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    Hi everyone, I am new on your forum www.scrollsawer.com, I've been reading it for a while, and decided to try my luck asking a few questions
    Who can tell me more in detail about the "General Scroll Saw". Please Mail Me..!!
    Best Regards..!!

  • #2
    I am not sure what your question is.
    Are you asking about saws or the "General scrolling " category?
    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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    • #3
      I believe General purchased the Excalibur brand of saws from Sommerville Mfg. Excalibur has always been one of the premier brands of saws and have an excellent reputation. This acquisition was quite recent so I'm not sure if the affects of a new manufacturer are being seen yet. Personally, I'm taking a wait and see approach to see if the quality remains high. My biggest concern is that General continues to honor the Excalibur warranty (5 years) and the ability to have the saw reconditioned at any time during the warranty period. I had fully planned on having this done once the saw is about 4 1/2 yrs. old as once reconditioned it renews the warranty for an additional 5 years.
      If they do maintain the level of quality that has been evident in the past, it will still be one of the best saws on the market.
      Kevin
      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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      • #4
        I have never owned a general tool, but I've seen a few, and I know some people that say they are very good quality. I think general is a canadian company. Only thing I can say bad about them is I'm not crazy about the green color they chose...I like green, but that green just doesn't do it for me.
        Jeff Powell

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        • #5
          Someoone posted a picture of the new Excalibur and a writeup about it on my WWF Monday night chat last nite . Guess what . . . I't green. Yes, a green excalibur. It sure looked odd to see that color of green on a scrollsaw.
          W.Y.
          http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

          The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

          Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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          • #6
            Green???!!!! UGH. It has to be purple. Oh, the end is near.
            I love my purple aircraft carrier.
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              Just so you know, I had no idea they would change the excalibur saw to be green..I'd rather they made all their tools in the excalibur purple color...but regardless I have my doubts the quality will go down..if anything it could improve..general is a pretty serious company.
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Boy was I OFF with my reply.
                Sorry guys I was not familiar with general tools.
                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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                • #9
                  I've e-mailed Ray Seymore (Seyco) who handles most of the Excalibur sales in the states...he said General finally has production up and going and he expects to have the EX21s in stock again in January sometime.

                  I forgot to ask him if they are green...

                  Bob
                  www.GrobetUSA.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rolf
                    Boy was I OFF with my reply.
                    Sorry guys I was not familiar with general tools.
                    Rolf I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. My response was going to be the same.
                    I still think that the original poster of this thread is a spammer.
                    The fact they wanted contact by email
                    The fact that the club membership is the same as thier log on name.
                    The fact that they posted in the General Scroll Saw section.
                    Finally the fact that they have not responded to any of the posts.
                    I also wonder why they would post with a link to our own forum when we are already there.

                    One thing that is good though is the fact we are learning something about General Scroll Saws
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                    • #11
                      Gees Carl, now I feel dumb (ok, dumber than usual).

                      The color thing is kind of funny. I know which tools are which in my shop by their colors, Grizzly's are green, Jets are that pale yellow, Excalibur is Purple, Craftsman are Black, Hitachi's are a different shade of green the the Grizzly. Dremels are silver. Add another green in the mix and now I'll be confused. LOL
                      Kevin
                      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                      • #12
                        not that it matters...jets are white, powermatics are yellow, although jet did purchase powermatic a few years ago, but left the brand name and colors alone.

                        that's an interesting thought that this thread may have been started by a spammer...I'm thinking what carl is saying is that if I was to email this person, that I would start getting spammed?
                        Jeff Powell

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by workin for wood
                          if I was to email this person, that I would start getting spammed?
                          Probably, Jeff. I've just checked this member's details and she's displaying sooo many of the attributes that are typical in a spammer. (You'll understand why I don't go into the specifics in open forum). I may be wrong, in which case it would be nice to hear more about her adventures in scrolling, but I'd urge other members to exercise caution in the meantime.

                          Gill
                          There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                          (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by workin for wood
                            not that it matters...jets are white, powermatics are yellow, although jet did purchase powermatic a few years ago, but left the brand name and colors alone.
                            My TS is definately not white. Not really sure what color you would really call it (almond maybe?). Gee, maybe I'm going color blind, LOL.
                            A pic's attached.
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                            Kevin
                            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                            • #15
                              Looks like it used to be white. I think I need to send my 5 yr old over to you shop to do some organizing and to wash that saw. That's quite the collection of spray cans you have there...and I love the old hanging lamp, lol. We need to gang up on your wife to get you a bigger shop perhaps. Can we see your scrolling area too please...and don't clean up first, just show us.
                              Jeff Powell

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