Delta Power Tools 40-694 20 In. Variable Speed Scroll Saw 2022 Review


Updated 2/23/2021

Delta is one of the leading brands when it comes to power tools, and it is not hard to see why. Their products are made of high quality that you simply will not find with any other products in the same price range.

You are going to love all of the features packed in with the Delta 40-694 scroll saw. There is an electronic variable speed that you can easily adjust between 400 and 1750 SPM.

The dual parallel-link arm design is something that you can take advantage of to make sure that your cuts are as precise as possible by minimizing the vibration of the saw itself.

These are only some of the things that we found that customers love and rave about with the Delta Power Tools 40-694 20 In. Variable Speed scroll saw.

What We Like:

The Delta Power Tools 40-694 has an electronic variable speed that you can adjust between 400 strokes per minute and 1,750 strokes per minute.

You can use the variety and range of the speed for the different kinds of wood that you might want to cut. For softer woods, we suggest that you use the peak speeds or something faster.

For harder woods, it is imperative that you use a slower speed to make sure that the cuts are as precise as possible while minimizing unnecessary cutting around the edges of the holes and curves that you are trying to produce.

This gives you a lot of flexibility regarding how you want your work to come out, and will mean that you have a lot of versatility that you can put your faith into.

The dual parallel-link arm design will reduce the vibration that you feel while you are working on cutting your wood.

This means that you are going to be less distracted by the sound and will be able to concentrate your hearing on how sharp the blades are.

Not a lot of craftsmen know this, but making sure that you hear how sharp or dull the cuts sound is important in making sure that all of your scroll saw patterns are as intricate and as accurate as possible.

This means that you are going to be able to improve the overall quality of the final output of your works.

The upper arm lifts and locks which mean that as long as the position is raised during blade changes, you are not going to have to worry when adjusting the position of the blade.

The tool-free blade clamp also means that you can easily change the blade in a matter of seconds.

There are not going to be a lot of processes that you have to go through just for a simple blade change so you can always jump back to whatever it was that you were doing beforehand.

What We Don’t Like:

There seems to be a knocking sound that you are going to hear at all speeds whether you are cutting harder wood or softer wood.

We do not really know what causes this, but it has been known to happen with even the best scroll saws on the market right now since there are legitimate complaints as to why a lot of folks are hearing sounds.

For those who are having issues with their unit, we suggest that you call their customer support since they are highly responsive and they are going to be able to assist you fully with the replacement of the needed components.


We are going to give the Delta Scroll Saw 40-694 four stars out of five. With a reasonable price tag, you are not going to get anything better than this one.

There is a lot of power that you will be able to take advantage of, and the amount of precision that you are going to get cannot be compared to other cheaper units that do not provide as many features as this one does in an efficient manner.

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