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Forum topic by muleskinner posted 03-22-2013 01:47 AM 1212 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2013 01:47 AM

I don’t think it’s possible to know less about scrollsaws than I do. The only thing I know is that one would be handy once in a while. I’m not planning any fancy fretwork or ornate decorative pieces, just something that allows a little more finesse than my Black & Decker sabre saw when it comes to cutting openings and basic shapes.

Is this Craftsman model #315.216260 an adequate saw for a beginner? Would it be capable of work beyond what I now plan? Or would it be a waste of $40?


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#1 posted 03-22-2013 01:56 AM

I have no idea. This is at your best.

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 12:40 PM

WELL, first of all does it work and have tried cutting wood with it? Does the blower tube work? IF so far you have answered YES then I think we are on track. It looks clean and unused. Your alternative is that new ones are priced around $100. I would offer less first. I would see if they will throw in something FREE. I think that I see the blades clear enough to tell they are plain end. I was given one that had pin ends with and plain end adapter – did not ever work well. Finally, if you really have a need for it and will use it, YES I would pay that price.

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 12:48 PM

I think it’s a good price. Always offer less to begin with. I spent a little over a $100 for a new skil that looks a lot like the craftsman. It is doing what I want. If it runs I don’t think you can go wrong.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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