As anyone knows who has glanced at my postings, I owned (still do but trying to sell) a Porter Cable scrollsaw. YES I had my rants about it but, all in all, I think that I made it produce to its maximum level. I never understood its problems because it was the only scrollsaw that I had ever owned. AND YES I defended it as an entry price scrollsaw because I feel that some just can’t afford the higher priced units BUT should still try the art of scrollsawing. I DID.
Now with some extra money from a craft show and others sales I have purchased a used (but not much) DeWalt 788 Type 1 (the original American made) scrollsaw. What a difference a scroll saw makes. Precision, ease of use, ability to control the blade path better, a blower tube that actually works, and on and on. YES it is a much bigger saw and I won’t be hoisting it around the garage ANY. A lady at my part time job asked how big could I make a piece of work now and I said, “40” by 40” by 2 1/4” thick”. WELL that is a bit of a push but we get the idea.
I have spent the two weeks of owning the saw refitting this old kitchen cabinet to be a stand and accessory items, like blade tube holders, dust control and others.
Now I need to get busy and cut some wood so I can make some more money.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.