Hawk RBI Model 216

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Forum topic by ABrock posted 06-01-2018 03:19 AM 1209 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2018 03:19 AM

I have a chance at getting this saw for $125. Is that a good deal? serial number is 1583. Thanks

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#1 posted 06-01-2018 03:26 AM

I would say yes. Hawk/RBI has a good reputation
for quality.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 06-01-2018 10:35 AM

Hawk has went through a couple of ownership changes, but you can still get (some) parts for them and the manual for that one is on line. If I picked the right one it has 3 speeds (good thing) thought they require belt changes. They are generally considered among the best scroll saws made. I have a VS220 I bought a couple of years ago and am quite happy with it, though I’m not a heavy duty scroller.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 06-01-2018 10:51 AM

They are nice but this one looks pretty rough.

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#4 posted 06-01-2018 11:24 AM

I have three scroll saws and use them most every day. Two Hegners and Jet and two of them were made before 1988 and all run fine. I would buy this hawk in a minute. Very good saw!

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#5 posted 06-01-2018 05:02 PM

I purchased an RBI scroll saw about15 or more years ago and still runs as it
did coming out of the factory!

-- Oscar, Chula Vista, CA, [email protected]

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