SCHEPPACH LogoSD1600V Scroll Saw
Instruction Manual
SCHEPPACH SD1600V Scroll Saw

Art. Nr. 5901403903
Ausgabe. 5901403850
Rev.Nr. 27/07/2017

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Explanation of the symbols on the equipment

Danger icon Read the operating instructions to reduce the risk of injury
Wear safety goggles icon caution Wear safety goggles. Sparks generated during working or splinters, chips, and dust emitted by the device can cause loss of sight.
Wear a breathing masks icon caution Wear a breathing mask. Dust that is injurious to health can be generated when working on wood and other materials. Never use the device to work on any materials containing asbestos!


Fabrikation von Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen GmbH Günzburger Straße 69
D-89335 Ichenhausen
Dear customer,
we wish you a pleasant and successful working experience with your new scheppach Scroll Saw.
According to the applicable product liability law, the manufacturer of this device is not liable for damages that arise on or in connection with this device in the case of

  • improper handling
  • non-compliance with the instructions for use
  • repairs by the third party, nonauthorized skilled workers
  • installation and replacement of non-original spare parts
  • improper use
  • failures of the electrical system due to non-compliance with the electrical specifications and the VDE 0100, DIN 57113 / VDE 0113 regulations

To avoid electrical hazards, fire hazards, or damage to the tool, use proper circuit protection. Your drill press is wired at the factory for 230 V operation. Connect to a 230 V/15 amp branch circuit and use a 15 amp time-delay fuse or circuit breaker. To avoid shock or fire, replace the power cord immediately if it is worn, cut, or damaged in any way.
Read the entire text of the operating instructions prior to the assembly and operation of the device.
These operating instructions are intended to make it easier for you to get familiar with your device and utilize its intended possibilities of use.
The operating instructions contain important notes on how to work safely, properly, and economically with your machine and how to avoid dangers, save repair costs, reduce downtime, and increase the reliability and working life of the machine.
In addition to the safety regulations contained herein, you must in any case comply with the applicable regulations of your country with respect to the operation of the machine.
Put the operating instructions in a clear plastic folder to protect them from dirt and humidity, and store them near the machine. The instructions must be read and carefully observed by each operator prior to starting the work. Only persons who have been trained in the use of the machine and have been informed of the related dangers and risks are allowed to use the machine.
The required minimum age must be met. In addition to the safety notes contained in the present operating instructions and the special regulations of your country, the generally recognized technical rules for the operation of woodworking machines must be observed.

Device description

(Fig. 1+2)

  1. Clamping lever: for removing the saw blade.
  2. Blade guard: protects your hands from injury.
  3. Workpiece holder
  4. Shavings blower keeps the workpiece area free from dust.
  5. electronical speed switch deco 402: Speed switch
  6. On/Off switch
  7. Angle scale: you can read the angle position of the table with this scale.
  8. Lighting
  9. On/off switch lighting
  10. Table insert
  11. Toolbox
  12. Setting gauge for saw blades without pin

Scope of delivery

  • When you unpack the device, check all parts for possible transport damages. In case of complaints, the supplier is to be informed immediately.
  • Complaints received at a later date will not be acknowledged.
  • Check the delivery for completeness.
  • Read the operating instructions to make yourself familiar with the device prior to using it.
  • Only use original scheppach parts for accessories as well as for wearing and spare parts. Spare parts are available from your specialized dealer.
  • Specify our part numbers as well as the type and year of construction of the device in your orders.

The device and packaging materials are not toys! Children must not be allowed to play with plastic bags, film, and small parts! There is a risk of swallowing and suffocation!

Intended use

CE-tested machines meet all valid EC machine guidelines as well as all relevant guidelines for each machine.

  • The machine must only be used in technically perfect condition in accordance with its designated use and the instructions set out in the operating manual, and only by safety-conscious persons who are fully aware of the risks involved in operating the machine. Any functional disorders, especially those affecting the safety of the machine, should, therefore, be rectified immediately.
  • The safety, work, and maintenance instructions of the manufacturer as well as the technical data given in the calibrations and dimensions must be adhered to.
  • Relevant accident prevention regulations and other, generally recognized safety-technical rules must also be adhered to.
  • The machine may only be used, maintained, and operated by persons familiar with it and instructed in its operation and procedures. Arbitrary alterations to the machine release the manufacturer from all responsibility for any resulting damages.
  • The machine may only be used with original accessories and tools made by the manufacturer.
  • Any other use exceeds authorization. The manufacturer is not responsible for any damages resulting from unauthorized use; risk is the sole responsibility of the operator.

Please note that our equipment has not been designed for use in commercial, trade, or industrial applications. Our warranty will be voided if the equipment is used in commercial, trade, or industrial businesses or for equivalent purposes.

Safety information

Attention! The following basic safety measures must be observed when using electric tools for protection against electric shock, and the risk of injury and fire. Read all these notices before using the electric tool and keep the safety instructions for later reference.
Safe work

  1. Keep the work area orderly
    – Disorder in the work area can lead to accidents.
  2. Take environmental influences into account
    – Do not expose electric tools to rain.
    – Do not use electric tools in a damp or wet environment.
    – Make sure that the work area is well-illuminated.
    – Do not use electric tools where there is a risk of fire or explosion.
  3. Protect yourself from electric shock
    – Avoid physical contact with earthed parts (e.g. pipes, radiators, electric ranges, cooling units).
  4. Keep children away
    – Do not allow other persons to touch the equipment or cable, keep them away from your work area.
  5. Securely store unused electric tools
    – Unused electric tools should be stored in a dry, elevated, or closed location out of the reach of children.
  6. Do not overload your electric tool
    – They work better and more safely in the specified output range.
  7. Use the correct electric tool
    – Do not use low-output electric tools for heavy work.
    – Do not use the electric tool for purposes for which it is not intended. For example, do not use handheld circular saws for the cutting of branches or logs.
    – Do not use the electric tool to cut firewood.
  8. Wear suitable clothing
    – Do not wear wide clothing or jewelry, which can become entangled in moving parts.
    – When working outdoors, anti-slip footwear is recommended.
    – Tie long hair back in a hair net.
  9. Use protective equipment
    – Wear protective goggles.
    – Wear a mask when carrying out dust-creating work.
  10. Connect the dust extraction device
    – If connections for dust extraction and a collecting device are present, make sure that they are connected and used properly.
    – Operation in enclosed areas is only permitted with a suitable extraction system.
  11. Do not use the cable for purposes for which it is not intended
    – Do not use the cable to pull the plug out of the outlet. Protect the cable from heat, oil, and sharp edges.
  12. Secure the workpiece
    – Use the clamping devices or a vice to hold the workpiece in place. In this manner, it is held more securely than with your hand.
    – An additional support is necessary for long workpieces (table, trestle, etc.) in order to prevent the machine from tipping over.
    – Always press the workpiece firmly against the working plate and stop in order to prevent bouncing and twisting of the workpiece.
  13. Avoid abnormal posture
    – Make sure that you have secure footing and always maintain your balance.
    – Avoid awkward hand positions in which a sudden slip could cause one or both hands to come into contact with the saw blade.
  14. Take care of your tools
    – Keep cutting tools sharp and clean in order to be able to work better and more safely.
    – Follow the instructions for lubrication and for tool replacement.
    – Check the connection cable of the electric tool regularly and have it replaced by a recognized specialist when damaged.
    – Check extension cables regularly and replace them when damaged.
    – Keep the handle dry, clean, and free of oil and grease.
  15. Pull the plug out of the outlet
    – Never remove loose splinters, chips or jammed wood pieces from the running saw blade.
    – During non-use of the electric tool or prior to maintenance and when replacing tools such as saw blades, bits, and milling heads.
  16. Do not leave a tool key inserted
    – Before switching on, make sure that keys and adjusting tools are removed.
  17. Avoid inadvertent starting
    – Make sure that the switch is switched off when plugging the plug into an outlet.
  18. Use extension cables for outdoors
    – Only use approved and appropriately identified extension cables for use outdoors.
    – Only use cable reels in the unrolled state.
  19. Remain attentive
    – Pay attention to what you are doing. Remain sensible when working. Do not use the electric tool when you are distracted.
  20. Check the electric tool for potential damage
    – Protective devices and other parts must be carefully inspected to ensure that they are fault-free and function as intended prior to continued use of the electric tool.
    – Check whether the moving parts function faultlessly and do not jam or whether parts are damaged. All parts must be correctly mounted and all conditions must be fulfilled to ensure fault-free operation of the electric tool.
    – The moving protective hood may not be fixed in the open position.
    – Damaged protective devices and parts must be properly repaired or replaced by a recognized workshop, insofar as nothing different is specified in the operating manual.
    – Damaged switches must be replaced at a customer service workshop.
    – Do not use any faulty or damaged connection cables.
    – Do not use any electric tool on which the switch cannot be switched on and off.
  21. Attention!
    – Exercise elevated caution for double miter cuts.
  22. Attention!
    – The use of other insertion tools and other accessories can entail a risk of injury.
  23. Have your electric tool repaired by a qualified electrician
    – This electric tool conforms to the applicable safety regulations. Repairs may only be performed by an electrician using original spare parts. Otherwise, accidents can occur.

Warning! This electric tool generates an electromagnetic field during operation. This field can impair active or passive medical implants under certain conditions. In order to prevent the risk of serious or deadly injuries, we recommend that persons with medical implants consult with their physician and the manufacturer of the medical implant prior to operating the electric tool.
Additional Safety Rules for Scroll Saws

  • This scroll saw is intended for use in dry conditions, and for indoor use only.
  • Do not cut pieces of material too small to hold by hand outside the blade guard.
  • Avoid awkward hand positions where a sudden slip could cause a hand to move into the blade.
  • Always use the blade guard to avoid possible injury due to blade breakage.
  • Never leave the scroll saw work area with the power 01), or before the machine has come to a complete stop.
  • Do not perform layout, assembly, or set up work on the table while the cutting tool is in operation.
  • Never turn your scroll saw on before clearing the table of all objects: (tools, scraps of wood, etc) except for the workpiece and related feed or support devices for the operation planned.

Remaining hazards
The machine has been built using modern technology in accordance with recognized safety rules. Some remaining hazards, however, may still exist.

  • Long hair and lose clothing can be hazardous when the workpiece is rotating. Wear personal protective gear such as a hair net and tight-fitting work clothes.
  • Sawdust and wood chips can be hazardous. Wear per so no protective gear such as safety goggles and a dust mask.
  • The use of incorrect or damaged mains cables can lead to injuries caused by electricity.
  • Even when all safety measures are taken, some remaining hazards which are not yet evident may still be present.
  • The remaining hazards can be minimized by following the instructions in „Safety Precautions“, „Proper Use“ and in the entire operating manual.
  • Do not force the machine unnecessarily: excessive cutting pressure may lead to rapid deterioration of the blade and a decrease in performance in terms of finish and cutting precision.
  • Avoid accidental starts: do not press the start button while inserting the plug into the socket.
  • Keep this safety information in a safe place.

Technical data

Extent of delivery
Scroll saw
Operating instructions
Technical data
Dimensions L x W x H mm 630 x 295 x 370
Bench size mm ø 255 x 415
Saw blade length mm 134
Cutting height max. mm 50
Working depth mm 406
Lifting movement mm 12
Lifting speed 1/min (electronical) 500 – 1700
Bench diagonal adjustment left degrees 0 – 45
Weight kg 12,7
Suction connection piece ø mm 35
Electrical motor 220-240 V~/50 Hz
Power consumption P1 W 120 (S6 30%)
Acoustic pressure level measured according to EN ISO 11201 79,9 dB (A)


Setting the saw bench, Fig. 3
Setting the angle scale

  • Release the start button and bring the saw bench (Fig. 3, A) to a right angle (Fig. 3, B) in relation to the saw blade.
  • Use a 90° angle to measure the right angle between the blade and the bench. The saw blade is 90° to the angle.
  • Close the start button again when the distance between the blade and the 90° angle is at a minimum. The bench should then be at 90° to the saw blade.
  • Release the lock screw (Fig. 3, C) and bring the indicator to the zero position. Fasten the screw. Please note: the angle scale is a useful piece of supplementary equipment, but should not be used for precision work. Use scrap wood for saw tests, and adjust the bench if necessary. Note: The bench should not be on the motor block, this can cause undesirable noise.

Horizontal saw bench and diagonal cuts, Fig. 3+4

  • The saw bench can be positioned in a 450 diagonal position or left in a horizontal position.
  • You can read off the approximate slope angle by using the angle scale located under the workbench. For more exact adjustment, use scrap wood for some saw tests; adjust the bench if necessary.

Blade guard assembly and hold-down clamp, Fig. 5+6

  • Assemble the workpiece holder (Fig. 5, A) to the clamp (Fig. 5, B) as shown in the image. This must be fixed first to the machine with the Tommy screw (Fig. 5, C).
  • Secure the blade guard with the screw and nut.

Assembly of dust blower, Fig. 7
Screw the Flexi-hose into the opening provided and tighten it hand-tight.
Mounting the saw on a workbench, Fig. 5

  • A workbench made from solid wood is better than one made of plywood, as interfering vibrations and noise are more noticeable with plywood.
  • The necessary tools and small parts for assembling the saw on a workbench are not supplied with the saw. However, use equipment of at least the following size:
    1. Saw body
    2. Foam rubber base
    3. Workbench
    4. Flat seal
    5. Washer (7 mm)
    6. Hexagonal nut (6 mm)
    7. Lock nut (6 mm)
    8. Hexagon head screws (6 mm)
  • First of all, drill holes into the seating surface and then insert the screws.
  • A foam rubber base for reduction of noise is not supplied with the saw either. However, we expressly recommend that you use such a base to keep vibration and noise to a minimum. Ideal size 400 x 240 mm.

Changing the saw blades

Warning: Switch off the saw and remove the mains supply plug before installing saw blades in order to avoid injuries caused by unintentional! Activation of the saw. The teeth of the saw blade must always point downwards.
A. Flat saw-blades Fig. 9
Use the adapter (P) with flat saw blades. The distance results by the setting gauge (12). The saw-blade is fixed with Allen screws.
A.1 Saw-blade removal,
Fig. 1 + 9+ 9.1 + 9.2 + 9.3 + 9.4

  • Extract the saw-blade by sliding the table’s inlay up, then unscrew the tightening screw (1).
  • Slightly press the upper arm (M) down (fig. 9.1).
  • Then remove the sawblade by pulling it forward out of the supports and through the access perforation in the table.

A.2 Inserting the saw-blade,
Fig. 1 + 9+ 9.1 + 9.2 + 9.3 + 9.4

  • Put the saw-blade with the two adapters into the lower support, and the other end into the upper support.
  • Slightly press the upper arm (M) down (Fig. 9.1) before hooking it in.
  • Tighten the blade with the tightening screw (1) by rotating it clockwise. Check the tightness of the blade. Keep on rotating clockwise in order to tighten the blade even more.

B. Saw-blade with pins B.1 Saw blade removal,
Fig. 1 + 10 + 10.1 + 10.2 + 10.3

  • Extract the saw-blade by sliding the table’s inlay up, then unscrew the tightening screw (1).
  • Remove the saw blade from the upper and lower support by slightly pressing the saw´s upper arm down (Fig. 10, M).

B 2 Inserting the saw-blade
Fig. 1 + 10 + 10.1 + 10.2 + 10.3

  • Lead one end of the saw-blade through the perforation in the table and insert the saw-blade pins into the notch. Repeat this procedure at the upper blade support.
  • Before hooking it in, slightly press the saw´s upper arm down. (Fig 10)
  • Check the position of the blade pins at the supports (Fig 10.1 + 10.2).
  • Tighten the blade by means of the tightening screw. Check the blade´s tightness. Keep on rotating clockwise in order to tighten the blade even more(Fig. 1).


A scroll saw is fundamentally a „curve cutting tool“ but can also carry out straight and angled edge cuts. Familiarise yourself with the following important points prior to commissioning the saw.

  • The saw does not automatically cut wood. You must feed the wood against the saw blade manually.
  • The cutting process occurs on I y while the blade is moving downwards.
  • Feed the wood slowly against the saw blade as the saw blade teeth are small and cut only while moving downwards.
  • All persons carrying out work with the saw require training. The saw blade may break easily during this training time while the operator is sti1l unfamiliar with the saw.
  • The saw is best suited for sheets of wood less than 2.5 cm thick.
  • Feed the wood especially slowly against the blade and avoid abrupt curves to prevent the saw blade from breaking, if you wish to cut wood sheets thicker than 2.5 cm.
  • Saw blade teeth blunted over time, saw blades must be replaced. The saw blades are sufficient for 1/2 to 2 operating times depending upon the type of wood.
  • Try and make sure that the saw blade follows the grain of the wood in order to obtain a clean cut.
  • The saw speed must be reduced to a minimum when cutting precious and non-ferrous metals.

Inside cuts
Warning: Switch off the saw and remove the main supply plug before installing saw blades in order to avoid injuries caused by unintentional activation of the saw.
This saw is suited also to inside cuts not starting at the edge of the workpiece. Proceed as follows:

  • Drill a 6 mm hole in the workpiece.
  • Loosen the blade tension er and release the tension in the blade.
  • Place the borehole over the saw blade slot in the workbench.
  • Install the saw blade through the hole in the workpiece and through the work blade slot, and fasten the blade to the holders.
  • When you have completed the inside cut, remove the saw blade and then remove the workpiece from the bench.


Warning: In the interests of operational safety, always switch off the saw and remove the main plug before carrying out maintenance work.
Wipe chips and dust off the machine from time to time using a cloth.
Re-application of the wax coating on the workbench makes feeding the workpiece to the blade easier.
The main cable should be replaced immediately if pulled out, cut, or damaged in any other way.
Do not lubricate the motor bearings or internal parts!
Saw arm bearings
Lubricate the saw arm bearings every 50 hours. Proceed as follows (Fig. 11).

  • Turn the saw to the side
  • Apply a generous amount of SAE 20 oil to the shaft end and bronze bearings.
  • Let the lubricant oil work in overnight.
  • Repeat the procedure the next day on the other side of the saw.

There are no parts inside the equipment which require additional maintenance.
Special accessories
Pin saw blade-universal
135 x 2,0 x 0,25 Z 10
blade mm 1 set = 6 pieces,
Article No. 8800 0011
Pin saw blade- wood/plastic mm
135 x 2,0 x 0,25 Z 7
1 set = 6 pieces,
Article No. 8800 0012
Pin saw blade-wood mm
135 x 3,0 x 0,5 Z 4
1 set = 6 pieces,
Article No. 8800 0013
Service information
Please note that the following parts of this product are subject to normal or natural wear and that the following parts are therefore also required for use as consumables.
Wear parts*: Carbon brush saw blade, table liners, V-belts
* Not necessarily included in the scope of delivery!


Store the device and its accessories in a dark, dry, and frost-proof place that is inaccessible to children. The optimum storage temperature is between 5 and 30˚C. Store the electrical tool in its original packaging.

Electrical connection

The installed electric motor is completely wired and ready for operation.
The customer’s connection to the power supply system, and any extension cables that may be used, must conform to local regulations.
Important remark:
The motor is automatically switched off in the event of an overload. The motor can be switched on again after a cooling down period that can vary.
Defective electrical connection cables
Electrical connection cables often suffer insulation damage.
Possible causes are:

  • Pinch points when connection cables are run through window or door gaps.
  • Kinks resulting from incorrect attachment or laying of the connection cable.
  • Cuts resulting from running over the connecting cable.
  • Insulation damage resulting from forcefully pulling out of the wall socket.
  • Cracks through the aging of insulation.

Such defective electrical connection cables must not be used as the insulation damage makes them extremely hazardous.
Check electrical connection cables regularly for damage. Make sure the cable is disconnected from the mains when checking.
Electrical connection cables must comply with the regulations applicable in your country.
Single-phase motor

  • The mains voltage must coincide with the voltage specified on the motor’s rating plate.
  • Extension cables up to a length of 25 m must have a cross-section of 1.5 mm2, and beyond 25 m at least 2.5 mm2.
  • The connection to the mains must be protected with a 16 A slow-acting fuse.

Only a qualified electrician is permitted to connect the machine and complete repairs on its electrical equipment.
In the event of inquiries please specify the following data:

  • Motor manufacturer
  • Type of current of the motor
  • Data recorded on the machine’s rating plate
  • Data recorded on the switch’s rating plate

If a motor has to be returned, it must always be dispatched with the complete driving unit and switch.

Disposal and recycling

The equipment is supplied in packaging to prevent it from being damaged in transit. The raw materials in this packaging can be reused or recycled. Never place batteries in your household refuse, in fire, or in water. Batteries should be collected, recycled, or disposed of by environment-friendly means. The equipment and its accessories are made of various types of material, such as metal and plastic. Defective components must be disposed of as special waste. Ask your dealer or your local council.


Warning: In the interests of operational safety, always switch off the saw and remove the main plug before carrying out maintenance work.

Fault Possible causes Action
Saw blades break Tension incorrectly set Set the correct tension
Load to great Feed the workpiece more slowly
Incorrect saw blade variety Use the correct saw blades
Workpiece not fed straight Avoid exerting pressure from the side
The motor does not function Mains Gable faulty Change faulty parts
Motor faulty Call customer service. Do not attempt to repair the motor yourself as this should be carried out by trained personnel.
NOTE: The saw vibrates slightly when the motor is running in normal operation.
Saw incorrectly installed Refer to the instructions given earlier in this
manual for information on installing the saw
Unsuitable underlay The heavier the workbench is, the less the vibration. A bench made from plywood always vibrates more than one made from solid wood. Select the workbench best suited to your working conditions
The workbench is not screwed down or is on the motor Tighten the locking lever
The motor is not secured Securely screw the motor in place
Saw blade swings out Holders not aligned straight Holders not aligned Losen the screws with which the holders are fastened to the arm. Align the holders so that they are perpendicular to each other and retighten the screws.

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Declaration of conformity

EC Declaration Of Conformity CE SYMBOL
Hereby declares the following conformity under the EU Directive and standards for the following article
Scroll Saw / SD1600V

X 2014/30/EU
X 2011/65/EU
X 2006/42/EC
Annex IV
Notified Body:
Notified Body No.:
Reg. No.:
Annex V
Annex VI
Noise: measured LWA
= xx dB(A); guaranteed LwA = xx dB(A)
P = KW; L/Ø = cm
Notified Body:
Notified Body No.:
Emission. No:

Standard references: EN 61029-1/A11:2010; EN ISO 12100:2010/ EN 55014-1:2006/A2:2011; EN 55014-2:1997/A2:2008; EN 61000-3-2:2014; EN 61000-3-3:2013
Ichenhausen, den 03.05.2017

SCHEPPACH SD1600V Scroll Saw - Signeture
Technical Director
First CE: 2014
Art.-No. 5901403903
Subject to change without notice
Documents registrar:
Christian Wilhelm Günzburger Str. 69, D-89335 Ichenhausen

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Do not dispose of electric tools together with household waste material! In observance of European directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment and its implementation in accordance with national law, electric tools that have reached the end of their life must be collected separately and returned to an environmentally compatible recycling facility.

Guarantee certificate

Apparent defects must be notified within 8 days from the receipt of the goods. Otherwise, the buyerís rights of claim due to such defects are invalidated. We guarantee for our machines in case of proper treatment for the time of the statutory warranty period from delivery in such a way that we replace any machine part free of charge which provably becomes unusable due to faulty material or defects of fabrication within such period of time. With respect to parts not manufactured by us, we only warrant insofar as we are entitled to warranty claims against the upstream suppliers. The costs for the installation of the new parts shall be borne by the buyer. The cancellation of the sale or the reduction of the purchase price as well as any other claims for damages shall be excluded.


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