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  • Eclipse Scroll Saw

    Hi Scrollers - I'm thinking seriously about buying an Eclipse saw. Do any of you experienced scrollers own one ? Do you like it ? What problems or disadvantages does it have ?

    Thanks,
    John

  • #2
    There are a few Eclipse owners that stop in here. I know Rick H has one, and maybe Rain man, and, ummm, im not sure who else
    Dale


    edit. I came up with these three names for eclipse owners:
    buscht, RAIN MAN, shadez I hope that helps you out!
    Last edited by lucky788scroller; 09-04-2006, 10:18 PM.
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      I believe Jeff Zaffino uses an Eclipse he may have a review on his site.
      http://www.advancedscrollsawpatterns.com/
      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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      • #4
        eclipse saw

        I Own An Eclipse Scroll Saw. I Love It But It Takes Some Getting Use To, I Guess You Would Say It Has A Learning Curve. Smooth As Can Be, Uses More Of The Blade, And I Like The Light That Comes With It. Like Any Saw, Getting Use To The Blade Holders Takes Some Pratice. But They Work Well. Has A Tool For The Bottom Clamp. What Kind Of Saw Do You Have Now? Rain Man

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        • #5
          Eclipse

          I have one and it does take some getting used to. I have a review about it and some videos of it on my web site. Between the 2 you should be able to learn a lot more about it. http://www.scrollsaws.com
          Rick Hutcheson
          http://www.scrollsaws.com

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          • #6
            Eclipse Scrollsaw

            Guys -

            Thanks so much for your replies. They are immensely helpful.

            The saw that I'm replacing is a 10-15 year old Ryobi SC162VS. Although it has been very serviceable, blades are inconvenient to change, and there is a good bit of vibration. Now that I'm retired I have much more time to scroll, and would like to upgrade.
            You mentioned that there is a learning curve associated with the Eclipse. Can you go into a little detail about the nature of the learning curve, and how the Eclipse learning curve is different from that of some other brands ?

            Thanks again for your great advice
            John

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            • #7
              Eclipse Scroll Saw

              I Think One Of The Main Differences Is The Using Of More Of The Blade Than Other Saws. You Also Place The Blade In On The Back Side Of The Blade Holders, That's A Little Different. To Sum Up My Thoughts On The Eclipse, Let Me Just Say I Dont Regret Owning One. I Had A Dewalt 788 And Loved It And It Took Me A While To Get Use To A New Saw. I Tried Other Saws Out , Top Brand Names Before I Bought This One And I Bought This One Without Ever Seeing It. Buy It , You Have So Many Days To Return It If You Dont Like It. But I Douth You Will Return It . Any Problems And Ernie Will Help You As Would I. Good Luck In Your Decision. Rain Man

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              • #8
                Will Eclipse be represented at the open house? I would like to try one.
                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
                  Eclipse will be at the open house. Here's an incomplete list of the vendors (the link will stay the same when we update it!)

                  http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/c...open-house.cfm

                  Bob
                  www.GrobetUSA.com

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                  • #10
                    Using magnifier with Eclipse

                    Query for Eclipse users -

                    My eyesight isn't what it once was, so while sawing I have become accustomed to using a fluorescent lamp/magnifying glass positioned directly above the scroll saw head.
                    After viewing Mike's very helpful video review of the Eclipse saw on his website, I'm not sure that I would be able to adapt my magnifier for use with the Eclipse.

                    Do any of you Eclipse owners use a magnifier? If so, how do you keep the head from obstructing your view through th glass ?

                    Thanks,
                    John

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                    • #11
                      John, I don't have an Eclipse but I do use a fluorescent lamp/magnifying glass and I don't hook it to my saw. I have it hooked to a table in front of my saw.
                      Works OK for me.

                      Bob
                      Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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                      • #12
                        Typing in block capitals is the internet equivalent of shouting. Can I ask you to please avoid doing so unless there's a real need?

                        Thanks .

                        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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                        • #13
                          Gill, That As An Edit And That's How It Came Out. Sry To Offend ! Rain Man

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                          • #14
                            No probs .

                            If we don't point these things out when they happen, there's a risk they'll become commonplace.

                            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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                            • #15
                              HI GILL!!!!
                              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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