We introduced the Eclipse Scroll Saw at the 1998 Pennsylvania picnic. While our scrollsaw looks somewhat like the
old spring return saws with it's straight up and down action, that's where the similarity ends. Our frame is made from heavy-walled
aluminum sand castings for rigidity. Since it has a true vertical blade action (ideal for marquerty) and a positive pull from
the top to bring the blade to the top of the stroke, blade breakage is all but eliminated.
The 1.5" blade stroke is great for
intarsia. It spreads the heat and wear over more of the blade and clears sawdust better while making it last much longer.
This saves you both time and money. Add to this the fact that the ECLIPSE seldom breaks a blade, you won't mind using
a tool for the lower blade clamp. We use so much of the blade there is no room
for a lever on the lower clamp. You would have to give up your 45 degree table tilt to the right to make room for it. Everything
is a compromise.