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Forum topic by Blakep posted 09-13-2011 03:20 PM 1952 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blakep

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09-13-2011 03:20 PM

Have any of you guys ever used a 16” Dremel Scroll Saw? I was just wondering if they are worth anything? I found one locally that is new in the box for $75 and was just wondering if it would be worth buying or not.


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#1 posted 09-13-2011 03:34 PM

Here is a pic of the saw I am talking about

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 04:28 PM

Dremel made a very good inexpesive scroll saw for the avarage home owner. If you are planing on using it more that that you might want to consider upgrading to the Delta or the Excalaber both are priced higher and are of high quality for production work.

-- M&M Tool and Machinery www.toolsandmachinery.com

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 04:33 PM

I have never used a scroll saw before so it may be a good beginner saw. Is it worth $75? Its supposed to be new and still in the box.

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 04:47 PM

Yes its a great beginner saw and at a great deal they were about $125 new. An other thing to be aware of is that they did discontinued this saw. So parts will not be avalable in the near future if you need them.

-- M&M Tool and Machinery www.toolsandmachinery.com

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#5 posted 09-13-2011 04:47 PM

I have had one for quite a while and it works OK but not great. Good for very thin stock and is kind of noisy. also vibrates more than my buddy’s Craftsman. Make sure it works and offer him $60.

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#6 posted 09-13-2011 05:04 PM

Thanks guys for the responses guys and I will over $60 and see what he says. Can you guys think of any parts that are known to break on these that if I buy it that I should stock up on while they are available?

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#7 posted 09-13-2011 05:50 PM

I bought a used Tradesman (same as Dremel) several years ago for $50.00 that had very little use. It’s not a great saw, but works ok for occasional work. If you are going to get into stuff like intarsia, I’d save up and get aa better one.

The crank shaft (the thingy that turns the rotational movement on the motor to an up and down motion) on mine broke, but I didn’t have any problem getting a replacement part.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 09-13-2011 06:18 PM

Thanks Joe. I think if I can get it for $60 I may buy it just to see if I like doing scroll saw work. If I do then I can save up and invest in an Excalibur or something better. I just don’t want to spend that much up front and then it be a tool that I rarely use.

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