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DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw

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The dependable DEWALT 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw is designed to help you create accurate, detailed workpieces with ease. Its user-friendly configuration with easy-to-access controls, reduced-vibration design, and variable-speed performance allow for incredible precision. For added convenience and durability, an integrated cast-iron table provides material support, and a flexible dust blower helps keep your work area pristine.

Unique Arm Design for Accurate Cuts
A scroll saw needs to perform both reliably and accurately, whether you're crafting custom jigsaw puzzles or designing unique trim pieces. This DEWALT scroll saw's double parallel-link arm design helps it deliver on both fronts by reducing vibration. The specially designed arm pivots from the back of the saw to the front, shortening the distance that the arm needs to move and allowing for smoother, quieter saw operation. With less vibration, you can produce accurate cuts with ease.

This unique arm design also works to keep the saw's blade perpendicular to whatever you're working on, reducing the chance of over cutting or under cutting.

Easy to Handle with Variable-Speed Control
Adding to the saw's intuitive, design are convenient controls engineered by DEWALT to keep your workflow smooth. The saw's on-off switch, speed control, and blade-tensioning lever are all located within easy reach on the front, upper arm. The saw's flexible dust blower is also located on this portion of the arm so it can easily be directed where you need it, keeping your work surface clear of unwanted debris.

The scroll saw's electronic variable-speed control allows you to make quick, accurate adjustments and utilize speeds ranging from 400 to 1,750 strokes per minute. The saw relies on a dependable 1.3 Amp motor for the power you need and delivers a variable stroke length between 3/4 inch and up to 2 inches deep. This application-specific performance translates to improved control and cleaner results.

Save Time with Tool-Free Blade Changes and Adjustable Table
Whether you're working with a variety of specialty materials or you're simply ready for a more aggressive cut, the DEWALT exclusive, tool-free blade clamps allow you to complete blade changes in just seconds. And the arm is easy to lift, making it easy to thread the blade through materials when making inside cuts.

Weighing 56 pounds, this scroll saw has a heavy-duty feel yet is small enough to move around the shop easily. The saw's oversized, cast-iron table provides excellent support no matter what you're working on, and the table bevels 45 degrees to the left and 45 degrees to the right for added versatility.

This 20-inch variable-speed scroll saw comes with a DEWALT warranty package that includes a three-year limited warranty, a one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.

What's in the Box
DEWALT 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw, hex wrench, and blades.

Reader Reviews

Good for what I paid for it !

Review Summary

I picked this up on an Amazon lightning deal for $340.00 including tax and shipping. Had it not been for that I don't think I would have paid the $500.00 or so that they are asking retail. This saw operates smoothly enough and the blades are easy to change and tension, all the controls being right there on the top arm.
I haven't had any issues with the speed control so far as some have had.The table top, as many have complained, is somewhat roughly milled, making it more difficult to rotate pieces while your scroll cutting. Fortunately, I have an 18" wide belt sander which I ran the top through with 120 and 220 grit to make it smooth. That along with some paste wax and she's perfect. The table top is not parallel to the surface of my work bench. It's about 5/8" or so higher on one side, after adjusting the top square to the blade, which others have complained causes the blade to hit the inside of the throat opening. Mine wasn't far enough off to cause that , although it's far enough off level to make the tilt gauge pointer ineffective, which I don't really see as a problem since I'll probably never be tilting the table and if I do I would never rely on the accuracy of it anyway with out checking the angles with a tilt gauge and making test cuts. For the kind of money that they want retail for one of these, one shouldn't have to deal with any of the quality issues that are present. So far, for me this has been a good value since I don't use a scroll saw much and I didn't want to spend the the hundreds and hundreds more for an Excaliber, Hegner, Rbi hawk, etc. , but didn't want a $75.00 to $175.00 Taiwanese one either. Plus there's a Dewalt service center near by if I have any issue's or need parts later. This is a good middle of the road saw if you can get it cheap like I did.

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