The Rikon 16 Variable Speed Scroll Saw is designed for making small, intricate curved cuts in thinner woods that are used in making decorative scroll work, puzzles, inlays, and craft items. The thin, working blade allows the material being cut to be freely turned in tight arcs, unlike any other power saw. The DC motor provides variable operating speeds, so adjusting the blades cutting action to different materials is easily done with just a twist of the dial. The saws 16 throat and large machined aluminum table give extra access and stability when sawing large stock. Table also tilts to -45° for making angled cuts. Machine uses 5 long pinned or plain end blades. Includes cast iron base for greater stability, work light, pair of pin-less blade holders and high-speed flex shaft attaches to the motor shaft for rotary work.