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  • Rolf
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    This is not a Hawk saw that that I have seen before. I know that the folks that bought the Hawk brand were developing a new saw early on, I wonder if it is one of those. Personally I would be leery of this one. If possible contact Bushton about this saw, send them this picture.Make sure they have pats to support it. All of the Hawk saw's that I have ever seen, or used, have a frame on each side of the upper arm, this one is like the Hegner supported on only one side. It does look pristine. Are you close enough to try it out?

    Have any of you guys ever seen this Hawk model before?

    It looks like you are doing some large projects and definitely need a saw with a larger throat.
    Where do you live? so maybe we can help you with your search.

    Have you searched for a club in your area?
    Last edited by Rolf; 02-15-2020, 02:18 PM.

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  • Skynet1999
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    No sadly I don't have a better picture. It is a 220-3 and from other info iton on the forums I found most people don't recommend it. The other $300 I pm'ed you about is the one I got my eye on now. It is newer, very well cared for., I could hear the pride in the voice of the owners wife in how he meticulously cared for his tools and only used to that one to do demonstrations at craft shows. Here is the challenge I am facing with my current small 15 inch Delta.
    here is the saw I am thinking of buying $300 obo it is a hawk 220 vs 18" jr.
    Screenshot_20200215-131147_Facebook.jpg comes with custom built table and light as depicted along with free wood Screenshot_20200215-131147_Facebook.jpg
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  • Rolf
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    I responded to you PM before reading this, so disregard some of my comments. When buying an older Hawk they made some significant design changes around 2005 so I would not buy one older than that. The clamp access on the bottom is up front, no need to reach around any thing. Easy top feeding etc. The link to the second saw made in 2010 looks to be almost brand new. You could always offer less but the price is not bad. Scott I am not sure that the Hawk parts are iffy but they do have a small staff and can be hard to get a hold of at times.

    I just saw the image of the first saw, It is hard to tell much with th power cord hanging over the upper clamp mechanism. Do you have a better picture from her?
    Last edited by Rolf; 02-15-2020, 08:53 AM.

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  • NC Scroller
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    Hegner saw are built like a Sherman tank. There are many 30 + years saws out there running strong and most parts are available. Hawks are good and well made too but the company that makes them now does it as a part time business and parts are very iffy.

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  • Skynet1999
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    Yes I'm definitely on every form of place that sells used tools constantly looking for a good deal on a bigger saw.I have googled and researched at least 20 that have been posted in my area. Currently there is a Craftsman that looks just different than all the others I've seen so I'm also trying to get the model number because for some reason people on Facebook and Craigslist will put up a tool and just say scroll saw for sale. as if someone will buy a tool without knowing what model it is or what brand it is.
    I love you tag line "Creator of fine b designer saw dust"
    II had always gotten the impression from various forms that Hawks were supposed to be almost legendary saws and then after I found that one I did some more googling and found lots of people advising against certain Hawks. or perhaps I was getting hawks and hengers all mixed together in my mind from Reading just so so so much ion so many forums all the same time

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  • NC Scroller
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    Welcome to the forum. Sorry I can't help you with either saw. Both are very old so my concern would be parts should you have an issue down the road. Make sure you check craigslist in your town and also within a 100 miles. Good deals do pop up if you are will to wait. Good Luck on you search.

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  • Skynet1999
    started a topic Older Jet 26" from 80's-90s advice

    Older Jet 26" from 80's-90s advice

    I currently own a Delta 40-150 scroll saw from the 80's I believe. It is a great little workhorse. I cut 1" cedar on it almost daily, however it is some speed, is missing the pinless blade holders, and is a 15". I often have customers request 20" or larger pieces and this of course causes obvious problems. I do not have the money to buy a new DeWalt, jet, etc. Locally there is a guy selling a Jet 26" Jss-26 scroll saw but I am having a hard time finding any info on this saw or any jet saws from this era. He's asking 125 for it which I would certainly talk him down on price to $75 max. Two and a half hours away from me there is a person selling a hawk RBI to 220 - 3 for $200.
    Does does anyone have any info on the jet and or which one do you think I should buy?


    I also power carve and just bought a brand new Mastercarver benchtop ultra kit ($299)
    Or should I just go buy a wen? What I really want is a DeWalt but that's going to be a ways down the road and many sales away and is not a viable option at the moment.
    Last edited by Skynet1999; 02-14-2020, 11:39 AM.

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