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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #21: New Scroll Saw Score - Part 2

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 939 days ago 1077 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I guess I ran a foul of the posting laws yesterday. In my excitement of getting a new Scroll Saw I assume that I posted it in the wrong area. Not that I have not seen lots of other posting place there that did not belong – Oh well lesson learned.

As I have stated in my past post, I have begun reviewing my “business plan” for 2012. One of the items on the list is/was a better Scrollsaw. The Dewalt or Delta was the two of choice in my price range. I have been searching Craig’s List for several weeks looking for one to purchase. I found several but in my opinion they were either “well used” or were asking too much. Yesterday I found the saw I wanted, at the price I wanted to pay, and from the person that I felt comfortable in purchasing from.

As I am sure anyone knows, the DeWalt Type 1 is the only one to consider. The Type 2 is the newer model made “overseas” and has some reported issues. Some of those are the table not being flat, the tension lever not working correctly and (I guess) other problems. Now I am not claiming to be any type of expert here but this is just what I have seen printed.

Now my project of reorganizing the garage to fit one more woodworking tool into space available is a project that must be accomplished THIS WEEK.

Anyway, I now have my new (to me) saw and have used it for one small project. It works SOOOO much better than my previous one purchased from the BIG BOX hardware store. I now can understand what Shelia, and others, said in their posts about purchasing only the upper end units. However I still have a passion for us that could not afford to enter the world of ‘Scroll Sawing” at that price level.

I hope to post several “WOODWORKING” projects from the new saw soon and as always Thanks for Looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 939 days ago

I didn’t really see where it was posted before, Jerrell. I just followed the link. In any case, I am so happy you got a nice saw to work with. It will make all the difference in the world and make your scroll sawing so much more fun! I can’t wait to see the wonderful projects that you make. Nothing will stop you now! Have fun reorganizing and getting to know your new saw!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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RussInMichigan

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#2 posted 939 days ago

jerrells,
I was glad to see your new saw, aside from having a just a twinge of envy over the great deal you found.

For the purposes of the lumberjocks site as a whole I understand the wish to keep the actual finished projects fancied-from-wood separate from other concerns. But, at the same time, I wish there were more sensitivity and common sense applied to guiding people who post, at all, and especially toward those whose posts don’t make it into the precise category. Not all of us are experienced at posting. Not all of us use English as our native tongue. Not all of us have great eyesight enabling us to ferret out all the differences between the types of posts.

I’m glad you don’t seem to have let the rude comments on your tool-gloat bother you, but they did bother me. I love your work, and I’m hoping that with your new saw you will continue impressing us with your fine craftsmanship.

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Woodstock

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#3 posted 766 days ago

I just spotted this blog and am trying to get caught up as quickly as I can.

After seeing some fantastic marquetry work inlaid into some lathe projects by one of the demonstrators at this years American Association of Woodturners symposium in San Jose, I am thinking about expanding my skill set and trying scroll work.

My question to you all is how does one tell the difference between the DeWalt Type 1’s and Type II’s? Other than digging for a “Manufactured in” stamp of some sort on the machine. Probably in the least accessible area of the machine….

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 766 days ago

Well, on the motor it states whether it is “Type 1” or “Type 2”. It is pretty much in plain site and not hard to get to:

Other than that, the Type 1 is about 13 lbs. heavier than the Type 2 DW788. Although you probably aren’t going to whip out a scale to see. :)

While there are some who have the Type 2 who have not had any trouble with it, it has noticeably more issues with it. If you can, try for the Type 1 which is much better made in my opinion.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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jerrells

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#5 posted 766 days ago

YES N6DSW – when I went looking for a DeWalt I was sure it must be a Type 1. I have heard so many stories (bad) about the type II. Most of them deal with the table. NOt sayuing I am an expert but just listening to advice.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Woodstock

226 posts in 1884 days


#6 posted 766 days ago

Thanks for the reply. Now I know what to look for.

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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