Titan TTB545SSW 457mm Scroll Saw 230V
I purchased a Titan scroll-saw TTB411 SSW some time back. I have been a fan of most Titan tools but this scroll-saw hit rock bottom. I can only hope that the TTB545SSW is a better model that its predecessor. There was no clamping system to hold work down and no matter what I tried, a range of top quality blades etc, it just wouldn't cut straight. I have tried selling it but unsurprisingly there were no takers so I'll have to cut my losses and dump it. I need another scroll saw but I will definitely steer clear of Titan
23 Aug 2015
titan scroll saw
From opening the box to finishing the project everything that is said about this scroll saw is right. Would recommend it to anybody.
20 Aug 2015
good all round machine
good machine if a bit fiddly changing the blade other than that found it a learning curve but feel i have got the hang of it
17 Aug 2015
This is the first scroll saw I have ever bought and seemed to fit the bill in terms of price, and reported performance. I wish now that I had spent more time looking at different makes.
First the positives:
a) The saw was a good price.
b) It is solidly made, with a good weight to it. This is important to reduce vibration in use. I nevertheless have made a timber stand for it.
a) When I opened the box I found that the front dust port was broken, and some other bolts and washers for mounting to a bench were missing. It didn't matter about the missing bolts, but I would have liked to have been able to replace the dust port. It seems this is impossible as there is no contact point for the saw's UK distributors.
b# The saw comes with a blade already mounted, but, as I know, these blades break fairly easily, so before I tried to use the machine, I obtained some spares from a woodworkers' supplier. When they arrived I thought I would check the blade changing method. This revealed a major problem with this machine. Because the front of the machine is entirely enclosed, it is impossible to put a blade in the lower blade holder without removing the plastic table insert # about which more later#. This is attached to the table by two grub screws which are very difficult to remove. Having got the table insert off, in order to change the blade you have to peer through the hole in the table into the darkness below and attempt to slide the blade end into the blade holder which is about 1 1/2 inches down This is made more difficult by the holder constantly moving backwards when fixing pressure is applied. Changing blades is definitely NOT easy on this machine.
To return to the table insert; this was not flush with the table surface, with the result that rather than passing smoothly over the insert, small pieces of work caught on the far edge of the table centre. I cured this by putting two circular shims under the insert, but this should not have to be done to make a newly purchased machine work, and suggests poor quality control in manufacture.
c) When in use the light supplied in the dust blower is just about adequate, but the dust blower, even when placed very close to the work, is useless.
d) Altering the table angle is a bit fiddly, but more importantly, you have to be very careful in setting up to ensure the angle is as indicated on the dial. It was out on several test pieces.
All in all I am disappointed with this machine. I believe Screwfix are phasing this saw out, and it may be that the price reduction I got reflects that.
9 Aug 2015