I have a refurbished Dewalt Scroll Saw I purchased from an auction
site. With chronic tendonitis in my elbows, this saw has enabled me
to continue making Jewelry.
I have also seen a Ryobi (sp?) scroll saw demonstrated that looked
great for jewelry making.
It seems like one of the keys is to get one large enough so you
don't have a vibration problem. My Dewalt has no vibration as it's
big & heavy. I do have limited space, but was able to find a spot for
Besides using my regular jeweler's saw blades in it, I can also use
any other type of blade needed to cut wood, plastic etc. Replacing
saw blades is simple, a large wing-nut type is released by hand & the
new blade slips right in. I don't have a lot of blade breakage.
The Dewalt has a variable speed, & a blade tightener, so as you use
the blade, you can just move a lever & the blade tightens up. It also
comes with an air blower to keep your cutting area free of debris.
The table can be set at different angles. It has a large table area
so I can cut larger items on it.
Been using it for years, trouble free.
Just a happy happy!