Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

    I'm thinking about a scroll saw purchase and while my funds aren't unlimited by any means, I do want to get something that won't leave me feeling sorry I got it. So.... If you would tell me which saw, or saws, you abolutely would not buy and why it may keep me from making a bad mistake.

    Thanks

    Barney
    Retired..... Most days!!
    PhD in grandkid spoiling
    Taking it as easy as I can in the Piedmont section of North Carolina

  • #2
    Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

    Ryobi .... Difficult blade changes, difficult tension adjustment, bad blade holder design, etc. etc. etc. Have owned three saws; Ryobi, DeWalt, and RBI. The RBI is best by far, but very pricey. Wouldn't have a problem recommending the DeWalt if your on a limited budget.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

      I would have to agree with the ryobi mess. They build them cheap to sell cheap. My opinion is if you are going to do any serious scrolling I would stay away from those table top small units. Dewalt 788 is a good saw, Delta p20 saw, now the big bucks Hegner, RBI, Excaliber. I own the Dewalt, Hegner, and 2 Rbi and would recommend any one of them. Now you will get a lot of discussion about this and I think it has been talked about on this site and others a lot. JTTHECLOCKMAN
      John T.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

        I agree with clockman...I presently own a DeWalt, have had a cheapie Delta, and also have now a Dremel...the DeWalt is terrific compared to those, others saws I am sure are really good but these are the only ones I have practical knowledge of! A friend nearby bought a DeWalt based on my recommendation and he is ecstatic ! I too, because I bought one the same day I recommended it to him! LOL and I like it and would not hesitate to recommend it...don't know anything about a P20 except someone bought one and had a real problem with rust!

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

          I have several and the one used the most is the RBI Hawk 220. Far far easier to use than any I have seen or used. Pricey but worth every penny spent. I also have a Craftman 16 inch yhat has given me great service but has been fixed twice and a little Delta 16 inch which is use for small stuff.
          But then that is MY opinion and the only one that counts. :

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

            I personally use an inexpensive Black and Decker and I love it. The only thing I would change would be a longer throat as it is only 16' and run into a prob once inawhile. But I first purchased a McCullough....IMPOSSIBLE blade changes. Took it back right away.[quote author=sbarnhardt link=board=Beginner_SS;num=1074558955;start=0#0 date=01/19/04 at 18:35:55]I'm thinking about a scroll saw purchase and while my funds aren't unlimited by any means, I do want to get something that won't leave me feeling sorry I got it.  So.... If you would tell me which saw, or saws, you abolutely would not buy and why it may keep me from making a bad mistake.

            Thanks

            Barney[/quote]

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: What saw would you NOT BUY and why??

              I too wouldn't purchase any type of a Scrollsaw that would have 'pin-end' blades; or anything that's really inexpensive run of the mill. I had a Craftsman for the first one didn't know really what to do with it and it was a dust collector on it's own sitting on a shelf. I sold that at a garage sale (tee hee), my next Scroll purchase was the DeWalt, need I say more I'm addicted to this. My next purchase will be a high-end Saw it's made here in the US, and is handmade; I talked to the President of our local scroller club they have one and love it. A lot of bang for the buckwith that one.

              Comment

              Unconfigured Ad Widget

              Collapse

              Latest Topics

              Collapse

              Working...
              X