Maybe, I was reading something on another forum and some folks were
lamenting the loss of a high end scroll saw manufacturer. Maybe somebody
went bankrupt and were able to keep manufacturing under the bankruptcy
Note the post said up to $2,500, do a web search for both Hegner and
Excalibur and you will find several models some of which are just a bit more
than the DeWalt.
BTY it is RBI Hawk that is out of business, they went under and sold off all
their assets at auction. There is a rumor in the Yahoo Scrollsaw group that
the buyer of the assets may try to get the business going again. I sure hope
so, I have a RBI Hawk and think it is one of the best scroll saws out there.
Also for more opinions try the Yahoo Scrollsaw group.
Not really. IIRC, the reviews on the DeWalt said it was 90-95% as good
as the high-priced spreads. I know there's so little vibration you can
do the nickle on edge trick. When I worked at Woodcraft, they had
several used in the classroom. I left after 3 years and AFAIK all were
still humming away.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
Seems like there are a bunch of low end saws around $100 and then
nothing until you get to $500 for the DeWalt. I was hoping to find
something decent for around $200 - $250. I don't use a scroll saw
enough (maybe 3-4 times per year) to justify spending $500.
Checked on Ebay for used, found a few Dewalts selling for around
$250-300, then when you factor in shipping, the price approaches the
point where it would make more sense to by the new one.
There is Proxxon DSH/E at 250 USD. I have it and it works for me but I
think that it may be worst of all Proxxon tools. I had these 3 choices here
in Finland 1) cheap ones 2) this Proxxon 3) Hegner at about 1000 USD (600
euros from germany with delivery). I would have taken the Dewalt if it was
sold in Finland.
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I agree on DeWalts. Love mine for a year now. Picked it up used but
completely refurbished for $250 and it runs great. So glad I skipped
the Dremel for $200. DeWalt is a way better machine imho.
I am new to scroll sawing and probably don't have enough years left
to get really good at sawing. Have a used Craftsman that seems to
work pretty good, variable speed motor. What is it that makes these
high dollar machines so much better, since they all use the same
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