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Been looking at the Hitachi scroll saw going for about $170 at the local Lowes. Does any one have any feedback on these saws? The salesman said Hitachi is trying to get a foot in the door with these units,seems to have the features recommended by people. I realize it's not a $700 or $800 item but for general use what's the consensus?
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HI anselme

I'm not a big fan of the Hitachi scroll saw you may want to take a hard look at the DeWalt that you can get for about 300.oo or less it will put the Hitachi to shame..

http://cgi.ebay.com/DeWalt-DW788-Scr...3%3A1|294%3A50

http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Recond...8751864&sr=1-2

http://cgi.ebay.com/DeWalt-DW788-Hea...3%3A1|294%3A50

http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=dew...788R&_osacat=0

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Been looking at the Hitachi scroll saw going for about $170 at the local Lowes. Does any one have any feedback on these saws? The salesman said Hitachi is trying to get a foot in the door with these units,seems to have the features recommended by people. I realize it's not a $700 or $800 item but for general use what's the consensus?
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I've seen the hitachi scroll saw in the store a little while ago, but it's no longer carried in my lowes. I have a Hitachi SCMS, some hitachi cordless drills and I like them a lot.

If you're just looking for a low cost general purpose scroll saw, check your local Craigslist and you can usually find a bunch of them for cheap. Spend the money you save on good blades.

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Hi, anselme. I have the Hitachi CW40 scroll saw. It is an excellent saw for the price. The key is to use good blades. Stay away from the blades HD and Lowes sell, they are just an exercise in frustration.
I recommend the "Flying Dutchman" blades from http://mikesworkshop.com/blades.htm

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anselme,
I have to agree with bj. I own a DeWalt and you will be hard pressed to find a better saw for the price.

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Hello
I have a Dewalt when I was looking for a saw I did my research and found why buy twice
buy cheap and then buy a good saw later if you buy a dewalt and then you decide scrolling
is not for you you can sell it dewalts hold value the cheaper saws dont if you get a dewalt
I suggest you get a foot switch and a jim dandy arm lift and a mag light and some flying dutchman blades and your good to go I hope this helps you
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