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Old 02-02-2010, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default Buying Dewalt and Getting started

I will buy a new Dewalt this month. Debating whether to buy the Dewalt stand or make my own bench. What do you experienced scrollers find more comfortable? Intend to equip myself with foot pedal for on/off control and magnifying lamp. How have others made their saw mobile? I will have to move it around a cluttered garage. My thought is to attach wheels to front legs which will contact the floor when the rear of the saw is elevated. Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

I live in Florida in Sarasota area and am looking for a scroll saw club to share ideas and ask questions
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
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I have the Dewalt on the factory stand. The stand is solid and can be adjusted for your height. IMHO it is worth the price. IF you put it on wheels get good quality double locking casters. Not the cheap HF ones.
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I have the DeWalt stand also. Works great for me - nice and solid and I like the adjustment that lets the front of the saw tilt down so I can better see what I'm cutting. But I sit on a stool when I use it and I've never quite figured out a good way to use my foot switch. There's another thread around here that talked about that and I'm going to try to use some of the ideas in there to make a stand that raises the foot switch to a good level for me when I'm sitting on the stool.
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I'm also in the Sarasota area and have yet to find a scroll saw club. I have an EX-21 which I love and use both a magnifying lamp and a foot pedal. I have no trouble sitting on a stool and using the pedal. Works fine.

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I have a dewalt on a sturdy workbench tabletop (for space reasons). I do own the factory stand, but have never put it together. I have it bolted down and it works great. I do not have the foot switch, but have read that those who do love it and it makes good sense.
I have a magnifying lamp from an old dremel, but without drilling a hole in my dewalt, I haven't come up with a way to use it. I do have the dewalt lamp, and wouldn't be without it.
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