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Scroll Saws
02-07-2015, 10:54
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Scroll Saws
It's pinewood derby time and need a scroll saw. What manufacturer/product do you folks like?

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02-07-2015, 22:57
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RE: Scroll Saws
I'm super old school there. All the computerized stuff is just more crap to go wrong. Mine is a 60 year old Skill saw. It's nicely broken in now. It was my Grandfather's via my Dad. Tough to beat that one.

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02-08-2015, 00:14 (This post was last modified: 02-08-2015 00:19 by cmillsap.)
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RE: Scroll Saws
(02-07-2015 22:57)Arcticdude Wrote:  I'm super old school there. All the computerized stuff is just more crap to go wrong. Mine is a 60 year old Skill saw. It's nicely broken in now. It was my Grandfather's via my Dad. Tough to beat that one.
Hi John,

I'm glad to hear from you. I thought maybe you had gotten lost in the wild hinterlands of the North.Big GrinBig Grin

David, Why not use a common jig saw with a narrow blade?


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02-08-2015, 20:20 (This post was last modified: 02-08-2015 20:20 by davidbrady.)
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RE: Scroll Saws
Thanks guys,

Chuck, I sort of think the stable platform a scroll saw provides which allows two hands on the work material will be safer for my son to use.

I broke down and bought a $50.00 Harbor Freight scroll saw. I normally avoid Harbor Freight tools but the sale price on this unit was too much to bear, and guess what? It works beautifully. I highly recommend it! Regular price was $140 which was marked down to $70 but I then applied a 20% coupon.

All I plan to do is pinewood derby cars and train tracks, so for me this saw is perfect.

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02-08-2015, 20:51 (This post was last modified: 02-08-2015 20:52 by cmillsap.)
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RE: Scroll Saws
(02-08-2015 20:20)davidbrady Wrote:  Thanks guys,

Chuck, I sort of think the stable platform a scroll saw provides which allows two hands on the work material will be safer for my son to use.

Probably, David, but give that boy a few more years and he will be telling you which tool to use. He is one smart cookie and savvy to boot.

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