I've got a job to do right now which involves cutting some interior
cutouts. Seems like a job for a scroll saw. I'm looking at the DeWalt
DW788. Some questions:
What's the realistic cutting capacity of a saw like this? The job I
need to do right now is cutting 1-1/4 teak. Do these saws really have
the power (and blade strength) to cut that? If I bought one of these, I
don't anticipate cutting something that thick would be my usual task,
but it's the task I need to do right now.
I don't have room for one of these to live full-time on my shop floor,
so my plan is to forgo the stand. I'd park it on my bench when I need
it, and it would live on a shelf the rest of the time. It's hard to get
a good handle on the weight of this thing from the ads (everybody quotes
a different number) but 50 lbs seems about right. Are there people out
there with this saw who treat it as a portable? How does that work out
Is it stable enough to use just sitting on a bench, or does it need to
be attached to the bench top when in use?