful feature to have a LED light on a long arm, but...
I don't like is that the LED light is pretty weak and it is not possible to turn it on without starting the motor also. This is definitely something I will fix at a later stage.
The dust blower
Again, a very good idea and a useful feature, but the pump pumping the air is not very efficient at low speeds, and the flexible pipe is not intended for this purpose and it takes too much space as well as it gets in the way all the time. I will replace the whole thing with a simple fan later on which will blow more efficiently at a constant power independent of the sawing speed. In the meantime I replaced the tube with a soft silicon tube which is much better than the one delivered with the machine.
There is no fence delivered, so sawing in straight line is practically impossible. Maybe it is not the proper machine for straight sawing, but I intend to use it for that as well, so in my opinion a fence is necessary. Again, this is going to be done later, but for now I use some temporary solution.
The throat plate
The delivered one may works for general wood work or large pieces, but when small items are sawed the plate is not really a good design, mainly because of the huge gaps in it. I don't know how the designers were thinking at all. Even if the table is tilting, the huge gaps are not necessary.
Download the STL file
If you want to print one for your own scroll saw then you can download the STL file through this link:
Scroll saw throat plate STL file.
The plate may even other scroll saw machines, there seems to be plenty with similar circular plate.
A quick Google search shows hundreds with similar plates.
The plate whole diameter is 80 mm and with the normal PLA shrinkage the printed item is just perfect. The plate is 3mm thick. Measure your machine before printing because it is pointless to print if you can't use it.