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    I am new to the site and have been carving for five years. I want to get into scroll sawing. Any reccommendations on saws? I've looked at the Hawk and Excalibur on the internet. Are they as good as they say they are? Is it worth it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    Todd

    Hawk G4

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    From what I have seen on this site and others the dewalt seems to be a common saw even though mine is a delta

    Here is a previous thread that might help

    http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/too...lades/9635.htm
    Last edited by kyscroller; 03-12-2007, 01:25 AM.

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    • #3
      I own an Excalibur EX-30 and the short answer is yes, it's as good as they say. Other saws in this price range that you might want to check out are the Eclipse and the Hegner as well. A lot will have to do with the type of scrolling you're interested in.
      Kevin
      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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      • #4
        What's your price range? For a little over $400 you can get the DeWalt, which will serve your needs exceedingly well. You need to ask yourself whether the brands you mentioned are worth more than twice that amount? Toi me, they're not.

        Then again, you can get a basic multi-speed, easy-blade-change Black & Decker for a little over $100 if you just want to get started.

        Have phun.....Carter

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        • #5
          Can't offer any help on buying a scrollsaw but i'd like to welcome you to the forum anyway.
          kevin/pitbull.

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          • #6
            Welcome to our great forum. I have a DeWalt 788 and really love it.
            Diane
            Dragon
            Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
            Owner of a Dewalt 788
            PuffityDragon on AFSP

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            • #7
              Scroll Saws

              I've owned Hawks for many years. Wouldn't have any other. My Hawks have been very reliable machines. One of the things the Hawk has that I haven't seen on some of the others is a place to mount a mag light. I couldn't work without it and mounting the light off the saw would be very difficult and in the way.
              Buzz
              We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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              • #8
                I agree with Carter, it depends on how much you are willing to spend.
                I own a Delta P-20 which cost @ $400. The upper end saws like the Hegner cost over $1000. I started out with a Delta ss-250 and it lasted me a little over a year,I wished I had bought my current saw from the start. You do get what you pay for.Good luck and have fun shopping.
                Bill
                Delta P-20

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                • #9
                  Welcome to the group. I tried 2 saws before getting a Dewalt 788 and couldn't be happier.
                  RED.
                  New owner of a Dewalt DW788

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                  • #10
                    My first saw was a Delta SS350 just to see if I liked the hobby. I now have the Hawk G4. It is a great saw and I have never regreted buying it.
                    If possible find someone near you that has the saws you are interested in and ask to try them.
                    Rolf
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                    • #11
                      Welcome to a great scrolling forum.
                      I have a Delta P-20. I don't know if it is any better or worse than the DeWalt 788, I have never used one. I would try out as many scrolls as I could.

                      Bob
                      Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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                      • #12
                        I have a Ryobi rs1612 for three months and have nothing but trouble with it. I am considering getting a new one, I would like to know what you finaly choose and why.
                        Keep on scrolling

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                        • #13
                          Thanks to everyone for their comments. I bit the bullet and bought a Hawk
                          G4. It appears to be worth the money. They offer a 30 day trail period with a full refund minus shipping. It also has a six year complete warranty. The folks that I dealt with when ordering were excellent. If I am alive after my wife finds out about the purchase I will post some of my projects. Thanks again.
                          Todd

                          Hawk G4

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                          • #14
                            Hawk

                            You won't be disappointed! My G4 is my third Hawk and I can't seem convince myself to sell my last one, a 226. sure does make for a crowded shop. Hope you got the mag lite for yours. I can't cut much without mine, but then I wear glasses. Also, if you would ever need it, their support is priceless.
                            Buzz
                            We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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