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  • Hi from Chino Hills, Ca.

    Hi there -- I'm just getting into scroll sawing and found this site. I'm not so much into the detailed fretwork (although I love the detail) -- it just doesn't fit my style, although I'm sure I'd enjoy the challenge of building some of the pieces and giving them as gifts. What got me in this direction is my enjoyment of both wood and mechanical devices. I had been looking at the various wooden gear clock projects and knew that I needed a scroll saw (I had been looking for a reason to buy one ) I'm currently planning the purchase of either a DeWalt DW788 or Delta 40-690. Looking forward to learning plenty of tips and tricks here on the forums...
    Hegner Multimax 18V

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    Welcome to the forum & hope you find what you want here. There certainly is a lot to read & I would suggest that, too. I have the 788 & I understand the Delta is a clone of the 788. Just a different color. I heard here lately too, that there is a Delta 40-695. You might want to check into that. Hope you enjoy scrolling. Good Luck


    • #3
      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. The only dumb question is the one that remains unasked.

      You may find the stickies at the top of this forum to be very helpful. Use the Link below.

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      Take a few minutes to read through them. They are chock full of great information.

      Be sure and share pics of your projects. We thrive on pictures. You will find we are not a judgmental group.

      Whatever reason brought you to our forum we are pleased you found us.

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      • #4
        Hey spepin, Welcome to the forum! I'm Dan from Moorpark in Ventura County.
        Welcome to the scroll saw addiction. I hope you have fun with it!
        Dan in So.Ca.


        • #5
          Welcome to the forum from Beautiful Southern Oregon
          Chuck D

          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
          Jean De La Bruyere...

          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw


          • #6
            Update! After much reading and indecision, and given their recent track record, I decided against the current crop of Delta/DeWalt saws and ended up buying a 1997 Hegner Multimax 18V. Although Hegner seems to have a pretty stellar reputation, I have read a couple reports of saws with excessive vibration, etc. I'm sure those are the exception though, and I seem to have got a good one -- seems like it was hardly used over the years, and I even took a pic of a nickel standing on it's edge on the table with the machine running at almost full speed. I'll post it later. Anyway, thought I'd share my good news with all of you -- till next time!
            Hegner Multimax 18V


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              I admire your choice and I'm sure you'll be happy with it! I have the 14-inch Hegner and just LOVE it! Couple that with some Flying Dutchman blades and you can do anything. So show us some photos when you get going - and enjoy!


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