Shop Fox W1713 16" Variable Speed Scroll Saw
I had to include this saw, even though it’s a touch higher in price than what I originally had set as a limit. For the price, this saw gives you a lot of value such as having a cast iron table and base, which is the first thing that impressed me about it. It also accepts either pinned or plain blades, which is a bit unusual for a low cost saw. There’s even a cast-in-place gauge on the upper arm for setting up plain blades.
The stroke is 3/4, which is very respectable for a scroll saw and the dust blower on this one is a small, fixed position tube, right at the blade. It also has a nice gooseneck lamp, which not all of these have while the pin clamps and foot seem fairly typical.