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    Hello all. I am setting up a shop to follow a passion I have had. I retired last year, and am finally getting around to setting up a small wood shop. I was going to get a Craftsman scroll saw, but after studying what I could find on the net, I am changing my choice to ether Dewalt 788 an Excalibur 16" or 20". I am hoping to get a saw I will not have to upgrade in 3 to 10 years.
    My question to all would be advice on which saw. The Dewalt, I can get locally. Excaliburs are available with free shipping, and enclude the stand. I will mostly be sawing interior cuts. Do you think a 20 inch saw is advantiouges over the 16 inch one. I mean with experance, have any of you found you use the extra 4 inches, or you find out after a few years you really want to upgrade to a 20 inch saw?
    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Where in Montana are you ?
    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.

    Message Board FAQ, Suggestions and Feedback - Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board.

    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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    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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