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Forum topic by MC73 posted 11-10-2014 03:17 AM 837 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MC73

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11-10-2014 03:17 AM

Howdy pardners,

I’m trying to kill the coming winter by learning to use a scroll saw.
Which one will be better:

Craftsman, Wen or Shop Fox. All 16”.

Or any idea of a saw under 300?

Thank you for your time

Michael


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 03:23 AM

Of the three, I’d pick the shop fox. But you can find better saws on CL within your price range. I bought my 21” RBI Hawk for $250. I’ve seen an 18” Hegner for $150. And sometimes Dewalt 788s come up for a good price.

I know some people must have the new tool smell and warranty, but I’ve had good luck with used tools. A warranty’s no good to me anyhow, because I almost always void the warranty by modifying the tool. I feel less guilty by doing that to a used one.

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 03:27 AM

There are a lot better saws out there than those 3. DeWalt probably best for the money. Excaliber is the cadillac but you pay for it. I have a Skil which is similar to the craftsman. It does what I need it to do. If I was going to do more scrolling tha what I do I would definitely step up to the Dewalt.

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 07:05 PM

What about a Delta Q3?

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 03:42 PM



Of the three, I d pick the shop fox. But you can find better saws on CL within your price range. I bought my 21” RBI Hawk for $250. I ve seen an 18” Hegner for $150. And sometimes Dewalt 788s come up for a good price.

I know some people must have the new tool smell and warranty, but I ve had good luck with used tools. A warranty s no good to me anyhow, because I almost always void the warranty by modifying the tool. I feel less guilty by doing that to a used one.

- runswithscissors

What about CL 130.00 Delta Q3?
How old could that be?

Thank you

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