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Dremel Moto Saw Review - Testing and Conclusion

This means you can rotate the parallel guide to allow you to cut infinitely long pieces of material from left to right, instead of towards the rear of the U-bend, free from any king of throat length except for the width of the material, which is limited to the throat depth's length of just under 11in.

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These should be available soon for around £8 for five, though at the moment are limited to wood/plastic blades.

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The Moto Saw turned out to be much easier to use than we'd initially thought, although a lot will depend on how high your work top is as to how easy it is access the power and speed buttons. We got used to this fairly quickly but it can be disconcerting the first few times you do it. The parallel guide was mostly up to the job, although it did need to be tightened down very securely to stop it slipping.

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With all materials we tried, the blades are prone to bending a little if you apply too much force. Other scroll saws we've used seem to be better here, but it's just a question of taking your time to achieve those straight cuts. Detaching the Moto Saw from the base table saw it turn into a beast of a cutting tool. It was much easier to use than a jigsaw and far more capable than a Dremel rotary tool, making short work of thick sections of acrylic and wood that would take ten times as long to cut through by hand.

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Conclusion
As a dedicated scroll saw, the Moto Saw's biggest advantage is its size and weight. It's very compact and easily portable - things that definitely can't be said of many scroll saws out there. Whether you need these features will likely dictate if the Moto Saw is for you, but there's also the fact the centre section detaches making it a dual purpose device that's pretty handy at both tasks.

We suspect that if you're after a scroll saw for extensive detailed use, a dedicated unit may be a better option, but for light to medium use, especially if you want something that's portable, compact or easily packed away, then the Moto Saw is an excellent option. It's good to see that Dremel also fixed the main issue with it, which was the lack of saw blade rotation - angled blades are the next best thing and mean it can do everything a similarly-priced saw can, except for tilted cuts.
  • Features
    25 / 30
  • Design
    33 / 40
  • Value
    24 / 30

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