Welcome to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board, an online scroll saw forum community where you can join thousands of scrollers from around the world discussing all things related to Scrolling. To gain full access to the message board you must register for a free account.
As a registered member you will be able to:
* Browse over 200,000 posts.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Support Team.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|12-23-2013, 03:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: retired and scrolling is hobby
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello i'm new hope i do this right. My scroll saw just failed . Iwould like opines on best saw to buy
|12-23-2013, 03:29 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chugiak, Alaska
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Welcome! Search this forum for your answer. These guys have a ton of advice & lots of opinions. When they start to reply they will need some information first like what type of items do you like to make? Good luck. Merry Christmas!
|The Following User Says Thank You to alaskagirl For This Useful Post:|
|12-23-2013, 04:18 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Littleton, NC
Thanked 151 Times in 145 Posts
Welcome Merle. There are lot of saws on the market from about $200 to $2,000. Must of the cheapies(Sears, Ryobi) are not very good. Delta has a couple models but the company is in trouble and parts/services does not really exist. In the mid range market you have Dewalt for about $500 and the Excalibur for about $750. On the $1,000 plus range you have the Hawk, Hegner and Eclipse.
|The Following User Says Thank You to NC Scroller For This Useful Post:|
|12-23-2013, 04:31 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bellport, LI New York
Thanked 421 Times in 376 Posts
And I heard that Eclipse is for sale.
RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association
|12-24-2013, 12:37 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dayton, TN
Thanked 254 Times in 247 Posts
Welcome to the forum from TN. Everyone has their opinion on saws. I have both a DeWalt and Excalibur. My only suggestion is to buy the best you can afford.
ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN
|The Following User Says Thank You to Sandy Oaks For This Useful Post:|
|12-25-2013, 10:05 AM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lubbock Texas
Blog Entries: 2
Thanked 112 Times in 94 Posts
Yes ... as Denny wrote, buy the best you can afford. I think the choice of a saw depends on what kind of scroll saw projects you want to do. If all you plan to do is fretwork, then a hobby grade saw like a DeWalt will suit you fine. These are very user friendly saws. If you plan to cut thicker woods (3/4") in doing intarsia, compound cutting, toy making, bowl making, inlay,or thicker stack cutting, in my experience you need a more durable saw if you want it to last much over a year. Many folks swear by their DeWalt that they have had for many years but I suspect they are mainly doing fretwork on thin woods. I do not do fretwork and killed a Dewalt in 20 months cutting thicker woods. I have read others buy a new one or get it rebuilt every 18 months. My friend who makes toys from 1 1/2" pine and poplar goes through a DeWalt saw motor one a year. After 5 motors he has tossed out his DeWalt also. I have a Hegner that is 27 years old that runs fine and a Jet that is only 25 years old that I use most every day now. These saws have induction motors not the brushed kind. I can still get parts for my Hegners. (Jet no longer offers a scroll saw.) I can only speak to DeWalt, Harbor Freight, Jet and Hegner saws. These are the ones I have owned.
In God We Trust
Hegner Polymax- 3
|The Following User Says Thank You to Jim Finn For This Useful Post:|