which size saw to pick-21"or 30"?

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Forum topic by doordude posted 11-11-2013 06:48 AM 856 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2013 06:48 AM

Just learning marquetry. want to do some marquetry on a cabinet door and blanket chest. I perceive, that the longest portion would be 24 inches long x 18 inches wide. I’m going to buy an Excaliber saw,so which size? it’s not a matter of price; just the right saw to cover all uses. But if a 21 inch would do, then i’ll save $200.00 bucks. So guy’s; tell me which way to go!

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#1 posted 11-11-2013 07:01 AM

Sooner or later you’ll kick yourself for not getting the 30 just as many buy a 14” bandsaw and are kicking themselves a couple of years later. In metalwork it’s welders” all I need is 180 amp”........until a guy shows up and wants you to build a dozer trailer.Mot&^ F*/>k. I shoulda bough the 250a for $300 more !

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 02:21 PM

If you want a scroll saw for general scrolling, get the bigger one. It will come in handy if not now, then later.

If marquetry is what you really want to pursue then consider a chevalet. I bought a scroll saw to do marquetry and since I built my chevy it gathers dust. The chevalet is well covered in the chevalet clubhouse

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 02:44 AM

thanks for the input to loco and paul

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