scroll saw question

have been looking for a decent used scroll saw for a couple of months and not had much luck.....craigslist has lots of craftsman saws but not much else.. I have never owned or used a scroll saw, but would like to get one for some projects. I am going to look at this saw tomorrow.... http://lansing.craigslist.org/tls/4340780607.html this guy had this saw posted for a month or so for 650.00 and has now reduced his asking price... he says he has owned the saw for 8 years and not used a whole lot...he also says the saw has no issues and works good and that he is second owner......Is this saw worth 400.00? what should I look for? any advise appreciated.
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Hells yeah! That might be a neener, at that price.
Seems to have a sturdy table, a substantial blade clamp and easy tightening mechanism. The blade clamp is always the most suspect part, to me, second the tightening device.
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On 3/20/2014 7:03 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ourgang.com wrote:

That is the cadilac of scroll saws. The price is reasonable.
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On 3/20/2014 6:03 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ourgang.com wrote:

RUN! Do not walk and buy that saw NOW!
It is, as others have said, the Cadillac - make that Rolls Royce - of scroll saws.
The owner has it way underpriced - both as new and for a used one.
It appears to be the 22-V Value pack which includes the saw, stand, and pedal switch. Current retail is $1,699
<https://www.advmachinery.com/p-5-multimax-22-v-22-variable-speed-scroll-saw.aspx
Its purchase at the asking price would certainly qualify you for a resounding "You Suck!" from anyone who knows a thing about scroll saws.
I scored - off Craigslist, also - a similar deal a couple of years ago. I got the Polymax 8spd Industrial model (top of the Hegner line) with stand for about HALF of that asking price. Mine was missing a couple of blade holders (they now accept both pinned and unpinned blades) and added the quick tensioner retrofit, etc. By the time all was said and done, I had the new, improved, upgraded Polymax which now costs $2,950.
Advanced Machinery of New Castle, Delaware (their website above) is the sole source for machines and parts in the US. Seems to be a smallish outfit with great customer service. The lady I spoke with knew the saws up, down and sideways and had me good to go in a single order with quick shipment.
Look around the site and you can download the manuals for all their saws to get a preview.
Don't hesitate though. That saw will not last long at that price.
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On 3/21/2014 3:25 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:

If you do lose out on the Hegner, keep your eyes open for one from RBI, e.g RBI Hawk. That's another quality saw. I think most will agree, however, that Hegner is the top dog.
Good luck!
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On 3/21/2014 3:36 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:

And or Excalibur
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On 3/20/2014 6:03 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ourgang.com wrote:

Okay, Buckwheat...
The poster has deleted that saw from Craigslist. You're quiet so hopefully you scored that saw and are busily checking it out... or nursing a pulled groin or back muscle from shlepping it around.
Did we forget to tell you that the reason it's like a sewing machine is that it weight a freakin' ton<g>
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yes i did get the saw......seller threw in several books and a box of what looks to me like a lifetime supply of blades. Thanks for the help.
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On 3/22/2014 4:09 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ourgang.com wrote:

YOU SUCK!!! :-)
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On 3/22/2014 3:50 PM, woodchucker wrote:

Fer sure, he does. IIRC, the previous owner also had a lamp (magnifying?) mounted.
Very sweet deal.
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On 3/22/2014 3:09 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ourgang.com wrote:

OohRah! You just earned a big "You SUCK!"
Congrats. I'm sure you'll be happy with that saw.
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xTWO!
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