Pegas Scroll Saw - 21 Inch with Raising Arm and the Pegas Blade Clamps
21″ Throat Depth, Upper Arm Raises, Proven Motor and Linkage. PLUS the game-changing Pegas Chuck Head that has helped so many saws improve.
Pegas® Scroll Saws are high-precision tools, which with a minimum amount of maintenance, will provide reliable service and great satisfaction for many years. This scroll saw is developed in Switzerland - made in Taiwan to the rigorous specifications and quality requirements of Pegas.
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The Pegas Scroll Saw - Why is it better?
While it’s made in the same factory in Taiwan where the Excalibur scroll saw used to be made, Pegas has added Swiss precision and engineering to their scroll saw. Let’s start with a beefed up chassis featuring a reinforced web in the connecting rod and vertical rocker and needle bearings pressed into the rocker arm as opposed to a sleeve and bolt connection that is prone to wear and failure. Next, the saw comes with the revolutionary Pegas Blade Chuck Heads installed (a $90 value). These precision-machined blade clamps, manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum, can be adjusted easily to grip blades better than any other clamp on the market, and weigh less to reduce wear on your machine. Finally, the table boasts a thick, scratch-resistant coating that prevents corrosion and make the wood slide easier. The saw still boasts the precision rack-and-pinion system that tilts the saw head to make angled cuts (instead of tilting the table). It tilts a full 45-degrees to the right, and 35-degrees to the left (because of the dust collection port). It also positions all of the primary controls (speed, power, and blade tension) at the front of the top saw arm. A stand and foot switch are available.
Pegas® Scroll Saws Offer Many Valuable BenefitsA. The head can be tilted by 45° to left or right. The blade tilts rather than the table to achieve:
B. The upper arm lifts to allow easy and rapid blade changes: a real advantage for work involving various interior cuts - this makes threading blades a whole lot easier!C. Very Quick Blade Changing Thanks To the PEGAS BLADE CLAMPS. The manual blade-clamping system does not require the use of a tool. Meanwhile the tensioning system allows the same tension to be applied to the blade whenever it is changed.D. Easy access to the start/stop switch and the speed regulator, positioned on the front of the upper arm.E. The onboard dust blower paired with the dust collector provide direct and efficient dust extraction. To attach your vacuum to the dust collection port, you can slide a hose inside the port, or use expansion or reducing sleeves to connect your dust collection system.
- better control of the workpiece
- higher precision
- maximum comfort & convenience
Excerpt from the review by Bob Duncan of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine:"The first branded Pégas Scroll Saw to hit the market does so with a bang, combining Swiss engineering with a proven design to set a new standard for higher-priced saws.
These new units, made in the same factory as Excalibur saws (as well as Jet, King, Seyco, and a few brands sold in other countries), match the quality of those popular saws but include a key upgrade: they come with the revolutionary Pégas Blade Chuck Heads pre-installed.
The new Pégas features a tilting arm controlled by a rack and pinion system.
Like Excalibur saws, the Pégas features a tilting arm controlled by a rack and pinion system that allows you to dial in an angle quickly and accurately. It also has a spring-loaded locating pin and matching holes for common angles, such as 0°, 45°, and 221/2°, to make it even easier to orient the arm. (Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual to check these angles when you get your saw; after I squared my blade to the table, I had to adjust the angle guide and locating pin to zero it in.) And conveniently, Pégas put the power switch and speed control at the front of the saw arm.
Most importantly, however, Pégas pre-installed their Blade Chuck Heads on the saw. This upgrade, a $90 value, reduces vibration noticeably and holds blades super-securely—incredibly, we put them on our shop saws nearly a year ago and have not had a single blade slip out of place since. (See our review of them at scrollsawer.com/2019/09/07/product-review-pegas-blade-chuck-heads/.)
Read the full review Review from Bob at Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts