Mon, Oct 9, 2006, 3:55am (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
It's not hard, if you get your mind right.
- Granny Weatherwax