WEN Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Last updated date: April 15, 2019

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8.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 86 expert reviews, the WEN WEN Two-Direction Variable Speed Scroll Saw placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.1
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,235 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The large cast-iron table with a throat depth of 16-inch is stable and solid. The scroll saw can also be easily bolted to a workbench for more stability.
- Wood Working Toolkit
The WEN 3920 has dual direction cutting capability. So you can cut both forwards and backward which will save you a great deal of time and help speed up your projects so you can get back to doing things that you love on your weekend instead of working.
- Sawing Pros
The saw runs fairly quiet at different speeds, and is a great saw for a variety of small tasks such as cutting underlayment for purses. Even intricate designs are possible, if you know how to make them.
- Pro Tool Zone
Quick assembly – It’s a fairly light saw and arrives almost ready to go, with just a few steps to set up.
- The Saw Guy
The WEN 3920 is one of the most affordable scroll saws, but the manufacturer didn’t compromise on quality.
- Sympathink
The support table is quite wide and has a tilt mechanism that allows you to tilt your workpiece at 45 degrees to the left and right for angular cuts.
- All Saws
The saw is extremely durable and stable thanks to its sturdy cast iron base. The fact that it supports both pinned and pinless blades put this saw in a class above the rest. From the look of things, this is a saw that every woodworker should have in their workshop.
- Jon's Guide
September 16, 2018 | Full review
The model is relatively lightweight – at 28 lbs – which means you can quickly move it from one workbench to the next. It also does not consume much space and can comfortably fit in the boot or back seat of a small vehicle.
- Tool Powers
The Wen 3920 includes a versatile tilting table that is 16 inches deep, allowing you to make lengthy cuts for large projects.
- Wiki EZ Vid
What experts didn't like
The motor is a little under-powered and suitable only for woodworking.
- Wood Working Toolkit
Difficult to switch blades.
- Sawing Pros
Vibration could be an issue but if you hold down the clamp and do not try cutting too fast, vibration should not be a noticeable issue.
- Pro Tool Zone
Blade quality – The stock blades included aren’t the best, so you’ll probably want to buy better quality replacement blades.
- The Saw Guy
The motor is slightly underpowered and may not be suitable to work on metal materials.
- All Saws
The process of switching blades is cumbersome.
- Jon's Guide
September 16, 2018 | Full review
However, cutting through metal, even after retrofitting with a carbide-tipped blade, will make this unit struggle.
- Tool Powers
Blade holder is difficult to reach.
- Wiki EZ Vid

From The Manufacturer

Remember when your scroll saw could cut in two different directions? Take on the most intricate and artful cuts with the WEN 16-Inch Variable Speed Two-Direction Scroll Saw. The 9/16-inch stroke saws through hard woods up to two inches thick. Adjust the speed anywhere from 550 to 1600 strokes per minute with the simple turn of a knob. The cast iron base prevents vibration and walking during operation while the spacious 16-by-11-inch table bevels up to 45 degrees for angled cut. The adjustable air pump clears saw dust from your work area to give you a clear line of vision as you cut. This combined with the 1-1/2-inch dust port keep your work area clean so you can focus on your woodworking. The saw also includes a hold-down foot clamp for securing your project in place along with a flexible work light that bends and adjusts to whatever position your heart desires. This unique blade holder accepts both pinned and pinless blades while also allowing users to change the direction of their cut to accommodate their particular workpiece. For pinned blades, simply pop the pins out of the front holder and turn the blade 90 degrees. Now, your cuts are no longer confined by the 16-inch throat of the scroll saw. On top of that, our removable pinless blade holder design tightly grips blades to prevent them from coming loose during operation. Onboard blade and holder storage creates simple organization solutions between jobs. And because its a WEN product, your scroll saw comes backed by a two-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer help line, all to make sure you remember WEN. Do not use power tools in the presence of flammable liquids or gases

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Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
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