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

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 03:59 PM

I have pretty much only been searching Craigslist. Being in a relatively large metropolitan area such as Denver is an advantage in this case, as there tends to be a fair amount of tools that get listed. Sometimes I have to drive a ways to an outlying area, or even into the mountains, but it’s worth it in monetary savings.

I have seen a couple of Hegners lsited, as well as the occassional Hawk, and the DeWalts are obviously on there the most since there are far more of them out there than the other two brands.

I did just find a DeWalt that was listed in “like new” condition for a very good price. If I can meet up with the owner and it is in good shape, I will purchasing it, even if it doesn’t come with the stand. I just can’t pass up this particular deal. If I find myself really getting into scrollsaw work (and for some reason am not happy with the DeWalt), then maybe down the road I’ll look at other options, but the DeWalt seems like a very good overall scrollsaw. I will actually be even happier if this turns out to be a bit older model (not made in China).

Offhand, does anybody know the rough timeline on when the DeWalt began being produced in China?

Thank you to everyone on here that has provided information and personal insight. I will continue to update this thread as I find other saws, or when I purchase a scrollsaw. Either way, I look forward to this new tool. I was cutting out an intricate little piece of wood the other day and it would’ve been much faster and easier with a scrollsaw, I can tell you that much!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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