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Posted on Please recommend a very inexpensive saw for a beginner

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 01:59 PM

I bought a Skil recently. It looks a lot like the Ryobi. It is Ok for what I do with it. It supposedly uses pinned and plain blades. The plain blades are dificult to get in and from what I have read if your wife is going to get into scrolling seriously you want a saw that takes plain blades. The pinned blades take a larger hole to access internal cuts. The Skill or Ryobi are about $100 dollars and would work for a beginner just be prepared to buy a better saw soon if she find she likes to scroll.
Sheila (scrollgirl) publishes a daily blog she may be able to give you some better recommendations.

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