If you are in the market for a budget yet quality scroll saw, then the ShopSeries RK7315 scroll saw is going to fit your description. Why? Because, it is affordable, easy to use and great for beginners too. But, don’t let the price fool you. Because it is a power toll worth every penny.
But, with so many brands of scroll saws offering the same it is hard competition out there. So, here is the in-depth ShopSeries RK7315 16inch scroll saw review to help you decide.
ShopSeries RK7315 Scroll Saw – Overview
One of the best things about the ShopSeries RK7315 16inch scroll saw is that it is lightweight. That also means you would be packing to all your work stations with you.
It also gives you the table flexibility you are looking for from 0 to 45 degrees. The biggest and most advantageous feature found in our ShopSeries 16inch scroll saw reviews is that the blade will turn to a good 90 degrees.
The color pallet that Rockwell used is pretty good. But, the color may be too loud for some people’s preferences. The main construction is of cast iron base but the bulk of it is plastic. So, that ensures lightweight portability.
There is no doubt that this 16-inch scroll saw by shop series is geared for beginners. So, the motor comes with that power too. The 1.2amp inductive motor and 110-115 volt range ensure smooth sawing for general purposes.
But, many customers online have said they have also cut through 2.5 thick and also metal sheets.
Pin-End or Pin-Less Blades?
The ShopSeries RK7315 variable speed scroll saw is only going to accept Pin-End or Pinned blades. Even though for experts I always advise a scroll saw that accepts both. But, the truth remains, beginner saws only accept Pin-End blades. So, it is no surprise here either.
It also comes with an onboard blade storage compartment, meaning you can store the two 5″ tungsten carbide blades safely where ever you take this scroll saw around.
One of the best and attractive features is the warranty duration. Even the best of scroll saws come with only a year’s warranty. But, this one comes with a good two-year manufacturer’s warranty protection against product defects and all.
Making it one of the best scroll saws by shop series.
The Noise Level
It is not the loudest in the market. But, not the quietest either. But, again the better and more expensive saws will come with better features. For the price range, it is not that loud. I distinctly managed to talk to my family while testing it out too.
In terms of Vibration
I noticed a slight vibration at 1500rmp and above. But, that is native to all mid-level range scroll saws. Securely mount it to your table with a clamp and you can avoid this minor inconvenience.
One of the things that came about in our ShopSeries 16inch scroll saw reviews, is that the table will only tilt in one direction. But, it offers a 16” tilting table. Which also enables you with more flexibility to cut in various other angles.
You can bevel it to 45 degrees which allow for the mitered corners too and compound 3D cuts. You can also use this tilt degree for cutting in circles on this scroll saw.
The Throat Depth
ShopSeries RK7315 scroll saw comes with a very impressive throat depth of 16” long. It’s hard enough to find that depth in scroll saws below $200.
The final verdict for the ShopSeries RK7315 16inch scroll saw reviews is that, if you are looking for a scroll saw for general DIY use and beginners then it is definitely worth your time and money. But, if you are looking for more commercial and expert use then maybe go for a better one.