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    Hi Folks,

    Can anyone give me information on The RBI Hawk 216VS? I have the opportunity to pick one up for about $300.....is that a deal? I know that you can't get parts through RBI for the 216 but this one was only used twice and is like brand new....I think I better jump on it?!?! Any thoughts??

    P.S.
    I'm new to scrolling and have been reading the site and posts for a little over a month and just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the information!! It is absolutely the best source of information I can find anywhere!!

    HAPPY SCROLLING!!

    Jeff
    Scrollin' with a Hawk 220VS

    Rock N' Scroll

  • #2
    Jeff, I can not offer any info on the Hawk but welcome to the family. I look forward to seeing some of your work. Steve
    If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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    • #3
      Thanks Steve!
      Scrollin' with a Hawk 220VS

      Rock N' Scroll

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      • #4
        Hi Jeff welcome to the group.

        Bob
        Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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        • #5
          Jeff I don't have any experience with that particuliar model but I do have a Hawk G4 and I love that red termite to death. I have said it so many times but I still think Hawk has some of the finest if not the best folks when it comes to customer service and support...I would expect that same service is extended towards buyers of used saws as well.

          Todd
          Todd

          Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ScrollIt
            Hi Folks,
            Can anyone give me information on The RBI Hawk 216VS? I have the opportunity to pick one up for about $300.....is that a deal?
            Jeff
            I wish I could find one for $300....
            hopefully your not the one I'm bidding against on ebay....

            Trout

            update...the Hawk G-4 on ebay is already up to $600 and there is still 5 days to go so I guess I want be getting that saw...
            Last edited by Trout; 03-02-2007, 07:45 PM.
            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
            Fish are food, not friends!

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            • #7
              sorry about the thread jacking....

              Last night while WWS was out of commission, I went looking for a new saw...
              I started out over no Craigslist which didn't have much to offer for scroll saws. but there was a post for a shopsmith so I thought I would check it out and as I was going through the pictures, at the bottom was a brand new Hawk scroll saw..
              I got to thinking if this guy wants $600 for the whole lot, I wondered what he would take for just the scroll saw so I sent him a email. he got right back to me and said that he would take $200 for the saw. I asked Mrs.Trout and she said Happy Birthday.. so when I called the guy I find out the saw only works on a shopsmith. I went from excited to bummed real quick...

              after that I went over to ebay and found a couple Hawks...there was a G-4 that had just been posted so I put in a $100 bid, today the saw is up to $600 so that saw is out...

              there was one other saw listed on craigslist that interested me , a new DeWalt for $400 so today I offered $250 and that I would give the saw a good home..I haven't heard back...yet

              Scrollit, get the saw....

              Trout
              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
              Fish are food, not friends!

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              • #8
                Trout

                Thanks for that I appreciate it......

                Just as a side note....when I get into something I do a TON of research...with that said I would deff have to question a Hawk only working on a Shopsmith... I dont even know how they would be compatible....but I could be wrong....if it was me I would pick up the phone and call RBI and ask them....it may even be worth a trip over to the guys place to see if he knows what he is talking about. In my experience with Shopsmith's....only "SHOPSMITH" tools are compatible with them...correct me if I'm wrong! Let me know how it goes!!

                Good Luck!

                Jeff
                Scrollin' with a Hawk 220VS

                Rock N' Scroll

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                • #9
                  Ok Trout....

                  As you can tell you got my wheels turnin'.....I found that Clist ad.....Ive never seen anything like that....maybe the guy just modified it himself...there is a pretty good possibility you could still use it by re-modifying it back to its original state...you may just need to order some new legs and see if you could round up a used motor if it need one? Might be worth a try...anyway here are the pics of the droid if anyone else has any suggestions let Trout know...lets help him in his quest!!

                  Jeff


                  Scrollin' with a Hawk 220VS

                  Rock N' Scroll

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                  • #10
                    Frankensaw! What the heck is that mess?

                    Man, someone should walk into that shop and put that poor ole' Hawk out of it's misery.
                    Todd

                    Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                    • #11
                      it was a Hawk..

                      me and the guy talked quite a bite about the saw...he inherited the shopsmith and he looked into the saw but really couldn't find any info about it on the Hawk website other than they did build one and that there isn't to many of them out there...
                      I thought the picture looked kinda funny until he explained how the saw worked on the shopsmith...
                      he was ready to sell me the whole package but I had to pass because it wouldn't fit in my 9x10 bedroom workshop...

                      and to top it all off, I was talking with a guy at work today who has a shopsmith with the scroll saw attactment. I asked him how it does and he said he's never used it...

                      I'll get that new saw, but until them my craftsman will do...

                      good luck with the saw...

                      Trout
                      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                      Fish are food, not friends!

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                      • #12
                        Good call Trout, that thing would probably scare the neighborhood kids if they ever got a glimpse of it.

                        That Craftsman will probably keep on ticking well after such a machine dies, good choice.
                        Todd

                        Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

                        Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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                        • #13
                          Hawk Scrollsaws

                          In regards to the Hawk on the Shopsmith, I would recommend staying away from this setup.
                          I have owned Hawks for many years and am totally committed to their reliability and support. Never heard that you can't get parts from Hawk. I recently bought a G4 and called them about a problem with the blade holders. They admitted there was a problem with the original design and in about 3 days I had new blade holders.
                          Jeff (Scrollit). Does that $300 include the stand, tray etc? If not it sounds a bit high to me. I have been thinking about selling my old 26" Hawk with the stand and tray for $450 but haven't been able to convince myself that I want to get rid of it. Oh well, maybe some day!
                          Buzz
                          We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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                          • #14
                            Yes it does include the stand and tray plus the foot switch.

                            Jeff
                            Scrollin' with a Hawk 220VS

                            Rock N' Scroll

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                            • #15
                              the DeWalt..

                              I just got an email about the DeWalt and they said they already have an offer of $300 and that they would take the highest bidder...
                              I replyed back saying that was a good deal and since you already have someone willing to pay that price I'll pass. if I really needed a new saw I would of offered another $25...

                              I'm curious if this saw has any of the problems that has been mentioned on the forum about the DeWalt...the good thing is that I now know what to look for in buying a DelWalt...

                              Trout
                              Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                              Fish are food, not friends!

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