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Old 12-09-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hello forum , iv just started this scroll sawing about a month ago,its a great hobby so far. Iv been practising on some laminate flooring I had spare,it works well & looks nice when cut but only problem the laminate stuff can chip off at delicate parts, though I am using pin-end blades with a 30 saw & a shaky table,lol......

Anyway I got a Parkside PDKS 120 scroll saw for 30 from that German store Lidl,it seems like a great bargain so far & plus it got me interested in scrolling. I now want to upgrade my saw so I can use pin-less blades. I would like the dewalt saw but to expensive,may be some other time. The *Scheppach DECO 402 400mm Scroll Saw 230V* is around my price range at 119, woud this be a decent saw to go with & will it take flying Dutchman blades or should I just keep saving for a better saw? Great forum by the way & I hope its ok putting my questions in this section. Cheers PJ
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome to the group PJ

I'm sorry - I can't give you an opinion on the Scheppach DECO 402 400mm Scroll Saw 230V scroll saw you mentioned since I'm not familar with the brand but if you asked this in the Tools section, there might be some folks from your part of the world that know the brand.

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Cheers for the welcome Toni, I just got some info from the supplier & the saw will take those blades. I'll check out the tools section. thanks for the tip.

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welcome too the forum celtic scroll,
i also come from ireland,and i use a scheppach deco tronic,
i find it too be a good saw,you wont get a dewalt in ireland,they dont export it over here,as far as i know,
anyway the scheppach does take both pinned and pinnless blades,
i mainly ccut potraits,and run spirals on my saw no problem,
hope this helps,any other problems feel free too get in touch,.........tony
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Cheers for that info Tony, that gets rid of the dewalt idea for now anyway. I was looking at the scheppach deco tronic but I think it was about 250 - 300, a little more than i can afford at the minute.. Iv just seen another saw on ebay & amazon called *Record power ss16v* so I will need to make a decision between that & the Scheppach DECO 402. Arggggggggggggg I hate these decisions,lol. I cant wait to use better blades , ill let you know how i get on.
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the only thing about ebay and amazon is you have too factor in delivery charges.
good luck with what ever you choose,and welcome again too the forum,
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Hiya PJ welcome to the forum. I recognise your problems getting a decent saw. I've started with a Draper saw - it's not great but got better after I took a couple of the guards off and fitted a conversion kit to take pinless blades.

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Mike's Workshop English featuring: my life story, a cancer survivor, scrollsawing samples and tips, community service, list of favorite sites and Flying Dutchman fretsaw blades for sale.

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Welcome to the forum PJ, You will like the folks on this forum. There is a vast wealth of know how that is happily shared. Never be afraid to ask questions and rag on Mike he likes it.
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Yea oily I think i will be asking loads of questions ,I think im going to end up hooked on this forum,been reading all day on it,lol....Mayo Farmer iv just been reading about the conversion kit,ill have to look into it a little more, more ideas to confuse me .
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Welcome to the forum PJ you certainly came to the right place, there is plenty of help and advice here, just 'oller. I'm from England and have been scrolling with a 100 saw for the past 2 years and have had some great results with it. I'm ready to upgrade after the Holidays but you can make some great stuff on a budget saw.
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