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Posted on I'm ready to upgrade my scroll saw....but which one?

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sawdust703

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 12:59 AM

I might add, Mr. Chip, I do fretwork to 1 1/2” material with my Hawk, & have a foot control. Most all of my projects are 1/2” rough cut cherry, oak, white oak, maple, & walnut. I also use poplar, beetle kill pine, barn wood, southern yellow pine, & pine. Most all the wood I use anymore is rough cut, or reclaimed. Very seldom do I buy s4s lumber for any woodworking project I do. The rough cut & reclaimed is a little tougher on a cast aluminum saw table on the scroll saw, & requires a wax job more often than some, but it’s by far better wood. My older scroll saws have cast iron tables, but the Hawk has as a cast aluminum. I sand both sides of the wood to 220 before I put the pattern on. Saves ALOT of finish sanding. Blade changing is a snap w/the hawk, as well.

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