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Forum topic by Kirk650 posted 01-09-2017 04:40 PM 519 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2017 04:40 PM

I have an old Ryobi scrollsaw, and it has done an ok job on what I needed it for. I’m planning to upgrade to something better, in the Dewalt/Delta cost range. What do you suggest, and why?



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#1 posted 01-09-2017 05:03 PM

I just upgraded from similar saw, a craftsman, to the Dewalt. If you get the Dewalt you will be very happy. It hardly vibrated at all even without being bolted down, and the 20 inch depth is a big plus.

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 05:52 PM

Look for a DeWalt 788 Type 1 on CraigsList, local ads, etc.

The Type 1 saws were manufactured in Canada in the same factory that produced the General Excalibur saws.

The Type 2’s are from Asia, and seem to have problems that the Type 1 doesn’t have.

I bought mine at an estate sale for $250 (a real steal!).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 07:14 PM


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