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Forum topic by Yavanna posted 09-30-2016 10:10 PM 206 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Yavanna

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09-30-2016 10:10 PM

Hello Everyone… I am just starting out with scroll-sawing.
I found a Type 1 DeWalt on Craigslist but the seller didn’t have the manual.
After doing some reading on several scrollsaw forums (or fora?) it appears that the Type 1 and the Delta 40-690 are identical.
There are several of the Delta manuals available for about $12 on ebay (free shipping).
Should I go on an order one of those?
Any other newbie-necessary advice for me?
Thanks


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Jim Finn

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 12:31 AM

Can you not find this manual on line and print it out? https://www.manualslib.com/manual/556654/Dewalt-Dw788.html

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 12:36 AM

I once had a type two DeWalt 788 but killed in in 20 months of use. I have a friend that had to replace the motor on his 788 every year for five years until he gave up on it. This is a great cutting saw as long as you are cutting thin material. Plywood. My friend and I both use ours for making toys cutting 1 1/2” pine and this saw will not stand up with that kind of use. I now have Hegner saws.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Yavanna

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#3 posted 10-01-2016 12:52 AM

Thank you Jim….

When I did a search, noting came up. And then I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to determine if the manual was for a Type 1 or Type 2.
This one has a copyright date of 1997 so it’s for a Type 1.

As for using the saw, since I’m just starting out it should suffice.
I don’t intend to cut much else except 3/4 inch pine, and maybe basswood and Baltic birch.

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 10:28 AM

Yavanna; There are a great many DeWalt 788s out there and there are users that know a lot more about your saw than I do. There are three forums I frequent, all on scroll sawing. I recommend them all.http://forum.scrollsawer.com/
http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/forum
http://www.stevedgood.com/community/index.php There are many uses for a scroll saw. I suggest you investigate them all. Too many people just do one type of scroll saw work, Fretwork. I do not do fretwork but I have done: Box and bowl making, compound cutting, intarsia, toy making, puzzle making, segmentation, sign lettering, and my personal favorite, double bevel inlay.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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