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Not What I Expected

Not What I Expected

1365 days ago by TedAGTG | 37 comments »

I purchased this saw new at Lowe’s and was initially happy with the performance. The first saw had much lower vibration than my previous one. The table tilts 45 degrees left or right and has positive stops at the most popular angles. The blade clamps were not easy to work with and blade slippage (and consequently blade tension) was frustrating. I was doing some fairly intricate fretwork with hundreds of inside cuts requiring blade clamping and unclamping every 45 seconds to a minute for...

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DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

DeWalt - One Great 20" Scroll Saw

2336 days ago by GaryK | 33 comments »

This is the only scroll saw I have ever had so I nothing to compare it to. When researching and looking over many others I don’t think I could have done any better in my choice.This is the only scroll saw that DeWalt makes and with one this good it’s all they need With a throat depth of 20”, it beats out most others on just that. It is heavy at 56 pounds! Very well built.The table tilts 45 degrees both left and right. Tension, power switch and variable speed control ar...

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Problematic Hitachi CW-40

Problematic Hitachi CW-40

1655 days ago by solidoak | 32 comments »

Let me perfectly honest and up front here. I have owned the Hitachi CW-40 for about a year now. In some categories it performs very well. For instance, I like the soft start feature and the saw has very little vibration. But I consider there to be at least 2 MAJOR PROBLEMS with this saw. 1. The first problem is that it will not accept a spiral pinless blade. I have tried just about everything to install a spiral blade in this saw, but nothing I do works. The blade kinks, or breaks, or...

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I needed a new one.

I needed a new one.

1797 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 27 comments »

I rarely use a scroll saw. If I have to do some scroll work I either do it by hand or use a bandsaw for outside work. Recently I had to do lots of inside scrolling. I’ve got an old craftsman scroll saw that I less than affectionally call ‘Thumper’ for obvious reasons. But, it cut and was good for work that wasn’t too intricate.I’m making a desk for my niece and the side panels between the styles are the medical symbol for an RN as she’s soon to be graduatin...

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worse scroll saw ever

worse scroll saw ever

635 days ago by jeff robinson | 22 comments »

i ordered this saw a couple weeks ago i previously owned the porter cable from big box store.needed a upgrade .started off easy to put together 30 mins top so i was liking then i started cutting and that’s when problems started first i couldn’t get blade straight up and down the top came out of wood first thin came the knocking noise started so called the company i bought it from exchanged it no problem i need it right away so drove 6 hrs 1 way to get got home set it up and differ...

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Dewalt 788 Scroll Saw

Dewalt 788 Scroll Saw

997 days ago by moonls | 20 comments »

I’d been using my Craftsman 16” scroll saw off and on since 2003, and recently, with a renewed interest in scroll work, I started trying to improve my skill. I was becoming frustrated with keeping the very small pinless blades secured in the holders and maintaining proper tension. The other big problem was vibration. Having researched the different saws on the market, it became apparent that the Dewalt was the best rated of the bunch in my price range. I ordered one on-line ...

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Dremel Scroll Saw: Sweet!

Dremel Scroll Saw: Sweet!

2379 days ago by MsDebbieP | 18 comments »

(photo from www.dremel.com) When I decided to try my hand at working with wood, I thought that I would like to do some scroll work and so I did a little research and decided that I preferred the Dremel. About the time that I had made my decision, the tool came on sale and I jumped at the opportunity and it came home with me. The Features Sander :The station comes with the scroll saw and a sanding station on the side, which is really convenient, not only when I’m doing scroll sa...

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Reposting From My Regular Blog to Review the EX-21 Scroll Saw

Reposting From My Regular Blog to Review the EX-21 Scroll Saw

1191 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 18 comments »

After several months of waiting and anticipation, the moment finally arrived when I got a chance to really get to know and work on my new Excalibur scroll saw! Even though I had the saw delivered to the show in Saratoga Springs, there was little time for me to enjoy it and really run it through the paces. I was very busy at the show and I must say that I was only at the booth a couple of hours a day, during which time I was usually talking to people who stopped by. Both Keith and I were ...

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serious reassesment

serious reassesment

583 days ago by americancanuck | 18 comments »

Whem I first purchased this saw I was happy with it. It was a dramatic improvement over what I had been using. Now after using it for several weeks I must, unfortunately, change my view. I have been using this saw rather extensively and what I am finding, after completly disassembleing it is that it is almost completly worn out. the blade holders (made of plastic) no longer hold the blades properly and the tension arrangement loosens up while you are cutting. I understand that it is an entry ...

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a good first saw?

a good first saw?

1449 days ago by thefishingschool | 17 comments »

i want to start scrolling and dont have a very large budget. i have been thinking about this saw if you have this saw or are just reading feel free to throw your 2 cents in also if you can think of another good atarter saw please post a link

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