Saturday, November 28, 2020

Queens Carriage Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

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The pattern for this box comes in two sizes. The small pattern is 8" long. It is cut from 1/8" Baltic birch plywood.

The large pattern is 16" long and is cut from 1/4" Baltic birch plywood. 

I spray painted the carriage with gold paint to give it a royal look. The box could be used for several purposes from candy to a candle. If you want to use a candle you will need to add a flat bottom. The design is a U shaped bottom. Just lay a flat piece over the U. 

DeWalt DW788 Scroll Saw Currently $379 on Amazon: 

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This is a good price while it lasts. As of 11/27/2020 Amazon has the DW788 scroll saw priced at $379. Their normal price is $505. This may be a Black Friday sale but it is not listed that way so I'm not sure. If you look at the price chart below you will see that they don't discount this saw very often. The two prices that were lower, in 2013 and 2015 were phantom prices. I never saw that price and I watch pretty closely. 

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I have owned my DeWalt DW788 for almost 15 years. It has been a solid and reliable tool. It's no wonder that it is the most popular saw on the market for serious scrollers. I would not buy this saw if I were a production cutter. Meaning cutting more than five or six hours a day. There are other saws that will hold up to that much work better. If you want the best scroll saw on the market with no concern for price, then look elsewhere. There are better saws on the market. None of them are priced anywhere near $379. You can double this price for high-end saws.

If you cut on a regular basis and want a saw that will do just about any project that you can throw at it, then the DW788 is a good choice to look at.

There are hundreds if not thousands of scrollers who use the DW788 to run craft businesses. 

So what do you get for your $379? The saw weighs over 55 lbs so it has enough heft to be a low vibration saw. Like all scroll saws, it needs to be mounted to a solid stand but if everything is setup right, it runs very smooth.

It features all upfront controls. If you have a saw that has the tension knob in the back then you need to try the DW788 to see how much easier it is.

Blade change is just about as easy as it gets. It has well-made chucks and easy thumbscrew blade removal. No tools needed. 

It has a large cast-iron table. The DeWalt has considerably more table space in front of the blade than it is common on most saws. Most people like the extra space because it helps hold the board. The table also tilts a full 45 degrees both left and right.

The upper arm lifts for blade change. It is not designed to stay up by itself which is a bummer but there are ways to fix that problem.

Comes with a built-in air blower but the light is an additional cost.

At this price, the saw does not come with a stand. One is available on Amazon for $73. It is a quality stand. It will help prevent vibration. On tip is to make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight on the stand. Even one loose nut can induce vibration.

I have several high-end scroll saws and the DeWalt still gets used. If it was the only saw I owned it would be fine for what I do. It cuts a little aggressive compared to my other saws but I never noticed that until I had the high-end saws in my shop. 

If you are looking to upgrade from an entry-level scroll saw I can easily recommend the DeWalt DW788

Disclaimer: The link at the top of this post is an affiliate link. If you purchase the saw through this link I get a small commission. Your price does not change. If you are not comfortable using affiliate links or just don't like Amazon, I noticed that Home Depot is matching the Amazon price online. They don't carry the saw in the store but they have it online. They are listing this as a Black Friday sale. I suspect both Amazon and Home Depot will increase the price back to normal next week. Just a guess.

The Bundle is also marked down from $611 to $485. That basically means you can get the bundle for less cash than the normal price on just the saw. 

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Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

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