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Need to get a scroll saw to make my grandaughter an "old woman in a shoe" toy. Got the plan from Meisel. She'll be 2 in about 3 weeks. I've looked at what sears has to offer, and looked on E-Bay. And looked at a Porter Cable at Lowes, and a Skil there also. Don't care to buy the Skil. Have a Skil router, and hate it. Gimme some ideas.
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I have the Craftsman 18'' Scroll Saw (21609) I have had it since 2007 it is a good starter saw good for price for $200.00 it has a foot control, blower,light I have not had any problems with it at all. you get get a better one but at a much higher price.
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Greetings Tom and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us, and remember to have fun, build well and above all be safe.

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Have you looked on Craigslist? I found mine on there. Good luck!
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I bought the Porter Cable from Lowe's, just recently. It's "ok". I had a Hitachi one before, in the same price range. And it was a much better saw. But Hitachi doesn't build scroll saws anymore.
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Guys for your information this is a very old thread dating back to 2010.

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I just attended a scroll saw demo at woodcraft store. It was more like a swap stories and tips than a demo but we got to try the Excalibur 16" It also became an informal saw review since owners of hegner dewalt delta and excalibur were there.

I am a rookie so I was all ears about what is important to them in a saw. Tensioning was first blade change second and all want more speed
So those should be what you look for

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I bought the Porter Cable from Lowe's, just recently. It's "ok". I had a Hitachi one before, in the same price range. And it was a much better saw. But Hitachi doesn't build scroll saws anymore.
Like Lee, I bought the Porter Cable from Lowe's and I think he nailed it when he said it is "ok". Definitely nothing to write home about but I do like that it came with a stand. The addition of Flying Dutchman blades improved it considerably. I consider it an entry level saw that works for my current needs. If I ever get serious about doing more demanding scrolling I'll have to move up to a better saw.

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