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Old 02-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm a retired Navy vet that has acquired an interest scrolling. I recently purchased the new PorterCable model PCB375SS. This is my first attempt at scrolling and this one seems to be cutting pretty smooth. Some reviews have the PorterCable as one of the better saws for beginners, of which I certainly am.
Of course, I was also considering an Excaliber, but my budget said no. I'm hoping the PorterCable will suffice for now. Comments ?
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Welcome popi. I have never used the PC saw but have read a lot of good reviews on them. I am fairly new myself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum from another TN. Enjoy this wonderful hobby.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:55 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, I've looked at that saw at home depot and they look good but that's about the extent of my knowledge.
Get yourself some flying Dutchman blades from Mike and start cutting. I think you will find its fun. Check out Steve Goods free patterns , I'm sure you can find some that you will want to play with. Have fun and again, welcome.
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Can't comment on the saw, but, welcome to the forum!

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Welcome from another Navy vet. Have not used that saw but heard good things for entry level.
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Welcome fellow veteran to the forum from Central Texas. I am fairly new myself. I am confidant we will learn from here.

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Welcome to the forums, I have not used that saw but heard great reviews on it. I have a Shop Fox and it is not too bad of a saw. It does well for me. One day I will get Big Yellow or the EX saw but right now can't afford it. I had to get my computer fixed and that cost to I did have to take money out of my Big Yellow savings to get that done. You will enjoy scrolling. If you have any questions on cutting and of course the blades, there are plenty of people her to help. Mike sells great FD blades from his workshop and he is the man! He can set you up with some blades. His site is www.mikesworkshop.com. Have a great day Fay
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Welcome. There are many different facets of scroll sawing. I suggest you look into doing more than one. Different scroll saw projects include: Toy making, fretwork, bowl making, inlay,sign lettering, intarsia, segmentation etc.
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