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  • Looking to purchase my first scroll saw, vary overwhelmed...Please Help!

    I am in the market to purchase a scroll saw. I was ready to pull the trigger on a Delta 40-690 with stand and light for $445.50 w/ shipping from ToolsPlus, but I have read a lot of reviews about quality control issues as of late with the company's manufacturing plant in Taiwan. I really don't want to stretch my budget anymore, but I also don't want to have to have to deal with a lot of warranty issues. I was also looking at the Excalibur EX-16 ($574) and the PSWood-14 ($584).

    My upcoming project is scrolling letters (A-Z) for my sons playroom in various sizes and fonts. I tend to purchase tools based on upcoming project needs. I don't like to buy the most inexpensive tool I can find to just get the job done, but I try to research and find quality, lasting tools within my budget that I can one day teach my son on and eventually hand them down to him. Any help with this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum..if your budget will allow it I'd go for the ex16. I love my ex21 I've had the dewalt788 (still have it) which is the predecessor to the delta I was satisfied with it but what a difference between the 2.
    "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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    • #3
      Love my Ex-16 ...with a whole 1 week experience so far[lol]. It really is nice and smoothe.

      Regis
      An old beginner leaping in.

      Pleased with my new EX-16.

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      • #4
        Guess I'll pull the trigger on the Ex-16. I think I'm going to wait a couple of weeks to see if I can get it at a Black Friday or Cyber Monday Deal. Thanks again.

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        • #5
          i was looking into the same scroll saw as i am also looking to buy one. ill look into the EX-16 first though. i unfortanalty have to wait untill at least the second week of januaray for my school money to come in but i am still looking into them now.

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          • #6
            I have 3 scrollsaws, two for back up and they are delta saws. Made alot of items with those two saws, probably would still use them but I bought an Ex-21, which I love. And alot has to do is can you afford this saw at this time, if you can then I would buy one. Just my opinion-Jim

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            • #7
              Id vote for one of the Excaliburs from SEYCO . They are right there in Texas, and are great people, and definately will make sure you are a happy customer!
              Dale w/ yella saws

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              • #8
                I was reading to purchase from Seyco as well and to have Ray Seymore adjust the saw prior to shipping. Its just hard to justify spending $646.99 (w/shipping) for a EX-16 alone. When for just a few more bucks I could get a EX-21 with stand for $696.75 (w/shipping) at ToolKing. I contacted Seyco to see if they had any up coming sales or if they could price match. I would rather purchase from Seyco because I value customer service and the input I have been reading regarding their store, but there is a limit to the premium I will pay.

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                • #9
                  The EX 16 is my choice when I'm finally able to upgrade. I have a Skil right now and I hate it. Some days I want to tear it off my bench and throw it across the lawn! But it's all I have so I deal with it and just keep hoping that the upgrade will come very soon.
                  Don't bother with role models and hero's. Just be yourself. Unless yourself is just too much trouble for you to handle.

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                  • #10
                    I went ahead and ordered the Excalibur EX-16 from ToolKing and it arrives today! Unfortunately; I would not have been able to afford the saw if I had purchased it from Seyco.. I ended up getting the Excalibur cheaper than the Delta 40-690, which was my second choice. Total cost with shipping was $439.52.

                    Its funny, I mentioned the price I saw online in this forum and within the same day that Tool King published the new lower price, it was raised to match all the other distributors. Luckily they forgot to notify Walmart, who still had Tool Kings lower price listed on their site. Guess I slipped through the cracks because now even Walmarts pricing is back up to match everyone elses. SCORE!

                    One thing I will say, before you order online be sure to go to Mr. Rebates.com to see if they offer any rebates. Saved me 5% and shipping fees.

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