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Not delta!!!!

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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It's only money, right?
https://www.bearwood.com/pegas-scrol...-inch-usa.html
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I don't know if Rick is still answering emails, but if it's a scrollsaw, he has used it.

https://www.scrollsaws.com/
Never heard of a PS Woods Scrollsaw before. They are husky built looks like.
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I would say I liked my Delta best for the blades (it took pinned, and pinless), but I like my Excalibur's ability to keep my work surface cleaner. I wish my Excalibur took pinned as well as pinless blades (like my old Delta did)

To add to that...

Look at scroll saws like any other tool; what will you be doing with it. If you were going to do detailed/fret work, make sure you get pinless.. my gf had one that was pinned blades only, and she was limited on what she could cut, because, of course with pins, the holes can only be so small to get the blade through.
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I'm not a scroller but you folks that are might be interested in these adapters...
Scrollsaw Workshop: Ichthys Scroll Saw Pattern.
https://www.bearwood.com/pegas-chuck...ment-kits.html

Maybe I missed it but I didn't see any mention of pinned blades in there(?), so can we assume that they're designed for pinless blades/ Excalibur, Delta, and Jet are all adaptable, and others as well.
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If you're looking for a used machine, first priority to me would be if it worked or not. Then what would it be used for. I've got a Craftsman I bought new, and on sale, for $35, around 25 years ago. I've never done any detail work with it, just cut out my masters, close to the line, then sand them to final shape. Basically, that is all I use it for. Supposedly it uses both pinned and pinless blades, but all I use is the pinned blades - easier for me to change. Works for me.
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I have an RBI Hawk I bought about 30 years ago I really like. One of the forum members just bout a used RBI Hawk recently for around $200. I know the DEWALT 788 gets good reviews.
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I have the Dewalt 788 and like it a lot. I am not a scrollsawer, but I like it better than the fist one I bought, a Hagner.
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Thanks, Herb...how long have you had the 788...?

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I just did some review searches today and the feedback from some owners leaves none of the current models with a lot to look forward to owning - it's a made in China issue apparently. Inconsistent quality is what some end up with and poor customer service adding salt to the wound.
I also found the reviews not reassuring...the biggest reason for looking for older models...thanks for the review search
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My Dewalt 788 works well. No vibration to speak of. I haven't done a lot, but here are a few items it produced...

Thanks, Dave...one of the things that pushed me over the edge to look for a saw was your original post of the beautiful boxes you made. While some of the ones I've made are good they are nowhere near the look of yours.

If I find the right saw I plan to make box tops (like yours, although not as intricate). Using the saw to make templates comes to mind also...seems it would make that job easier.

Thanks again...
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