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Old 03-14-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Hello from Blue Springs, MO.

New to the art. So new, I don't even own a scroll saw yet. I'm a fledgling turner. I went to the recent wood-working show here in Kansas City and saw some very interesting things and got curious... Now I can't stop looking!

I'm also terrified to buy a scroll-saw for fear of getting the wrong one. I will take the plunge soon! Thanks for having me!
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from TN. As for a scroll saw, buy the best you can afford.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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Welcome A Board!! We are pleased you found us.

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Old 03-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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Welcome! Justin!
I'd vote for you to own a DeWalt, however, there are cheaper and more expensive ones. So, find the one you like and share with us your experiences.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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The most newly purchased saws on the forum are Dewalt and Excalibur which are both very good. If you have the finances, up in price from there is Hegner and Hawk.

If you aren't ready to put that kind of money on a saw, do not go lower than the Porter Cable from Lowes for around $200. I dont' recommend that saw, but it is the better of evils in that price range. If you get serious in the hobby, you will end up with one of the saws I listed prior.

Also, if you are patient and willing to shop, you can often find the top tier saws on Craigs list at a fraction of the price. You just have to check out those saws carefully before purchasing.

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Old 03-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
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Yea Justin good advice already given. I wouldn't spring for a top end saw until I found out just how much I liked this hobby.

You know it's to bad a person can't rent a decent quality scroll saw for a period of time so they can really decide if they like scrolling.
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