The transformer for my Dewalt Scroll Saw arrived the other day. All is
set up and working like a wonder.
While cutting merrily away on it, I was thinking "I should have bought
this machine first, it's smooth, accurate and easy to use".
But than............ a FLASH., If I had not bought the cheapies I
wouldn't appreciate the new nearly as much.
No1 was a Ryobi. I enjoyed the machine because of the work I was able to
do with it. Modified it by putting clamps on the arms that enabled the
use of pinnless blades. For about $100 It was a good little machine.
No2 was a Delta variable speed with quick release clamps. It was a joy
to use and left the Ryobi for dead. At about $280.00 it was good value
for money and if I could get hold of parts I would probably still be
using it. After about 5 years and a lot work, a lot of repairs it just
became to sloppy.
No3. The Dewalt A whole new world.
The moral of the story is, If you just go for top end, you will never
really appreciate just how good you've got it.
I don't reckon I've wasted any cash on machines as each gave all it had
and more and where well worth the readies spent on them.