I did it today. I went into Woodcraft, I admired the floor models of scroll saws, and then I bit the bullet. I ordered the 21” Excalibur. I should arrive Friday. I took out a loan from my best friend so I could buy the saw now, instead of in 6 months. This way I’ll be able to start using it now and have a HUGE stock of yarn bowls and ornaments for the holiday sales I’m a part of.
Guy pal, who I borrowed the money from, was really sure I should get the Dewalt and save 300 bucks or so, but I just couldn’t spend that much money on a saw that wasn’t quite perfect and potentially have to upgrade yet again. I upgraded my sewing machine so many times until I had the one I wanted. It would have been WAY cheaper if I’d bought the 1000 dollar sewing machine first and not all the little cheaper machines along the way. Heck, I probably spent well over a grand on lesser machines and their repairs!
I got the scroll saw with the stand too! I’m so excited. I’ve been very frustrated with my old scroll saw lately. The pin end blades and the table that cuts at 90o when the table is positioned at 4o makes me nuts. I am going to sell my old beginner saw (because really it was a good saw for the first 2 years until I got too good for it) and my treadmill to help pay for the Excalibur.
Geez I can’t wait for it to arrive! What should I cut first? I’m off to daydream about cutting with my new saw during supper. Guy pal is also taking me to Outback because He’s “hungry and we have a coupon for free appetizers.” Guy pal is awesome. Someday I hope to meet such a generous, creative, and intelligent guy who’s single AND think’s I’m adorable, snuggly, and the kind of brilliant woman he wants for a wife. Guy pal and I dated years ago. It wasn’t good. He’s a great friend and a horrid boyfriend. Oh well. I GET STEAK AND A SCROLL SAW TODAY! It really can’t get better than that. I mean, if the saw showed up today instead of waiting for it to ship that would be cool, but this way I have plenty of time to glue patterns to boards in preparation!
-- -Kim, Peyton, CO