Dewalt Scoll Saw Vibration?

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Forum topic by Marcus posted 06-06-2015 09:45 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2015 09:45 PM

Brand new to scroll sawing, just got the Dewalt scroll saw as an early father’s day present. All of the reviews of the saw said it was great and vibration free. So I wasn’t surprised when I turned it 9n and it was solid as a rock. I started slowly going up through the speeds, and right about at speed 4, some vibration was introduced. You can see it by how much the dust blower moves. By the time I got to speed 5,the vibration is completely gone again. Now up to speed 7 and 8…it vibrates quite a bit. Is this normal? Having never played with a scroll saw I have no expectations, just sort of surprised based on what I read in reviews.

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#1 posted 06-06-2015 11:19 PM

The proper speed sitting with this scroll saw is usually not at the maximum, you have to find its sweet spot where it is high enough to cut but not too high to vibrate. just like when you adjust your router speed.

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#2 posted 06-06-2015 11:22 PM

I have owned my Dewalt scroll saw for many years and no noticeable vibration. The flexible blower hose quickly broke but otherwise it has been a dependable saw. You can try adding rubber padding beneath the feet.

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#3 posted 06-06-2015 11:37 PM

Here is a link to (1 of 4) videos, by Gwinnett Woodworking, describing the care and refurbishment of the DW788 scroll saw. Very informative…. DEFINITELY worth a watch!!!

Here is a link to more repair/rehab of the DW788 scrollsaw….

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