|Forum topic by HardWoodHead||posted 1357 days ago||11639 views||1 time favorited||25 replies|
1357 days ago
Like LumberJock member Craftsman on the lake I want a decent scroll saw but can’t justify spending the $ 500.00 plus to get to the real nice machines. Also like him I don’t want to toss out $ 100.00 to get something that is virtually worthless. At any rate here are a couple of machines I have narrowed down to.
The Craftsman appears to be yet another “one off” Sear’s model as I cannot seem to locate much about it. I did, however; find an users’ manual and one person who wrote somewhat of a review and said he would not buy it again although what he cited as problems seemed to me trivial. Perhaps he is justified as the price new was probably a bit more than what I could get the used one at. The link to the only review I found regarding the Craftsman is here http://www.airfieldmodels.com/informationsource/modelbuildingtools/scrollsaws.htm
Used twice-Excellent condition: Craftsman 137-21620020” model with stand $ 150.00
Next is the Harbour Freight job. LumberJock member Abbott said he was going to look at one and decide between it and the Hitachi CW40 at Lowe’s. It looks pretty heavy duty and the price is, well its cheap.
New: Central Machinery (Harbour Freight 93012-5VGA) $ 79.99
If any of you have any experience or heard anything about either of these saws please respond here with your comments or suggestions as to other saws. I have only honed in on these two saws because of my recent search and the fact that I have Scroll Saw Fever. So I welcome any and all input and guidance. I have also looked at the Hitachi CW40 16” at Lowe’s (with stand $ 179.00) and a practically new (used twice) Task Force 16” SS162VHW for $ 60.00 (I think Lowe’s discontinued). Thank you!
-- Dan Benson---Hitchcock, Texas......Got wood?