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stevejack

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09-25-2020 10:33 PM

I finally got my Dewalt Scroll saw. WOW what a dream. An expensive dream, but a happy one. Many have complained about its aggressive CUT as the blade goes forward on the down stroke but I like it. Thought I was going to have to toss all my PIN blades out but knocked the pins out and wal la. DANG it’s BIG and heavy. Didnt think that was gunna be an issue but … My ole tired WEN was worn out and the blade wagged side to side during cutting as much as an 8th.

I plan to do a review once I kick the tires BUT here is the real surprise… I almost pulled the trigger on the dewalt Scroll saw light at $35 bucks and you have to do some surgery on your saw to get it up and running. Watched a youtube where a guy used these LED Sewing machine lights! WOW WOW WOW! @ $10 each I bought 2 and plan to buy more. They are very well made and heavy constructed. They have a VERY STRONG MAGNET that comes with a adhesive pad you can use if you can’t stick them onto Steel or iron. VERY BRIGHT and the arm is nice ans stiff.

Got one one my dewalt and one on my drill press. Plan to put up more.

After years of being disappointing with the cheap CRAP every one sells you, this is a very good surprise….


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 10:39 PM

There are many great led lights out there today. I got some about 4×6 ”, stuck one on each bandsaw.

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Bstrom

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#2 posted 09-25-2020 10:43 PM

There is no bliss like the acquisition of a new tool – congrats on the wise investment.

-- Bstrom

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stevejack

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 10:45 PM

I cried a little! Dont to the boys….


There is no bliss like the acquisition of a new tool – congrats on the wise investment.

- Bstrom


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theoldfart

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#4 posted 09-25-2020 11:07 PM

Just ordered two of them.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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stevejack

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#5 posted 09-25-2020 11:40 PM

you have 2 sewing machines?


Just ordered two of them.

- theoldfart


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ibewjon

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#6 posted 09-26-2020 12:53 AM

Don’t you have two?

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GaryCK

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#7 posted 09-26-2020 01:20 AM

Ambidextrous, methinks. One for each hand.

Is the aggressive cut caused entirely by how the blade moves? Could it be attenuated with a different blade?

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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pottz

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#8 posted 09-26-2020 04:18 AM



Don t you have two?

- ibewjon


only two”? ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 09-26-2020 04:34 AM

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.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#10 posted 09-26-2020 06:35 AM

gotta agree with trsn it’s a great saw.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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stevejack

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#11 posted 09-26-2020 09:29 AM

The Down stroke or Cut stroke moves the bald forward a little bit. I dont know if that was a planned thing or just part of how it works. Many say they dont like it. I do. There are some youtube that show how to minimize this but like i said I like it/ Sort of like how you can set your jig saw to cut forward


Ambidextrous, methinks. One for each hand.

Is the aggressive cut caused entirely by how the blade moves? Could it be attenuated with a different blade?

- GaryCK


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stevejack

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#12 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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stevejack

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#13 posted 09-26-2020 09:41 AM

I plan one getting a dozen or so of those lights

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