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Forum topic by RickSanchez posted 05-16-2021 11:45 PM 378 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RickSanchez

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05-16-2021 11:45 PM

Just picked up this scroll saw for $500 from a guy who’s buddy died and never used it. I see it sells new for $1500. It’s rock solid. Are these good saws? Did I do good?

Seems like a good upgrade from my Porter Cable.

-- Zak, AZ


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#1 posted 05-17-2021 01:04 AM

I think so but I may be just a wee bit biased. I bought the same saw in the same condition for the same price (I may have paid $450, can’t recall) around last Christmas from an older gentleman who hadn’t used it very much. It is a good saw, especially at that price.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#2 posted 05-17-2021 05:44 AM

GaryCK,

I’ve had a problem with the tension on the upper block but I ordered some parts that may help.

-- Zak, AZ

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#3 posted 05-17-2021 10:23 AM

You did good. Those are arguably second to the Hegner, but still very good saws. I bought a 220VS some years back from an estate and couldn’t be happier. Parts are still available, and though the company has been sold a time or two it’s still in business and still has very good CS.

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

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#4 posted 05-17-2021 10:31 AM

I have had that saw for20 years and no problems. I bought mine new. Good luck .
Chuck

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#5 posted 05-19-2021 11:42 PM

Good saw. Good value. Should last a long, long time. Jim

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#6 posted 05-20-2021 02:30 AM

Ouch! I just sold the exact same model about a month ago in the same shape for $350.00. I was thrilled to see it go to a good home and hopefully it will get used. It sat in a corner in my shop unused for the last 8 years.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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