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I know there are lots of posts about different saws. There is even a thread especially for saws, but my question isn't covered. (In another post I've described the problem I have and assuming I can't fix it I want to start thinking about a replacement. )


My shop is pretty small at 175 square feet and I have lots of equipment. I need a saw that doesn't require it's own stand and can be moved easily. I bolt my Delta (witch has issues) to a workbench when in use and if I'm working on a non-scroll project I unbolt it and move it to a shelf in a closet until I need it again - gaining access to the whole bench. Even my router table gets taken apart and stored on a wall when not in use.


So I'm looking for recommendations for scroll saws that can be moved. And this may be my last scroll saw so I'm hoping to get a good one.


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Berry, I have an old Craftsman for those times I need to use a scroll saw and it is a pain to work with; no dust blower and the blades have pins to locate them. Lots of nice things are said about General International's Excalibur scroll saws. Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop has a couple of demo videos to watch online. It strikes me that this should be one to consider.

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I purchased my saw a year ago I bought the Dewalt off Craig's List. The Excalibur is the Cadillac. But the Delta and the dewalt saws offer the same mechanism. I had an old Craftsman previously. The newer design makes scroll saw work fun not a chore. Delta brand is owned by a Taiwanese firm. Product support was a concern to me, since they had recently acquired the label from B&D.
If your budget supports the purchase I would recommend Amazon.com: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch: Home Improvement the Excalibur 16" .

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I don't have one yet, however, after considerable research I see the DeWalt 788 as the one I want. Here is the link to it on Amazon. Read the reviews, pretty darn good. 20 inch saw, not much vibration, easy blade changes, blower. http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW788-2...alt+scroll+saw I occasionally see them on sale with the DeWalt stand included.
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I have the dewalt 788 and it works well for me. However I do not scroll to sell just for fun and to relax sometimes its nice to complete a project in one day.
Grizzly has them on sale with stand for $479 but they charge shipping. However if you join there email list they send you a $25 coupon, at least they did a few months ago.
https://www.grizzly.com/products/DW7...nd-Light/H7414
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I have an Excalibur 21 inch and it is very nice but it is heavy (about 70 lb) so if you want to move it around a lot would be hard to do.
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I have an Excalibur 21 inch and it is very nice but it is heavy (about 70 lb) so if you want to move it around a lot would be hard to do.
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why i recomended the 16" since its the smallest of the excalibur delta and dewalt brands
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The best scroll saw today is a Excalibur, the saw works the best with a very long life and is very quite.
The top users in marquetry cutters use this saw.
Hope this helps, if not let me know.
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I had an Hitachi, and I loved it. Motor dies, bought a Porter Cable, and it will not last as long as the Hitachi did. Payed almost the same price, 10 years apart, and it's a piece of junk.
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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.

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