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I needed a new one.

I needed a new one.

1698 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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Dremel Motosaw

Dremel Motosaw

2253 days ago by Sam Yerardi | 10 comments »

My dad gave me this. I’ve used it once or twice. For me it was very easy to break blades but it was because I kept wanting to push it like a jigsaw. I think if you practiced with it it would be a useful tool.

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My DW788 Scrollsaw Review and purchase experience.

My DW788 Scrollsaw Review and purchase experience.

947 days ago by Pie | 12 comments »

I was told the saw would be received in a week and I got it in about 4 days which was really nice. I also bought the stand that goes with the saw for an extra $46 and it was money well spent. The stand was very easy to assemble. I unpacked the saw (I bought a Used but New one) and could tell the saw had been opened and then repacked. The saw was in perfect condition, no scratches or blemishes at all. I picked the saw up and placed it on the stand and put the tear drop table on which was a sna...

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Blade Alignment (front to back)

Blade Alignment (front to back)

1044 days ago by jerrells | 3 comments »

After having this saw for about 9 months, and using the heck out of it, I have noticed that the blade is not at 90- degrees – front to back. That means is is leaning back about 1/32 of an inch on the top side vs. the bottom (at the table). This was most noticable yesterday when cutting a 3-D compound cut and the cutouts were different size one side vs. the other. Now the almost useless product manual is of not help with this problem and previous attempts with Porter Cable have also been...

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Better than my last one

Better than my last one

1969 days ago by Seer | 1 comment »

Last year on my birthday(had to chuckle about the timing) my Ryobi scrollsaw that we got at a yard sale bit the dust. My wife in her loving ways said lets go to Home Depot and see what they have. I had been looking for a Delta variable speed but no one had it so she said how about the Dremel 18 inch saw (when she is in this mood I never say no) and we bought it at that time on sale for $199.00 and took it home, setup was easy and I just mounted it on the stand I made for the ryobi with a co...

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worse scroll saw ever

worse scroll saw ever

536 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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Big Foot Scroll Saw Lift Arm

Big Foot Scroll Saw Lift Arm

274 days ago by jerrells | 16 comments »

I received my Big Foot scroll saw lift arm today and installed it in under three minutes. You will need a Torx T-35 tool to get the existing bolts out. Also be sure to watch the installation video to get the parts in the right order. With as much scrolling as I do this will be a very useful add-on to save time and frustration when changing blades or putting the blade through a hole in the center of a large piece of work. Very easy to use; just lift the scroll saw arm and it will lock in pl...

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Craftsman 11' magnetic scroll saw

Craftsman 11' magnetic scroll saw

496 days ago by ralbuck | 17 comments »

This saw is a 1952 Craftsman magnetic scroll saw. It does not have a motor. It is an electromagnet that pulls and releases a spring steel plate that has the blade hook attached. It Has an upper spring steel arm holding the upper blade hook. It uses 5” pin end blades. The capacity is limited to about 1/2 inch or less. The saw has been modified and is now a 20”. It started life as an 11 inch saw. The modification was made when the saw was probably already 15+ years old. I c...

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Video Review of my Excalibur Ex-21

Video Review of my Excalibur Ex-21

288 days ago by TripleB | 5 comments »

Hey Lumberjocks, After using a $10.00 scroll saw that I bought off of Craigslist for a couple years, I decided it was time to break out the bucks and upgraded to an Ex-21 saw. That was a year ago, now that I have the technology to make boring videos I figured I should do a review of it since that seems to be the thing to do when you make videos. So here is my less than spectacular video review of my EX-21. And just in case your wondering, just try and take my EX from me, I dare ya!!lol

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Huge Table and Easy Blade Changes

Huge Table and Easy Blade Changes

888 days ago by Kelen | 5 comments »

As a disclaimer, I am far from being a seasoned and proficient user of a scroll saw. I’ve cut out a few things in my day but have not embarked on any detailed fret work or intarsia design work. A majority of my projects have centered on simple wooden cutouts of letters, patterns, and a few animal puzzles. I view my scroll saw as more of a complement to my workshop and one of those tools that are fun to play with when I have some time. I have to be in the scrolling mindset though else I qu...

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