All the saws we tested did a fine job of making scroll cuts in wood. What set several saws apart are features that increase efficiency and convenience. Tool-free, quick-change blade clamping systems along with controls that are Up front and on top are critical features.

The DeWalt is our Editors' Choice. Coming in a close second was Delta's 40-650

which has most of the features we looked for, but lacks DeWalts moveable upper-arm and has a smaller table size and throat capacity The Delta also uses a C-arm design where both the upper and lower arms are attached, forming a "C" that pivots on one point at the back. This causes the blade to rock back and forth as it moves up and down, making for a more aggressive, but slightly rougher cut.

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