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Gopher

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01-30-2013 03:56 PM

Excalibur, is it really worth the money?


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#1 posted 01-30-2013 04:00 PM

Never owned a sword before.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 04:02 PM

I owned one and it did a great job,I just found it took up to much room and I didn’t cut enough sheet goods to give up all that floor space.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 04:02 PM

Yes, if you can pull it from the stone!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 04:08 PM

Gopher is inquiring about the scroll saw I think.

I will say that some marquetry specialists like to have a
scroll saw with as deep a throat as they can find,
and the Excaliber 30” model appeals to some of
those artisans.

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 06:33 PM

Well….. If it is the cross cut, I have used mine almost daily for 10 years, with out a hitch. I am about to add an automated fence to mine. It does take up space, as A1jim points out, but if you have the space, go big. they all take about the same footprint.

If we ARE talking about the scroll saw. I don’t know.

If the sword…. Depends on if you can get it out of the rock or not.. by the time I got mine out, there was already a parlement so turned out to be a lot of extra work, with out much benefit, so it sits in the closet now. :)

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 07:20 PM

Is it for sale ?? IE we need to know which product you are talking about . . .

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 08:19 PM

if you are into scrolling, the excalibur is worth it. But you can get buy with lesser saws quite well. The biggest advantage is the tilting head, it is the only saw with that feature.

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 08:47 PM

“Excalibur, is it really worth the money?”

King Arthur would say YES

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#9 posted 01-31-2013 12:56 AM

I’ve got the 21” and I love the tilting head. Great saw, have yet to even look at another. Gave up my sword when I got my 1911 (easier to carry on the harley, much more efficient, doesnt require sharpening or blood removal after use). Never used the cross cut sled.

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Gopher

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#10 posted 01-31-2013 12:58 AM

I was asking about the scroll saw, and I thank all for there replies.
I also enjoy a good laugh, I should have explained better.
Also, as soon as I cane get Merlin to conjer up a wad of cash, I’ll be getting one,
because the wife isn’t being very helpful on this one.

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William

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#11 posted 01-31-2013 01:10 PM

Is it worth the money?
As with just about anything one purchases, it depends on the buyer.
I do not currently own an Excaliber scroll saw.
I doubt I ever will.
If I ever when the lottery though (and I don’t even play), there would be a brand spanking new 30” in my shop as soon as possible.

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#12 posted 01-31-2013 01:17 PM

Yes, I really like mine.EX21

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#13 posted 01-31-2013 03:24 PM

I don’t own and excaliber, but I do own a 26in. RBI. Believe it or not, my wife talked me into it. I love it when I use it. The extra throut depth is great. The problem is that I don’t use it as often as I use to. When I bought it, it was worth the money because I used it all the time. I have no regrets for buying it but, if I had to do it again, I would have to think long and hard about how much time I would spend on it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#14 posted 01-31-2013 04:15 PM

I bought my wife one for Christmas (EX30) and it is worth every penny! The wife had a dewalt for several years and there is absolutely no comparison!

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#15 posted 02-01-2013 10:43 PM

Hi Gopher. Yes, it is worth the price. I have the 30” model and I love it. It’s the best tool in my shop. You can see it on my workshop page. It has just about every feature a scroll sawyer could want and more! No, i don’t work for them. I had to pay nealy twice as much for one here in Norway as you would pay in Canada or the US, but it’s still worth it! I suggest you check out it’s many features, they are all well thought thru for ease of use and increased productivity.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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