New scroll saw recommendations
I started a fresh thread, but this is a continuation from my thread called, "bummer".
So a refresher... My Hitachi CW60 stopped working. Motor not doing anything. After recommendations from peeps here, I by passed the speed controller. The motor then came on, but didn't act right. The armature was rocking back and forth, instead of rotating. Thought it might be the arm of the saw causing it. Took motor completely out of saw, had the vise hold it, and put 110v directly to it. Motor came on, but did it's rocking thing again. Check brushes, they looked good, after a couple more tries the motor just quit again. Still getting power to it, but nothing. SO.... I've decided to throw in the towel and get a new one.
So this takes me to my next question. What is a "good" scroll saw, in the "under" 300 dollar area? I'd love to get a Dewalt, but almost 500 is a little rich for my blood, for a saw I don't use very often, and for mostly light work, when I do. So I've read some decent reviews on Porter Cable from Lowes for $199. and also a Shop Fox through Sears, for $289. What do you all think??