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I am looking to purchase a scoll saw. under $400.
Any advice on choose a manufacturer + model ?

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A bit over $400, but, not much more.
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Harbor freeght, $80.00.
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scolls sggestions from $500+ - $80 any thoughts for somewhere in between.
I am a beginner but want something that will last.

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What use will you be puting this saw too? What materials will you be cutting? How often will you use it? My first saw, a Dremel was poor. My next was the most expensive piece of kit in the workshop at the time. It has stood over 20 years of use. I do not cut wood thicker than 1" I have 2 bandsaws for that. I cut 1/4" steel with the right blades (shotgun and crossbow triggers) Tonight I cut an ellipse template out of 1/4" lexan without it melting and rejoining. I cut veneers between layers of ply. Mother of pearl inlay. Rubber, carbon fibre, 1/2" alloy plate.etc. This machine is a Hegner. I have also used Delta's, Jet (branded Axminster in the U.K). My Hegner works, is quiet, does not vibrate, cuts vertically at all times with the correct blades, has easy blade changes. Look at the machines that the scrollsawers on the net use (Scrollsaw Workshop ). Or those that you see churning out quality at craft shows. Buy once, buy well.
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scolls sggestions from $500+ - $80 any thoughts for somewhere in between.
I am a beginner but want something that will last.
I own the Harbor freight saw and its pretty good for the money.
the table is a little small and a little light duty. butt is an $80 saw ya know.
It suits my needs though.
You can check craigs list for an older craftsman scroll saw as well.
The older tables are cast and sturdy.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/1519830478.html
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Denise,

I have the Dewalt scroll saw... you're more than welcome to come here and play with it... we're likely located ear each other. I bought mine on craigslist, so I got a bargain. But even at retail it's considered one of the best scroll saws for the money.

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Hi Denise

If you are in Denver Colorado you can have this one free if you pick it up..
Just like the one in the link below that's not saying to much..it's a old Craftsman that I replace with the DeWalt

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I own the Harbor freight saw and its pretty good for the money.
the table is a little small and a little light duty. butt is an $80 saw ya know.
It suits my needs though.
You can check craigs list for an older craftsman scroll saw as well.
The older tables are cast and sturdy.

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Denise,

I have had good luck with the Delta Q-3 saws. The last one I bought was about $200 on craigslist.

There are always a bunch of scrollsaws on craigslist, it seems.

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