The DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw is an excellent, and fun, tool. After you do a bit of scroll saw work, you start looking for better ways to keep the arm up while trying to feed a blade through a hole in a piece of wood. The easiest way to accomplish it is to prop it up with a block of wood, but then you have to keep track of the block.
I had heard about a product called the Jim Dandy EZ-Lift Arm. It wasn’t easy to find one for sale, so I made my own. It took some time to get the spring adjusted properly. The arm doesn’t lift by itself, but it stays in place once you lift it up.
I also found a good online discussion about the use of the EZ Lift. The link to buy one is also there.
The Jim Dandy EZ-Lift Arm is only $20 (plus shipping I’m sure), but I didn’t know about the website and once I had the idea I didn’t want to wait around. It was easy enough to make. Then again, I have a lot of tools. For many people it would be easier and cheaper to buy it from Jim Dandy Products