The Hawkeye Precision Scroll saw is marketed as a laser scroll saw that is ideal for cutting materials from wood to plywood in precise crosscutting sessions. In fact, it’s so precise that it can be compared to a piece of diamond plate. It cuts through wood and other soft materials using a combination of direct and indirect laser technology. That’s not all. It has programmable options that enable users to set various cutting profiles. And it comes with a compact cabinet and optional laser engine that make it easy to operate.
So what makes this scroll saw so unique? Well, the only major difference between both the Hawkeye models is in the throat capacity and tilt/drop height. However, let’s take a look at each feature and functions of both the Hawkeye BM Scroll Saw and the Hawkeye BM-Tilt/Drop Stands. The Hawkeye BM-Tilt/ Drop Stand has an optional stand available as an upgrade. This is useful because it allows users to adjust the height of the stand while they are working on their scroll saw. The price for the BM-Tilt/Drop Stand runs a modest four dollars.
In contrast, the Hawkeye Precision Scroll Saw has two pinless blades that allow it to cut through more material in less time. Users have the ability to vary the speed of the blade for accurate crosscutting. The Hawkeye models also have optional backlit keys for precise control.
There are four settings for the variable speed saw. Two of them are fixed and two are adjustable. In a fixed setting, the saw will operate at a constant speed throughout its operation. This is beneficial if you need to cut long and difficult pieces of wood, and do not want the scroll saw to be interrupted. With an adjustable speed saw, you can vary the speed during different operations and still get excellent cuts.
A helpful feature of many saws is their tilt-able tables. Some units have only one, fully adjustable table; others include two tables which can be adjusted separately. The advantage of the tilt feature is that you can cut without worrying about your table moving while you are parallel with the horizontal saw table. You can also tilt the table to cut in a specific direction without affecting the other table.
Some saws provide a variable speed saw with both a blade locking feature and a bevel cutting option. With this type of saw, you can set the bevel angle and end cut length by turning a knob on the saw’s control panel. The advantage is that you can adjust the length of the bevel angle without changing the length of your own stroke length. This is great for people who need to cut long and wide boards, but who don’t want to pay more for a variable speed scroll saw.
Some scroll saws allow you to change the teeth from two different angles by using side dust ports. These come in handy when you need to cut into an area that has a lot of tiny holes. With the dust port feature, the saw automatically turns the teeth perpendicular to the direction of operation, resulting in quick blade changes. This feature requires the use of a pin to hold the port in place and is not recommended for crosscutting or other operations that require you to quickly change the direction of operation. For most models, you can change the teeth at the blade lift with a simple twist of a control knob.
hawk precision scroll saws usually come with a throat length adjustment feature. The saw will have a pre-selected throat length that allows you to increase or decrease the depth of cut with no extra effort from you. The adjustable throat length makes it easy to get a precise cut every time. You simply adjust the level of cut and adjust the pitch of the blade for the best result every time.