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Forum topic by soccer2010 posted 09-01-2014 07:59 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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soccer2010

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09-01-2014 07:59 PM

i found a good condition dewalt 20 scroll saw for sale. It has a 3-amp B&D replacement motor on it. His asking price seems high ($275). Any thoughts or advice?

-- John


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kyscroller

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 08:32 PM

New they are almost twice that new with a stand. I would think that would be a good price if it’s in good shape.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 08:53 PM

The original motor was only 1.3AMPS….
Not sure how the 3AMP motor would effect performance.
Does the variable speed work?
Is the motor RPM, hence strokes/min, the same as original specifications?

The price COULD be about right, depending upon condition.
A new motor assembly is around $240.00.
If the replacement motor has different spec and/or the VS does NOT work, I wouldn’t buy it for more than $75.00 to $100.00.

-- 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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Bill White

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 09:45 PM

A B&D motor?? Is that to mean a Black and Decker motor?
Bill

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soccer2010

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 09:52 PM

Yes … it’s a black and decker motor
RPM is correct and variable speed works.
I’m thinking $200 is a fair price.

-- John

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distrbd

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 10:42 PM

I would not buy it period,that scroll saw may have been abused to the point of burning the motor which means other moving parts are also worn out and will soon need replacing,a B & D motor is installed on it so it can be sold,
I would walk away from the deal at any price.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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