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    Hello, My name is Bob I just joined. Having recently retired and had total knee surgery and wanting something to do I drug out my old Dremel Moto Shop Scroll Saw that I bought 25 years ago and hardly used a couple of times and has been untouched in over 20 years. I want to start doing some scroll sawing and if I really like it I will be looking for a better saw shortly, I have a pretty full work shop with table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, belt sanders, wood shaper, routers and router table, drill press and my little Dremel Moto Shop all basically unused since about 1990. Hoping to get back into it when I am not out camping.
    Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
    with a EX-21

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    Welcome A Board!! You will be hard pressed to find a friendlier or more knowledgeable group on the net re: woodworking. Share your knowledge and do not hesitate to ask questions.

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    • #3
      Hi tvman and welcome to the forum. I know what you mean, I bought my Ryobi about 6-7 years ago because I knew it was something I wanted to do, eventually. Do you know what you want to start off with? My favorite is animals on plaques! Do some reading here on the forum and you will learn a lot! Go to the threads you see are about what you are needing info about: ex., speed, type of wood, size of blades you'll need, ect..

      If you have a question and don't see anything that will help you, just ask, it's that easy. Good luck and have fun!

      Mary

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      • #4
        Hi Bob. I started out with a a Dremel scroll saw that used 3" pin end blades. Is that what you have? I made a lot of nice Christmas ornaments with it before upgrading to a saw that could use standard 5" plain end blades. It's a great hobby. Welcome aboard!

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        • #5
          That is exactly what I have, a Dremel Moto Shop 571-5 that uses 3" pin end blades that I got for use with model planes. I want to get something else after I play with this awhile. Kind of want a Dewalt 788 but saw a few bad reports about quality and customer service and I can't afford to buy a lemon, so also looking at a Excalibur 16 or 21 maybe, even if they are a bit more expensive. What kind of saw do you have?

          Originally posted by brianrickman View Post
          Hi Bob. I started out with a a Dremel scroll saw that used 3" pin end blades. Is that what you have? I made a lot of nice Christmas ornaments with it before upgrading to a saw that could use standard 5" plain end blades. It's a great hobby. Welcome aboard!
          Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
          with a EX-21

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          • #6
            I have an old Delta C-arm scroll saw. I think it was made in the 80's. I got it on Craig's List a couple years ago as part of a package deal: scroll saw, drill press, and shop-vac, for $250. It works great. Very little vibration, and changing blades is easy. There are a lot of good deals out there on used equipment if you take the time to look around.

            Have you had a chance to make anything on your Dremel saw yet?

            EDIT: I just caught the date on your last post to this thread. I don't know why the forum software waited until today to notify me about it...

            There was a glitch in the system ( I got tired) several posts that needed to be moderated fell by the wayside (due to the parameters in spam control) nothing that YOU did, Anyway we have it fixed for now and should be caught up...Sorry for the delay.
            Last edited by wood-n-things; 02-02-2012, 01:17 PM.

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