Check out: Rockwell RK7315 Shop Series 16-Inch Scroll Saw

Rockwell RK7315 Shop Series 16-Inch Scroll Saw

Rockwell RK7315 Shop Series 16-Inch Scroll Saw
Shop series. Variable speed and a 4/5” stroke ensure clean accurate cuts while the 0 to 45 bevelling table lets you make more specialized cuts. Also equipped with a dust port and dust blower to keep the work area clean and safe. Power is provided by a 1.2 amp motor with no load speed of 500 to 1700 SPM. Throat depth is 16” and the cutting depth is 2 1/2”. It comes with a blade guard, blade holder, allen key, and 2 blades (1 x 15TPI and 1 x 18TPI).

  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Table bevels 0 to 45 degrees
  • Variable speed for precision cuts
  • On board dust blower
  • Dust port for dust extraction

List Price: $ 186.96

Price: $ 120.27

Question by Time to change my name!: What tools would be in an ideal home workshop?
I’m kitting out a workshop for my fiancee as a surprise when he moves to his new home. He wants to “tinker” mechanically, not woodworking, more car fix up or alternative energy creations. What would you put in his new workshop for tools? Thanks to all in advance!
3 great answers! Thank you everyone… I’ll do the workbench, the lighting, the shop vac, and then price out the rest of the items on the first answer list and give him a gift card to get them. Wonderful, thank you everyone!

Best answer:

Answer by rich under construction
Two ways to shop for tools. One is to buy from newspapers, Craig’s List, etc… Another way would be to shop at a major retail store such as Sears or Lowes. They will honor any return if he doesn’t like them.
Here could be the start of a basic set of tools:
A workbench and a light over it.
Socket sets. SAE and Metric.
Auto electrical tools like a timer, voltage meter, etc…
Shop Vac
Screwdrivers
Wrenches. Get him the ratcheting kind.
Vise grips, pliers
Alan wrenches
Compressor. Capable of 100 lbs. Air tools.
Congratulations and good luck!

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4 Responses to “Check out: Rockwell RK7315 Shop Series 16-Inch Scroll Saw”

  1. John Salicco
    45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Scroll saw, September 25, 2010
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    John Salicco (Tacoma, WA, US) –

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    The air hose coupler broke the first day. I’ve gerry rigged it with duct tape to keep it in place. The adjustable foot that holds down the stock while cutting is really flimsy and bends very easily.

    Fairly simple to change blades, but a real vibrator. It has to be bolted down. Since I like to have it portable to conserve work space, I bolted it to a board base that I can clamp to my bench when in use but store on a shelf when not in use.

    It works, but I wish I had spent more and got something of higher quality.

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  2. Harold Dubbs "OM-1 convert"
    42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good saw , good service, good price ., December 13, 2010
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    As usual Amazon shipping could not have been better. Product was as described only better the product description failed to note that cutting depths longer than 16″ can be made by turning the blade perpendicular to the arm. Once I disconnected all of the “OSHA” safety trash* and the non-functioning dust blower and threw it all away it was almost ready to go. I built a wooden base for it and padded it with some rubber shelf liner material and locked it down in my “Workmate 225”. Some vibration is apparent at 1500 spm but that is to be expected. Speeds somewhere in the mid range works good for 1/4″ to 3/4″ pine and 1/2 birch plywood. The speed control helps for tight inside cuts.

    *Removing the cover on the right side makes blade changes mush easier. Hope this helps.

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  3. BradMcQuaw "Tech Teacher"
    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    You get what you pay for, May 22, 2011
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    I bought this for my classroom because I needed to replace one that died.

    It’s ok. It works, but there are some things I really dislike about it. First, is that the shoe that holds the stock against the table is thin and flexible and has a tendency to shift out of square with the table unless you really screw it tight. Also, the table insert doesn’t sit flush with the table, it’s about 1/32 inch below the table. Not a huge deal but annoying.

    In conclusion, if you’re on a budget this will work, but I kind of wish I’d spent more to buy a nicer, heavier one.

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  4. Karen L

    People can be very particular about tools, have definite preferences. I’d rather buy my own tools unless someone knows exactly what I want. If you can pick his brain without him figuring it out–maybe be there when he looks through a tool catalogue or something like that–pay attention when he drools over something in a store–you can get things you know he wants. Otherwise, I might get a fabulous workbench and some good lighting installed, and give him a gift certificate or maybe a prepaid credit card so he can choose his own stuff.

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