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|03-14-2014, 01:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2014
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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!
|03-14-2014, 03:18 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hamilton, Montana
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Welcome A Board!! We are pleased you found us.
It would be difficult to find a friendlier or more knowledgeable group on the net re: woodworking.
Share your knowledge and do not hesitate to ask questions. The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.
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Take a few minutes to read through them. They are chock full of great information.
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Be sure and share pics of your projects. We thrive on pictures. You will find we are not a judgmental group.
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|03-14-2014, 06:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Missoula MT
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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.
♫ ♫ Floyd ↔MONTANA WOOD GUY (Missoula)
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|03-15-2014, 11:51 AM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Manchester, TN
Blog Entries: 16
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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.
|03-15-2014, 12:07 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Michigan
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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.
Stoney aka Al
This gettin old stuff ain't for sissies!