21108Re: scrollsawing buying a used scroll saw
- Oct 30, 2013Stan,
Retired that means your in Arkansas now?
I think that is what you said a few years back that was where the retirement farm is.
That is why I bought before I retired I told my wife I am buying the best while I can knowing retirement was just a few years away.
But I was wrong with that assessment Germans bought out the company and I was one of many older employees that was sent packing.
Bad back scheduled for surgery left me with no choice but go with SS disability.
but I had the saw and been loving it ever since.
Spiral blades just can say arrgh :)
But the pieces I am working on do not fit even my 30" what one does for the loved ones hehe
On Monday, October 28, 2013 8:25 AM, stan mashek <KESTAR2@...> wrote:
Yes the EXCALIBUR I guess is the best saw on the market now. I know Steve Good had used the Dewalt 788 for years and now has upgraded to the Excalibur and loves it. I would like to try one but now retired and that's allot of money. So guess I will just using my Dewalt until I can make and sell enough stuff to pay for one. Those spiral blades I don't like them and just go to a small blade size and go slower so far has worked out ok. Do you use the FLYING Dutchman blades? I agree with you anyone that is thinking about buying a scrollsaw if possible should try them out you can feel the difference right away and which one feels good to you. The changing of the blades is one very important part to me and cutting smooth. Tks Stan
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:17:47 -0700
Subject: Re: scrollsawing buying a used scroll saw
yep I would say Stan has given accurate information. Before I retired I decided to buy a new saw while working so I was out to get the best I could buy. Went to the Texas show and there it was a 30" Excalibur, Tried it and then My son in law and I walk up to the DeWalt machine turned it on and then such it off smiled and bought the Excalibur and I can only say pleased as can be every since.
I recently started a project for my daughter in law that the 30" table is not big enough. I am using spiral blades and can say the saw really does not like the reverse or side cutting action. I have spent a life time working on industrial machinery or many sizes and had learned early in my career to listen to them they talk :) to you.
I really don't think any machine designed to cut in one direction is not seeing strains on it parts while using the spirals.
The Ex cuts like its going through butter. Learning the tensioning on it was difficult but now not much of an issue other then the tension knob is 30" in front of you so one has to get up to set tension. Just a really nice saw to cut with. I cut for hours at a time and never have issues from vibration like I did with my 20" Sears and or especially with the 18" Ryobi. Ryobi your hands start numbing out after 30 minutes. the Sears saw I had bolted to a custom table and about an hour had to walk away from it.
My suggestion is go and try out as many of the brands your interested in and then make your decision.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:47 AM, "chuckflanagan@..." <chuckflanagan@...> wrote:
HiI bought a Hawk 22 vs for 400 and have loved it. I looked at craigslist in my local area and found some used Hegners for 799 but found a new 226 vs for 475.hi,,,i have a little experience with an old delta homecraft scroll saw, it works fine for some very simple projects, but I don't think I could begin to do fine work especially inside cuts. I am sure this was discussed before but this new group format makes it hard to search old post. would a used rbi scroll saw be worth buying? say for $400 or less? also what about the hegner look a likes? any other manufactures recommended? thank you dan in PA
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