I had to search on LJ’s for the guy who sold me this. If he were a member I’d actually feel bad. Looks like he’s not.
Last year I was doing a build and needed a scroll saw. I couldn’t justify purchasing an excalibur or Dewalt for $500 or more for so little use of it so I researched and bought what I thought might be a good lower cost one. I got a Hitachi. It’s worked great.
This is my year old Hitachi. It’s dusty for a reason. It’s one of those tools I rarely need but when I do little else will easily do the trick.
So, I’m on Craigslist the other day looking around in the next state over, New Hampshire. About 75 miles away I find a gentleman who has a little used Dewalt 788 for $75. This saw is on Amazon for $480 and is much more some other places. I call and ask the condition. he says it’s a few years old but has just a few hours use on it. He bought it new and needs to liquidate as they are moving to Florida. The wife and I drive to his house. Sure enough it looks great and works nicely. I give him $80 since the ATM gave me 20’s. He’s going to Florida and is selling off all his larger stuff. The other stuff is nice and nicely priced too. Not as nicely as this Dewalt but I don’t need any of the other stuff. Heck I don’t need this but I just couldn’t pass it up. Now what to do with the Hitachi.
I took the brushes out and sure enough they show very little wear
The machine really does have low vibration as many people say. It’s not even bolted to a stand yet.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.