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#1 posted 09-26-2020 09:39 AM

Well because of the space limitations of my shop I dont think a dedicated Stand will work here. I use to take my old WEN and put it on my assembly table then back under the work bench but the DEWALT is a BEAST. I will have to think about that.

I will use this almost 100% on cutting 1/4 inch mdf. Some plexiglass. I doubt if I ever need any Fret type of work blades.

I am glad you told me about other blade sources I will give them a try.

Yes the tight knobs are crap But so is the holder. I plan to buy a $100 after market one soon.

The KNOBS I think I will make new ones with my 3D Printer.

I will kick the tires for a few weeks and write a review. But Like all the others, gunna be a 5 star


I have had mine for a few years. I like it a lot. A few things I ve found may help in ownership/use.

#1) Not just the DeWalley, but any scroller the number one thing to assist the saw work is a good blade, and it isn t called Olson. There are actually a number of good makers, I like Pegas brand blades. To start always just buy a dozen at a time, usually never more than 4 or 5 bux. If you find one you love, look at gross pricing. Each thickness, and design will have a unique cut, so you will need a few different baldes. Circular cutters aren t as fresh as a straight cut blade, but they will turn on a dime.

https://pegasscrollsawblades.com

#2) This is about just the Dewalt. That table that comes with the saw has some serious engineering, and ergonomics made into it. Not saying you have to buy that stand, but if you make on, duplicate at least the angle it sits at. Comfy makes the work better, and more comfy. More comfy decreases fatigue, and that will improve the output, and quality of the output.

#3) The knobs to tighten, or loosen the blade, are crap, and hard on your fingers.

Marcus Bailey is still making knurled knobs, and they are a dream to turn. The larger diameter doesn t make a pinch point on your fingers like all of the XYZ brands, and replacement brands do. The knurl makes them easy to turn.

I saw a link below from the other forum. Doing a search I found the LJ link/review, and he had thoughtfully included an email address for Marcus

https://thepatriotwoodworker.com/forums/topic/20091-dewalt-scroll-saw-knurled-knobs/

https://www.lumberjocks.com/reviews/9889

The knobs are made mostly for the DeWalt, but Marcus sends them out with all the cheese inside the knob, so you do have to make a small cut out, so it will fit over a variety of saws knob attachments. Mine are on loose, and do just fine, but you could silicone them on.

Enjoy your new saw.

- therealSteveN



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