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    It must be true love. Regardless to the fact he knows that he is buying into "scrollsaw widowhood" my husband bought me a DeWalt 788 type 1!!!! I am soooo excited! We have to get it set up tonight. I was like a kid at Christmas yesterday. Alas, the children had functions to go to so we couldn't get it set up yesterday but tonight......it's all MINE!!!!
    Hey....waiiiit a minute.....maybe he bought it for me just to keep me out of his hair??!!!

    Sarah
    What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

  • #2
    Congratulations Sarah.

    I still like the Ryobi though
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      There ya go girl now go and cut some wood into sawdust and don't forget pictures are a good thing, good luck and congrats on the DeWalt Sarah
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        WOW Sarah, it didn't take you long to move into the big leaques. (oops lots of folks here will object to that statement) but I personally think the Dewalt is the best saw you could have. Blade changing is a breeze, so is top feeding when doing fretwork. Now all you need is a good source for blades, patterns, tape, glue, drill bits, etc. etc. etc.
        Oh well, have fun and make lots of sawdust. Don't forget to post pics of your work.
        Oh ya and as Carl always says, put that first project away in a safe place, so you can pull it out periodically and compare it to your most recent project, you'll be amazed at how quickly you'll progress.

        Welcome to the wonderful world of scrolling.
        Marsha
        LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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        • #5
          Question for Sarah

          Hi Sarah, do you belong to any VI scrolling or woodworking groups?
          I know the woodshow this weekend in Victoria should be a good resource for you.
          Mike in Nanaimo is one of the forum members, he is the Canadian Distributor for FD blades. He is a great guy to talk to if you have any questions.

          Unfortunately I won't be going to the show in Victoria, but I will be at the Cloverdale show next Friday with the BC Toymakers Society booth. They had a booth in Victoria last year. That is also worth checking out.
          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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          • #6
            You lucky gal, Sarah. Be sure to let us know how it goes with the new saw. I'm still not real clear on the difference between a type 1 and type 2 DW788. My understanding is the type 1 was made in the states and type 2, in China. I also think I've heard that people that have had issues have had them with the type 2.

            Good luck and YOU GO GIRL!
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
            www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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            • #7
              I don't belong to any of the clubs yet. I'm hoping to go to the meeting at the end of this month though. Yes, I know Mike. Actually I work with him, and I purchase my blades and bits from him. He is a great guy and has given me lots of good advice. I won't be able to make it to the show this weekend either, as I work all weekend

              Sarah
              What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

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              • #8
                Mike,

                Yes, I heard that there have been issues with type 2. Something about the distance between top and bottom blade clamp is too much and when you put tension on the blade, you lose your blade. Mike actually advised me to see if I could find a type 1 as they are without that problem.

                Sarah
                What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

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                • #9
                  Work with him that explains the Ryobi
                  Did you get the 18 or 16" Ryobi?

                  BTW I like the Dewalt too but don't tell anyone on the forum.

                  Oh and all references to the BORG or Big Orange Retail Giant are all in good fum
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the new love!!! Dale
                    Dale w/ yella saws

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                    • #11
                      Well....the good news is I am going to go to the show on Sunday! I arranged to trade my shift at work....gotta love it! My Ryobi is a 16". Looking forward to going to the show on Sunday and seeing some of the work done.

                      Sarah
                      What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

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                      • #12
                        Well, be sure to take us along! And tell us everything you saw and learned upon your return! dale
                        Dale w/ yella saws

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                        • #13
                          I did something similar once. I bought my wife a boat motor for her birthday and she said "what the hell am I gonna do with that?" I said that if she didn't like it or want it that I'd take it and put it on my boat and she could enjoy it from there. It worked to.
                          Confuscious says, "The cautious seldom err".
                          Confuscious didn't own a scrollsaw either.

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                          • #14
                            How was the show Mitramom?
                            I am off to Cloverdale on Friday . I can't wait!
                            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                            • #15
                              Woodworking Show

                              The show was pretty good. I saw a lot of very very nice work, making me very envious Hubby bought himself a couple of new toys for the table saw. I just stuck around the scroll sawing area admiring the work and talking with some of the members of the Mid Island club here. I listened to the seminar about scroll sawing (although I only got to see about the last 45 minutes of it) and there were some very cool hints.
                              Different topic...my new DW saw is beautiful. Originally with my Ryobi I had been using the blades that came with it, and then Mike got me onto Flying Dutchman, I remember saying to my hubby how much nicer cutting was with the FD. Now....cutting with the DW compared to the Ryobi?? It's like a hot knife through butter. I can't believe how beautiful it is. It is so much quieter, and smoother cutting. It is going to take a little bit to adjust to how it cuts, but I'm definitely willing to put that time in!!

                              Sarah
                              What's that old saying?? A bad day scrolling is still better than the best day working??

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