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    well I ordered my first Dewalt scroll saw from amazon.com today and it should be here by friday I hope cause I am excited, I am getting ready to take Jeff Z's advanced scroll saw course which I am also excited about
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    Woo Hoo ....good choice ! ...congrats !
    ...~Robert~
    DW788 and Hawk 226

    " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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    • #3
      Congrats! Your gonna love it! Order blades now, once you start sawing, you wont want to stop to order.
      Dale w/ yella saws

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      • #4
        let me know how it works out . iam using a hegner right now 14in going to get a bigger one but cant afford a new 18in hegner right now so i am thinking very strong a bout a dewalt
        Hegner

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        • #5
          Congradulations Daryl!!!
          Bill
          Delta P-20

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          • #6
            Congrats on the saw, as soon as you get some of the bugs ironed out and get to sawing you'll love it. I know my wife loves hers.

            Carl

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            • #7
              on its way

              Your package is on time with a scheduled delivery date of 11/20/2006.


              Tracking Number: 1Z 21A 8E3 03 4837 116 4
              Type: Package
              Status: In Transit - On Time
              Scheduled Delivery: 11/20/2006
              Shipped to: BRADENTON, FL, US
              Shipped or Billed on: 11/14/2006
              Service Type: GROUND
              Weight: 64.00 Lbs
              Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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              • #8
                Congrats Daryl. Few things feel as good as getting a shiny new tool (and the older you get the fewer things that do )
                Kevin
                Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                • #9
                  ah and whats even better is a nice 4 day weekend to fiddle with it heheehe saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaweeeeeet any takers on when I post my first piece with it?
                  Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                  • #10
                    DO NOT carve the turkey with it!
                    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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                    • #11
                      Congrats!

                      Congrats , Daryl, You will love the saw. Now all you need is the stand, the light, and the EZ lift. I'm not kidding I have the extras and it makes it so nice. If,
                      God forbids, any thing goes wrong the repair shop in Tampa on Waters is top notch.

                      Good luck. I sorry the trip to Miss. didn't work out for you.

                      Later,

                      -Bill
                      -Bill

                      My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations Daryl
                        Just FYI, I have a DeWalt Type 1 which I love. I had need for a second saw in a different location and decided to buy (from Amazon) another DeWalt which of course is a Type 2. I was a bit nervous about the clamp and table issues which some of the Type 2's have had. As soon as the new one arrived, I quickly checked for table flatness and blade clamp function and I find no problem at all with this Type 2. I hope yours checks out equally well.
                        Dale M.

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                        • #13
                          thats also what I am hoping Dale, I too ordered mine from Amazon.com, Tool King I think and it comes with a 1 yr guarantee from DeWalt also so thats a bonus in my court
                          Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                          • #14
                            Daryl, I hope it's a dandy. If everything checks out properly, make a serious attempt at top feeding. Bill mentioned to me that he always top feeds with his Dewalt. When I received my used Dewalt off Ebay a couple weeks ago I decided to give the top feed a try. I found it to be a real pain in the butt. So I went back to bottom feeding using a small length of 2 X 4 to hold the arm up. With tiny holes, that is a pain in the butt also. So, I decided to give the top feed a try again. Guess what? I like it. It just takes a bit of practice and a bunch of patience. Just like everything else, there is a learning curve. I'm glad I stuck with it. Now I can thread it thru the exact hole that I want instead of a hole next to it that I don't want to do yet. Just don't give up. The challenge is learning to line the drilled hole up with the small slot in the table. The easy lift will be a waste of money if you can learn to do it from the top. Give this a serious try first.
                            Mike

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

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                            • #15
                              ok Mike thats great info thats one of the main functions I looked at when buying the saw was top feeding
                              Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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