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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-02-2015, 08:17 AM
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I had a Delta and it was such a pain to keep the blades from popping off I never used it and ended up selling it. I now have the Excalibur EX 21 and have no issues at all with it. Check out Youtube on the Dewalt 788 it has it's share of problems. There is an hour long video on how to fix it. The Hegner is a good saw but not the older ones, again check out Youtube. After a month of research I went with the Excalibur. If this is the last one you plan on buying then spend the big bucks you won't regret it.
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I bolted my scroll saw to a 3/4" peice of plywood. When I need it I just take it of the shelf and use clamps to fasten it to my workbench.
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I have a DeWalt 788 on a stand, but I take it off the stand and take it with me to shows and classes. It's heavy, but I can carry it to the car and into the shows and back with no problems. The stand goes too, but separate from the saw, and they get bolted back together. I've tuned my saw to allow cutting very tiny detailed pieces and the saw has always stayed well tuned through these trips. I'm doing a public show on Aug. 15 in Albemarle, NC on NC 24 - 27 at the Agri-Civic Center, just in case you might live near there. My 788 has seen a lot of use and moving, but it has held up very well. It's a Type 1 (US / Canada made). The Type 2 is imported and not as well made. Watch the ads for DeWalt 788 saws and buy a Type 1 used. Make sure it works OK before buying it, and you will have one of the best saws on the market.


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Originally Posted by Jerry Bowen View Post
Other than the price, the Hegner would not be a bad choice. You need to at least look at them. It's light and runs fine without needing to be bolted down.

If you have the cash and hate having to upgrade later, get the Hegner.

Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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