The Dremel Moto-Saw MS20 is a quality scroll and coping saw that is easy to set-up, easy to use, easy to clean. The attaching "C" clamps make a very secure base. The unit is compact but not so compact as to lack the power needed to do the job. The Dremel detaching feature also offers an alternative to scroll sawing your project. A variety of saw blades for the spectrum of jobs this handy tool can perform is also included. A very good investment for the dollar & will pay for itself in your first or second project.
We live in a studio apartment and our specific project required us to make some teeny tables to use as props for a finger puppet show. With literal lack of real estate available, we tried to first create them by hand! You know, out on the patio with craft wood, an inexpensive crafters handsaw and glue. No problems, right? Well, our first attempt at making them by hand was pretty good, but our hand-sawing skills ended up being like squiggly lines in the road. The legs and tabletops did not quite line-up squarely. Though puppets do not mind imperfect wobbly tables as props, we needed to cut straight lines for future projects and to do it with ultimate precision! Projects like: foam-core frames, puppet sized doors made from thin veneer, CD crate holders, and so on!
After price checking around and learning that this tool is NOT readily available off-the-shelf anywhere in So. California, we discovered the best deal found was on Amazon. With our Prime account it arrived pretty quick and in good shape from the seller!
The Dremel Moto Saw comes in a grey custom molded case. The very long ACDC power cord is plenty long to reach just about any wall socket and the Vacuum Adapter aids in keeping dust at bay fairly well. With the adapter you can attach a small hose to the underside where the vacuum adapter is located. Something along the lines of a small ShopVac type hose should really keep your work area minimally dust free. In our situation, we used a small plastic bag that is held on by a small hair rubber-band. Just keep in mind, no matter the size of saw, fine dust will go where it wants to! On the machine itself, tabletop, even you! Because of that, we wear a mask and keep small brushes nearby to help keep our work space clean, dust off the machine and all its crevasses!
Regarding safety, there is an adjustable clear blade guard that keeps your fingers safe from harm no matter the size of material you are cutting. With that, this saw can cut various sizes of wood, but keep in mind, the thicker the wood the slower the saw speed should be for best results. Our first project required us to cut 1/16th craft wood and it cut through it like butter! We look forward to seeing how it cuts through laminate, foamcore and other thin materials!
If you are looking to do some precision angle cuts, the 2610031628 Miter Gauge is a great accessory we plan to buy soon. It is an O.E.M authorized part made solely for the Moto-Saw MS20 and is available on Amazon. Replacement wood and metal blades are available on Amazon as well!
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We love it!! Next we will see if our powerful power bank, the Halo Bolt ACDC 58830 will power this portable saw instead of having to use house current. This way we could work outside!