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Posted on I'm on the hunt for a scrollsaw...

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 05:45 PM

Hi Jonathan. I am lucky to own an Excalibur scrollsaw, which I believe is the best all around scrollsaw on the market. Having said that, I did have to pay a bundle for it. The closest cousin to the Excalibur is the DeWalt which sells for consideraly less and has essentially the same arm system and by all reports is a great saw. You can read about it on the net. The only negative thing about the DeWalt is that they had some technical problems after transferring their production to China, a couple of years ago, I think. They might well have ironed out these problems by now, so It might be worth your while to do a little research on the net and read some customer reviews on it. I believe the performance of this saw would be pretty close to the Excalibur.

Regardless of which you choose. It is more than worth the extra money to get a good scrollsaw as I believe you will find this to be an incredibly useful all-around tool in the shop that can precisely cut wood, metal, plastic, etc and besides typical scroll sawing it can also do perfect dovetails, box joints and a whole host of other woodworking chores. Whichever one you decide on, I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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