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    Ok Iam looking to purchase a new scrollsaw for the basement shop. Ive been reading alot of reviews so far everything is leaning to the Delta 40-570 a 16 " throat opening, not bad for the price $230.00, But what is your choice or opinion? thanks


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    Last edited by wood-n-things; 12-08-2011, 09:55 AM.
    Someone say tool or lumber sale I am out of here

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    Depends on what you want to cut with it. With a 16" saw you are restricted to 32" or less. That model has a small table. Wanting it for small projects, it would be a good saw for you. I didn't think you could get that model Delta anymore.
    Good luck with whichever saw you decide on.
    Mick, - Delta P-20

    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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    • #3
      My experience so far has been - get the saw you REALLY want. If you settle for something less than what you really want you'll be unhappy. I don't know what kind of saw your using now - but it is extremely hard to use a saw that is "less than" what you normally use. My 788 was in the repair shop a few months ago, I tried to use an old saw of mine and it was terrible, luckily I found a used Hagner 18" on sale (for a great price) in the area. My replacement 788 is still in the box!

      Sometimes the saying - you get what you pay for - is 100% true.
      Douglas Fraser
      Eagle River, Alaska

      My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts

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      • #4
        Originally posted by flyfisherman_53 View Post
        Ok Iam looking to purchase a new scrollsaw for the basement shop. Ive been reading alot of reviews so far everything is leaning to the Delta 40-570 a 16 " throat opening, not bad for the price $230.00, But what is your choice or opinion? thanks

        I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your request/question.

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        • #5
          currently using an late 70's or mid 80's model craftsman 16"
          Someone say tool or lumber sale I am out of here

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          • #6
            flyfisherman - you may want to go out and see if you can try some saws. There may be a scroll club near you and I'm sure no one would have a problem letting you give their saw a go.

            I was shocked at the lack of vibration the 788 has compared to the saw I used to use and therefore making sawing so much easier and comfortable. The Hagner I just got has a much better cut than the 788, in my opinion, although it does seem to have a bit more vibration. Its a personal and a budget choice.

            Good luck and I hope you get one that works well for you.
            Douglas Fraser
            Eagle River, Alaska

            My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts

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            • #7
              The Hegner has a much more vertical less agressive motion makes it a more precise saw. JMO
              Rolf
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