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Forum topic by piper posted 12-05-2007 04:19 AM 992 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2007 04:19 AM

Thinking about getting a scroll saw. Im not sure how much Ill use it yet. I have looked at the Dewalt and the Delta is the price differance justifiable.

-- piper

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#1 posted 12-05-2007 04:33 AM

Piper I have the DeWalt 20” throat. I use it quite a lot and like it. I had a Delta a long time ago and did not like the vibration I got with it. I used it for a long time and put up with the vibration. The DeWalt was like putting clean sheets on the bed——a dream!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 12-05-2007 04:34 AM

Hey Piper. I have one and don’t use a lot, but I have the Delta. I think one of the reasons I don’t use it is that I hate it. When I go to woodworking shows, and watch the folks using the Dewalt, they have smiles on their face and seem to be enjoying effortless scrolling. I hang on to mine like I’m jackhammering the floor. I’d like to be that free and easy guy, not the jackhammer guy. If I was going to use it, I’d only buy the Dewalt. It’s one of the great bargains in woodworking of that sort.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 12-05-2007 05:47 AM

Major scroll saw folk (with unlimited budgets) have favored Hegner, RBI and Sommerville Excalibur saws for years. The DeWalt saw up till 2003 was made by Sommerville (in Canada), DeWalt wanted to have manufacture of these saws done in the Taiwan for a savings in production costs and since then Sommerville bid the DeWalt saw they manufactured adieu. But many of the features of the saw harken back to it’s previous bloodline. For the money, the DeWalt is probably the best saw around under a grand. I wish I had the cash for one, but if I won the lottery tomorrow I would probably jump for the Excalibur like a duck on a junebug, but as it is with next to no dispensible tool cash at present, I lust for the DeWalt 788.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 12-05-2007 05:18 PM

I like my Dremel.

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