Can't wait for the Glowforge


#1

I just could not wait any longer so I went out & bought a new Dewalt scroll saw. See attached picture. You see I’m retired & I need to keep busy so I felt the scroll saw is a close 2nd or 3rd to the Glowforge. Sure is grand that I’m making things. The Dewalt is easy to use and I really want to get involved doing Intarsia. Using the scroll saw really spikes my want for my Glowforge. I know the possibilities will be endless. Anyway I just wanted to see if anyone else thinks the same as me. Keep busy everyone and as you know if your an hour early you will never be late.


#2

Great tool, and the black box behind it is so cool too!


#3

Nice toy to play with while you wait! :smiley:


#4

Hehehe, I bought one too! (except mine is a Harbor Freight special) :sunglasses:
That and their disc/belt sander.


#5

I have a Craftsman that I have used for years. It is probably equivalent to a HF. I just needed to upgrade to a better saw. I really love the Dewalt. I’m going to convert the Craftsman into a scroll sander, to sand into those small areas of my projects.


#6

Good idea! :+1:


#7

I have a Dewalt scroll saw too, although mine is an older model. You might want to get a foot pedal to go with your saw. I found it handy when I was doing my intarsia. :relaxed:


#8

Whatcha’ Makin’ ?:slight_smile:


#9

I’ve got a cheapjack scrollsaw, but I still love it. It’s got a bigger kerf than a gf, but then it cuts much thicker materials…


#10

Grats on the new toy!


#11

I have a thread where I talk about how I earned a lot of respect for S.S. users…


#12

Nice DeWalt :slight_smile: I need to repair mine – I’ve got a 70’s Dremel 1671 scroll that I used on my flatpack Xmas trees a couple years back before I started lasering, but when I went to use it again this year I discovered I worked it so hard last time that I wore out the big rubber washer on the tension knob, and now it hops around like an off-balance clothes dryer :grimacing:


#13

#14

Too much coffee.


#15

:open_mouth: What amazes me the most about this video is just how long it manages to stay functional – I’d almost want to own it (if it weren’t so destroyed by the end) – btw, this is EXACTLY what my Dremel did the last time I set it up on the workbench…@jbv nailed it.


#16

Hey David thanks for the idea, I bought one from Harbor Freight & it works great.


#17

I have one of these too! Great for some things, less good for others. Struggles with harder woods. Or at least my accuracy using this scroll saw with 3/4" oak is not so hot.

I had the pleasure recently of using it’s older brother, a Delta bandsaw - it was amazing. The amount of curved wood cuts I was able to do, and in almost no time! No super tight corners like on a scroll, but man! I cut out 40 arc-shaped pieces of 5/4 x 8 stock in under 40 minutes! And it was my first time using the thing. It was a religious experience.


#18

:innocent:


#19

Easily one of the best scroll saws ever made in my opinion!! :slight_smile:


#20

I have a hard time with a scroll saw, too. Maybe I’m not tightening the blade enough? It seems to want to veer off track by itself.