Input about the Dremel Scrollsaw

I am interested in the Dremel Scroll saw station 1800-01 with the attachment for drilling. Home Depot is out of them and say it is a discontinued Scroll saw. What is your opinions. It was within my price range and I liked that it took pin blades and non pin blades and the controls were at the top. I guess I can still get it but am wondering why it is discontinued, maybe problems?
Thanks in advance for your help and opinion.
Kathy
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Kate wrote: > I am interested in the Dremel Scroll saw station 1800-01 with the attachment > for drilling. Home Depot is out of them and say it is a discontinued Scroll > saw. <snip>
Can't comment on the Dremel but H/D regularly discontinues items.
Not sure, but think it has something to do with returns, exchanges, etc.
Lew
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Mon, Oct 9, 2006, 3:55am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Kate) doth query: <snip>. Home Depot is out of them and say it is a discontinued Scroll saw. What is your opinions. It was within my price range <snip>
My opinion is, stop shopping at Home Depot. Seriously. Just because it was within your price range doesn't ecessarily mean buy it. I'm thinking you don't have a lot of scrollsaw experience. You could spend that much, then decide you don't like it. I'd say check your local bargain papers for a used saw, bu one you like - and that works - and use it for awhile. If you don't like to scrollsaw after all, resell it, and no biggie. If you DO like to scrollsaw then you've got a scrollsaw. You can stick with that one, OR, you can use it and look for a model to upgrade to. Then resell the old saw.
I started with a cheap little scrollsaw. It sawed, but thats about it. Walked into a Sears franchise store one day and they had a stack of new, in the box, variable speed, scrollsaws, listed for about $35. I asked if the price was right, they said yes, I grabbed one. Have had it ever since. A bit later they had almost similar saws listed for about $175. I don't know if mine was a discontinued model or what, but it is pin or pinless, has a nice sized cast table, and works like a champ. Last years Craftsman catalog listed them at about $175, including a work light. Might want to take a look at them. A lot of people here will bitch about Craftsman tools, but I'm happy with mine.
Don't shop at Home Depot.
JOAT It's not hard, if you get your mind right. - Granny Weatherwax
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Thanks for your input, it is good to hear others opinion it helps a lot. I have been scroll sawing for about 15 years now and started with a craftsman and just wanted to upgrade as mine is over 15 years old and beginning to get tired of holding settings and such. Thanks Again, Kathy
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