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    Hello...Jeff here in Eugene, Oregon. I've been scrolling for about 4 years. When I first became interested I went and bought a Craftsman, the only place I knew. I've actually been quite happy with it, but I recently bought a DeWalt in the hopes that it would expand my capabilities. In some ways it has, but I'm still getting adjusted to it. It cuts much more aggressively and is hard for me to control in the tight stuff.

    Anyhow...I've been lurking here for a while. Seems like a great bunch...


  • #2
    Welcome Jeff


    • #3
      Welcome to the family Jeff. Steve
      If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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      • #4
        Hi Jeff
        Welcome to a great forum.

        Delta P-20 & Q-3

        I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


        • #5
          Welcome from rainy michigan. Hope to see some of your projects online here.

          strangest winter I've ever seen.
          Jeff Powell


          • #6
            Hi Jeff
            Great to have you with us.
            Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
            Owner of a Dewalt 788
            PuffityDragon on AFSP


            • #7
              Hi Jeff and welcome to the site.

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


              • #8
                welcome to the forum jeff, from a sunny but cold, sunderland in england.


                • #9
                  Welcome to the Group from snowy Wyoming
                  "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                  Craftsman 18in. 21609



                  • #10
                    welcome to a great group of people


                    • #11
                      Welcome to the group. It is a great place to learn about scrolling a get all kinds of new ideas. From snowy and cold Utah.

                      I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Jeff. You've more experience than I but I use a Craftsman, too. Not yet ready to look for a better saw. The only complaint on the saw I have is that a mounted blade does not line up centered in the table hole. So when I make inserts, I have to offset the blade hole.

                        Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                        Scrollin' since Jun/2006

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                        • #13
                          Hi Jeff, welcome to the group.

                          Like you, I went from a Craftsman to a Dewalt a couple of years ago. As for your problems getting used to the saw being more aggressive, I can relate. One big difference I noticed was how much tighter I was able to get the blade on the DeWalt than the Craftsman. This allowed the blade to cut much better and truer than I was used to, which meant I didn't have to force the wood as much. Took some getting used to.

                          Don't know what speed you are running the DeWalt at, but you can try slowing the blade speed down some. Also you can try a less aggressive blade. I would sometimes cut one of's of a pattern out of thin material. This makes it very hard to control the blade, so if that is something you are doing, try stacking your thin material with some scrap plywood to make a thicker stack. This will offest some of the aggressiveness as well and give you a little better control.

                          Good luck and have fun making sawdust!
                          Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."


                          • #14
                            Hi Jeff, welcome to another from Oregon. I am about a hundred miles north of the California border on I-5. And the sun was shining all day long.
                            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


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                              welcome to the forum..


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