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Posted: 9/1/2015 7:26:53 PM EST
My girlfriend wants to get into making some wooden craft type things out of MDF. I'm not really familiar with MDF, but I figure a scroll saw would probably be of use, and I'd kind of like to have one anyway.

So first off, is this the right tool? And second, anyone recommend a particular scroll saw?

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:59:35 PM EST
one bumparoo
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:05:59 PM EST
I have never cut MDF with a scroll saw but every other saw I've used leaves it a bit fuzzy. Buy a scroll saw then talk her away from MDF.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:06:05 PM EST
DeWalt 20".

Best scroll saw for the money unless you want to get an Excalibur

Is she looking at intarsia projects or something? Marquetry?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:08:11 PM EST
Here is the Larue of scrollsaws

HEGNER

My neighbor has one and it is one bad motherfucker. Absolutely no chatter and takes about 1 second to set up.
I used to be an exhibit fabricator and he is a hobbyist. We do a lot of work on projects together. I often have him cut out 3D letters for sign jobs that I do. He does a lot of filigree work. He cuts crosses and sells them to churches and catholic bookstores. Very fine detail
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:12:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ToledoXJ:
Here is the Larue of scrollsaws

HEGNER

My neighbor has one and it is one bad motherfucker. Absolutely no chatter and takes about 1 second to set up.
I used to be an exhibit fabricator and he is a hobbyist. We do a lot of work on projects together. I often have him cut out 3D letters for sign jobs that I do. He does a lot of filigree work. He cuts crosses and sells them to churches and catholic bookstores. Very fine detail
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One step up from an Excalibur.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:16:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Covertness:
DeWalt 20".

Best scroll saw for the money unless you want to get an Excalibur
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Originally Posted By Covertness:
DeWalt 20".

Best scroll saw for the money unless you want to get an Excalibur


Looks nice. More than I wanted to spend, but I'm willing to put down a little cash for a better tool.

Originally Posted By Covertness:
Is she looking at intarsia projects or something? Marquetry?


Nah, nothing that serious. She really just needs to be able to cut out some simple shapes, circles, etc.. But I figure if we have the scroll saw we might get into more elaborate projects later.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:16:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ToledoXJ:
Here is the Larue of scrollsaws

HEGNER

My neighbor has one and it is one bad motherfucker. Absolutely no chatter and takes about 1 second to set up.
I used to be an exhibit fabricator and he is a hobbyist. We do a lot of work on projects together. I often have him cut out 3D letters for sign jobs that I do. He does a lot of filigree work. He cuts crosses and sells them to churches and catholic bookstores. Very fine detail
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Looks awesome, but way out of the budget.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:51:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PA452:


Looks nice. More than I wanted to spend, but I'm willing to put down a little cash for a better tool.



Nah, nothing that serious. She really just needs to be able to cut out some simple shapes, circles, etc.. But I figure if we have the scroll saw we might get into more elaborate projects later.
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Originally Posted By Covertness:
DeWalt 20".

Best scroll saw for the money unless you want to get an Excalibur


Looks nice. More than I wanted to spend, but I'm willing to put down a little cash for a better tool.

Originally Posted By Covertness:
Is she looking at intarsia projects or something? Marquetry?


Nah, nothing that serious. She really just needs to be able to cut out some simple shapes, circles, etc.. But I figure if we have the scroll saw we might get into more elaborate projects later.


Post a pic of something she is looking to make. Might have different ideas to accomplish the task.

I own the DeWalt above. I've used some cheaper models but the DeWalt is well worth the money. Very stable, easy blade changes, and plenty of reach. The next brands that are any better are twice the cost.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:29:29 PM EST
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