No announcement yet.

New to scrolling...

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New to scrolling...

    Hi, my name is Greg, and I'm just getting started in scrolling.

    My saw is a Craftsman Pro 21620, 20" with a stand, light and tilting table. I bought it a few weeks ago in the "discount corner" at my local Sears store. I understand the saw is now discontinued, but the little 16" brother is still listed on their web site. The saw was priced at $139 (supposedly down from $249..but really regularly priced at $299). When I got it to the cashier, the price in the computer was $69! So, I'm pretty happy with my purchase...

    I just got a book with some box patterns. I'm excited to learn a lot here and start making some fun and interesting projects.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    welcome to the forum. I am sure you will have fun with your new saw. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
    Be sure to post pics of your work
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


    • #3
      Welcome, and Congrats on that super deal!Im sure soon you will become so addicted to scrolling, everything else will take a backseat to your new hobby! There is no better way to relax and enjoy your time like sitting at a scrollsaw . Now, the next thing you need are decent blades.The ones you will be looking at sears are way more expensive, and the quality is not there, for a great, knowlegable blade person, watch for a guy on here that posts as 3-M .He sells a top of the line blade, and at a reasonable price (I dont want to say cheap, or he might get a big head and raise the prices!). Do a google search for Mikes Workshop , and you will find the blades that the majority of us use.
      I dont know how you got that saw for $69,but you got yourself one great deal!Congrats. Stop in here often, theres a lot of information on this forum,and a little bickering in good clean fun as well. Welcome! Dale
      Last edited by BobD (Archive); 02-27-2006, 04:04 PM. Reason: Removed a "racy" comment
      Dale w/ yella saws


      • #4

        Welcome Greg,

        I hear many people have a good time with the Craftsman saw. Hope you post some photos of your beginning pieces for us to check out. Scrolling is indeed a great hobby and is made much more relaxing with a saw you are comfortable with.

        again, welcome.


        • #5

          PM me for Mike's website address. Great guy to deal with and talk to.
          Last edited by BobD (Archive); 02-27-2006, 11:41 AM. Reason: edited to meet Bill of Rights requirements
          Dewalt 788


          • #6
            Hay Welcome Greg. now you have the saw. what would you like to do with it. you came to the right place. lots of help hear. an loads of friends .you have a new friend. its me Evie


            Unconfigured Ad Widget


            Latest Topics


            • Jim Lowder
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by Jim Lowder
              Thank you everyone. I guess I just need to scroll more and have more patience with my abilities. You all are amazing...
              Yesterday, 08:08 PM
            • evilbadger
              Reply to Cutting Air
              by evilbadger
              How thick is that foam Randy? That turned out really nice.

              The view on the house is nice but that 11 foot 3 ceiling height is killing me....
              Yesterday, 07:56 PM
            • Rolf
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by Rolf
              I have both types of saw A tilting table Hawk g426 and an Older Excalibur with a tilting head. Unlike Carole for bevel cuts I prefer the tilting head I do larger projects and it is easier for me.
              Regarding compound cuts they are cut at 90 degrees.

              If I were in the market for a new...
              Yesterday, 05:38 PM
            • handibunny
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by handibunny
              If you have a good saw, and can set the table accurately, you should be good to go. Give a holler if you need help. ๐Ÿ˜

              Randy, I swapped out the clamps on the Jet for the Pegas clamps as soon as they became available. I found the Jet clamps just too fidgety for my taste.
              Yesterday, 05:09 PM
            • Jim Lowder
              Reply to Question about tilting head saws
              by Jim Lowder
              Thank you all for the info. Sounds like itโ€™s talent or practice issue not my saws. Wife already gave permission to buy a new one. I will wait tho
              Yesterday, 04:51 PM