bj: i bought a used hegner for a really good deal of craigslist. it is a really great saw but is only a single speed. i would really like a variable speed one so i guess i can add it to my want list.
i really like this scrollsawing. it is really relaxing(except when the blade breaks and you about jump off the chair). if im not in the mood to work on my bigger projects i usuall will jump on the scrollsaw for a while and cut till im tired and finish it up on another day.
i have learned that the blades you use really make a difference in the end results of your project. i like the flying dutchman blades that mike at mikesworkshop.com sells.