Get the DeWalt for 300.00 you will not regret it.
I tried two craftsman, and two differnt Dremel, but never could really make very good cuts on a scroll saw.
I thought it was me, it wasn't. The DeWalt made all the difference in the world to me.
I think many books for serious scrollers suggest the DeWalt as the minimum saw to start and than proceed to name scroll saws up to 3000.00!!!!
I could only imagine a scroll saw like an Excalibur would be a dream. For now I think the DeWalt will serve me well. I think Excalibur or another big company designed the DeWalt.
I have two Delta scroll saws only used for a week or two. If you want to pay shipping I'll send one to you. Not very good but it does work and a newer model not like a 40 year old saw or anything. I just did not like it much. I'll post a picture.
I have a few tools I am going to give away in the next few weeks, maybe I'll start a new thread for that.
Rather generous offer there!
I have briefly messed with the dewalt at Rockler a while back, and it seemed pretty fluid. If the saw is still available when I am to that point of picking one up, I will certainly pick it up. Right now however, I am replacing all my hand-me-down power tools that I have acquired from friends and relatives. Shoot, my air powered sander and my jigsaw BOTH decided to retire themselves this week alone.
Fortunately for me, I found a deal at the BORG today with both a nice saw and palm sander for 80 bucks, just minus cases.
Next up, a RO sander and hopefully a replacement to my POS bandsaw.
3G's for a scroll saw? Forget that business! At that price, a guy is starting to get into CnC territory. Hell, a guy could outfit a pretty respectable shop for 3 grand. Well, at least pick up an awesome assortment of hand power tools.