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  • Looking for good scrollsaw

    For several months I've been reading about scrollsaws, reviewed some info online, and purchased magazines, looking for one I thought would be good for me. I am too confused to decide on my own, so I signed up for this website hoping someone could give good advice. I have never used a scrollsaw, but I want to set one up and hopefully do a few projects this winter. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your request/question.
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 09-11-2011, 10:29 PM.

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    I started with the Porter Cable saw that is sold a Lowes for less than 200 dollars.
    I still have it but purchased a used RBI Hawk and am VERY happy I did. If you can afford 400 for a used one you will be in scroll saw paradise. Look on Craig's for scroll saws and places like that.
    Good fortune to you in your quest.
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      Welcome A Board!! You will be hard pressed to find a friendlier or more knowledgeable group on the net re: woodworking. Share your knowledge and do not hesitate to ask questions.

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      • #4
        Welcome PeaceGirl glad you joined, lots of info around here.
        Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine issue 40 has a buyer's guide article comparing 23 scroll saws. You can purchase a back issue right from this site, lots of other good stuff in the magazine too. Here is a photo of the cover just in case your local library carries the magazine. Good luck with your purchase.
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