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    Mia

    We are the music makers.
    We are the dreamers of dreams.


    Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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    Mia

    We are the music makers.
    We are the dreamers of dreams.


    Easy scrollin' with a DW788

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    • #3
      Congrats!
      I can share your enthusiasm. After going though a similar experience with two bad deltas I was amazed when got the DeWalt. Told my wife the difference between that and the previous saws was like going from a toy to a serious professional quality tool. It makes the whole experience much better, if I had stayed with a cheaper saw I dont think scroll sawing would be something that I would do nearly as much as I do now.

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      • #4
        Congrats on your new saw Mia! I can relate to everything your feeling regarding the difference between saws. I know you and your new DeWalt will have many happy hours together.
        Now go make some sawdust!
        Bill

        DeWalt 788



        aut viam inveniam aut faciam

        God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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        • #5
          Congrats! It's pretty exciting when things seem fresh and new again, huh?
          I bought the same saw about 3 weeks ago and am thouroughly impressed.
          Joel

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          • #6
            Way to go Mia. I'm happy for you. I just hope your daughter lets you take a turn. You may have to send her to the mall this weekend.
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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            • #7
              Glad you got your saw - I went from a delta to a DW788 too and you're right - there is no comparison.

              Hope you manage to get our turn on the saw...

              Mind you if your daughter can turn out things like that corian clock, maybe she should be selling them and saving up to by her own ....
              Ian

              Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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              • #8
                Hi Mia, it looks like you are going to have to get another saw for yourself. I think that your daughter has taken over on this one. hehe Glad you got it!!! Steve
                If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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                • #9
                  I wonder if the people from Dewalt are reading this thread *S*

                  Steve in Mi.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Mia, I'm glad to hear you got your new saw and I hope you are happy with your 788.

                    Bob
                    Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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                    • #11
                      Hi Mia,
                      Your daughter looks real comfortable at that saw. It's so heartwarming to see children taking an interest in something other then tv & video games.
                      Has she read the article in SSW&C spring 2007 issue about Kayla Helseth, it might be a real inspiration for her.
                      It's terrific that she is able to learn scrolling in a school environment, when I was in school, way back when, girls weren't allowed in the shop class.
                      She appears to be on her way to a great hobby.
                      Marsha

                      PS: As for saw time for yourself, maybe you need a saw schedule.
                      LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by miamw
                        It's like going from a Gremlin to a Mercedes, at least to me.
                        Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference in the world!

                        I'm so glad you took the plunge. As far as I'm concerned, seeing how your kids are taking to scrolling, I'd say it's paid for itself already.

                        Pete

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                        • #13
                          Hi Mia,
                          Isn't it just grand!? I liken to a kid at Christmas ...all the excitement of a new toyl (tool+toy=toyl). I can't wait til I can finally have some sit down time with my new Dewally. I can already see us getting real colse, I think my G/F is going to be jealous! I got mine Thursday, and STILL haven't done only test cuts with it, the power was out at the shop all day yesterday! I know I'm headed there right after work today.

                          Have fun,

                          John

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                          • #14
                            Congrats Mia, I know you'll love your new DW788. Hard to believe the difference isn't it?
                            Troy
                            Troy

                            Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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                            • #15
                              Mia:

                              Congratulations on the new addition to the family. My only complaint about my DeWalt is the front-to-back blade motion, yet you said there is practically none on yours. Mine has absolutely no side-to-side motion, but front-to-back is about 1/16" at table level. Drives me crazy and I'm still trying to get used to it. If you place a ruler behind the blade and turn it on slow speed, how much movement of the blade would you estimate there is?

                              Jeff
                              Last edited by Jeff; 02-24-2007, 01:52 PM.

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