I'm interested in buying a good quality scroll saw. I have a ten year old son that is interested in cutting various shapes for projects he dreams up. I don't want to let him use a band saw because it's too dangerous. I'd also like to use the saw myself so I need something durable enough withstand my son's enthusiasm. What are features I should look for and what brands and models can you recommend?
Mark nailed it all. Just remember to mount it securely, as the up/down motion vibrates like crazy. Look at how much you want to spend, go from there. Veriable speed is a must as you want to cut thinner wood at a slower rate.