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Forum topic by MaurerPower posted 01-04-2017 11:47 PM 1001 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MaurerPower

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01-04-2017 11:47 PM

Woohoo! I think I got a really good deal on this. It’s a dewalt 788 scroll saw plus a foot switch, and it was only $50! it runs like new; it just has a little surface rust. I already have a Craftsman scroll saw, but it vibrates A LOT (it will walk off my bench if it isn’t bolted down). Normally I wouldn’t brag, but I’m too excited about getting this saw haha.


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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 01-05-2017 12:00 AM

Way to go! I’m thinking you have earned a, you suck. I never see good deals like that on craigslist in my area.

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Grampjim

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 05:50 PM

Well done! I paid $350 for mine on CL about 4 years ago. I started with a Craftsman and would NEVER go back. You will love this saw!

-- Jim

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 06:03 PM

I’ll say it was a deall! I haven’t seen one quite that cheap, they usually are listed $250+.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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MaurerPower

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#4 posted 01-07-2017 08:04 PM

I know! The last one I saw was about 300. I almost want to sell it and take the profit haha.

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 01-07-2017 10:03 PM

Dang, now I feel cheated….
I paid $150 for my nearly new DW788….

Yeah, you earned a “YOU SUCK!!!”

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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daddydave

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 01:42 PM

DadGumIt!! Been watchin’ CL for a month, lowest I saw was $350. So just bought a new one. With that luck you had ought to go to the casino. Congrats!!!

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RDan

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#7 posted 01-14-2017 09:51 PM

That is a great price, mine was $175 2 years ago with stand on the other side of WI. Love it, but still need to finish my shop relocation in the basement, so I can use it. Dan

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Gittyup

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#8 posted 01-14-2017 10:08 PM

excellent score!

-- tel

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tomsteve

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#9 posted 01-26-2017 02:49 PM

a craigslist scrollsaw brag gets a craiglist scollsaw deal “you suck.” :)

excellent deal! is it a type 1?
although the dewalt is smooth running, something to help make it smoother running is to bolt it to your workbench with some rubber between the saw and bench. I was quite surprised how doing that made such a difference.

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tomsteve

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#10 posted 01-26-2017 02:56 PM


So just bought a new one. With that luck you had ought to go to the casino. Congrats!!!

- daddydave

I think a better idea is to donate any savings to the TOM foundation- a non profit organization helping support the woodworking hobby for people named TOM in my shop.
and we have a new by law- anyone can call themselves TOM in TOMs shop. :)

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