LumberJocks

Scroll saws

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by piper posted 12-05-2007 04:19 AM 702 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View piper's profile

piper

101 posts in 2797 days


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


4 replies so far

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2914 posts in 2616 days


#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!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2756 days


#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)

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

3966 posts in 2784 days


#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.

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2881 days


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

I like my Dremel.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase