Dremel 1830 18" Variable Speed Scroll Saw

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Forum topic by j_olsen posted 11-19-2009 05:27 AM 5918 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2009 05:27 AM

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I found this on craigslist for $125 and I’m wanting to get opinions if this saw is worth buying or just save money for the Dewalt 788. The add says it’s only got 5 minutes on it and bought this year.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 07:08 AM

If you’ve never used a scroll saw before it might be a good idea to get the Dremel to find out if you like it before you spend $500 on the DeWalt and find you don’t like to scroll saw. Try to get the person on Craigslist to come down on the price I think I paid way less than $125 for my used Dremel one to find out I never use it much.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 11-19-2009 01:57 PM

I bought one second hand, paid about
75.00 dollars for it, it’s been a good saw
for me. No trouble at all. That’s been
five years ago. Don’t use it much anymore
though. Still works good too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-19-2009 02:09 PM

I do not know about the dremel, but i have the dewalt and i love it. If you are going to do a lot of scroll sawing i would wait and get the dewalt, but if not the dremel might serve the purpose. One of the things to look for on a scroll saw is blade changing and setting the tension and on the dewalt it is super simple.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 11:47 PM

Its not THAT great of a deal. You can buy a new one for $30 more from a store with a guarantee and/or return policy. Check prices online.

I’m sure its a fine machine. But I also like my DeWalt.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 11:51 PM

Thanks for all the info—It’s time to hold out for a while!!

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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