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Old 10-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone own a PS Wood Machines scroll saw, the 21" model? Do you like it, if so why. If you don't like it, why not? I am considering buying one to replace my Dremel 1830 (now out of production) saw.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Anyone out there own a PS Wood Machines scroll saw? Anyone?
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Not me, I have a Delta P-20

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Never used one, but I think I recall that someone in the club either had one or researched one at some point. If you are able to make the November meeting, you could ask around there. If not, I'll try & remember to then post a response. However, that's a couple weeks away and with my memory............................................ ..............what was I saying, again?

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I used one at one of the woodworking shows that I went to a couple of years ago. It was a solid machine that was belt driven, I think 5 speeds
The front to back blade motion was a bit to agressive for my taste.
It reminded me of my older Delta SS350. It seemed to be well made. I don't remmember how easy or hard it was to change blades.
Personaly for the price of the saw I would look for a saw that was more up to date. I.e. the Excalibur for about the same price.
Go to their web site and watch the video of the saw in use. It will tell you all you need to know.
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Thanks Bill and Rolf. I am also considering the Excaliber but wondering if the new school Excaliber is really all that much better than the tried and true old school PS Wood Machines scroll saw.
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Barb, the owner of PS Wood is located in PA. On her web site she has information of dealers and Woodworking shows for 2009/2010. You might check the site and take one for a test drive. I have cut with one a couple of times but I don't owen one. She also has a demo on Youtube.
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Steve is right you should take a test drive of any saw that you buy.
I don't like any saw where I need tools to change blades, or can't top feed. But those are my needs.

It all depends on what you want to do.
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Hi----no not much about the saw but if you were thinking re the ex. then why not go all the way if you can afford and get a totally reliable Hegner------Tom
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It depends on what you want. I dislike the fact that you need to use a tool to change blades with a Hegner, and the fact that you cannot top feed a Hegner.

I prefer the RBI G4, the Excalibur line, and the DW788, all of which can be top fed. Once I started top feeding, you couldn't pay me to go back to feeding from the bottom!

Honestly, there's no "best" saw out there. Each of them has pros and cons. For me, the cons of the Hegner and similar saws outweigh the pros.
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