ScrollSaw Information and Resources #22: What a Difference a Scrollsaw Makes

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 01-09-2012 04:36 PM 1287 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 12:33 AM

Hi, Jerrell:
I can’t wait to see the nice things you will create with your new saw! It will make things so much fun and I am sure that you will have so much fun working on it you will spend even more time there! Congratulations on a great step up!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 02:31 AM

Hi Jerrell,
glade to see you are enjoying your new scrollsaw,have fun :)

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 03:41 AM

Hi Jerrell ! Let the saw dust fly . Congrats’s on the dewalt

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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