I loved my 1680 (until I killed it)
Here's a few suggestions;
Shop-Tested Scrollsaw Techniques;
Anything by Patrick Spielman to do with scrollsaws;
There's a great video on e-bay (A - Z Fretworking) that you can get for about
$15 (shipping included).
There's a ton of great websites and user groups, msn's Free Scrollsaw Patterns
is a great group to get started with.
As far as websites here's a few;
http://www.mikesworkshop.com/ (also a great source for the very best blades).
One word of warning.....scrolling can be addictive :).
The Dremel was a reconditioned unit that I got for $99. I've replaced t with a
craftsman 16" variable speed (it's the same exact saw with different colored
plastic and no lights). I was able to get it on sale plus my discounts for
$90. As I consider the Dremel a hobbyist saw as well as the craftsman, I have
no complaints (I put 40+ hours a week on the saws cutting a variety of
hardwoods). For the money these are quite good, eventually I'll step up to a
Hegner or Excalibur saw once I make enough from the projects made with the
craftsman and dremels.
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I'll add just one more...
IMO, Rick's got some of the most balanced reviews and advice around.
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I also have a 1680, but no room to work with it right now. I hope to
build a small workshop next spring, if we don't float away this
I need a good pattern for a "No Fishing, No Swimming" sign for my
front yard. A neighbor already has a silouette of a boy fishing in the
ditch next to their driveway. This week the fish on the end of his
line was floating in the water.
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