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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Saw!,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)After buying a scroll saw for < $100 and returning it, I decided to pay the extra money for this saw. I have never used a scroll saw before, but from what I can tell, you really do get what you pay for in the case of scroll saws!
1) This saw came double-boxed with very strong cardboard, and was bolted down to 1/4 inch piece of plywood.
2) The saw came with a very good manual and several blades.
3) The saw is VERY quiet! You can actually have a coversation with someone without raising your voice.
4) The saw is very well made. I can tell this saw will out live me, and will always work when I go to use it.
5) There is easy access to the top and bottom arms, and changing blades could not be easier - no tools required - very important!
6) The saw takes standard 5" blades available at all hardware stores. I purchased a set of Skill blades.
Don't waste your time with cheaper saws!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cadillac Scroll Saw,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)I have had my eye on this saw for about two years. I do a great deal of intarsia and the Excalibur is highly rated in this community of woodworkers. In the fall of 2012, my wife and I attended the open house held by Judy Gale Roberts (the First Lady of intarsia) in Seymore, TN. When I saw 8-10 of these saws in her studio, I was convinced that this was the saw I had to have. I finally ordered it from Woodcraft thru Amazon.com on a Monday and true to the typical service of Woodcraft, the saw was on my doorstep on Thursday!!
I was super impresses with the manner in which the saw was packed, the ease with which it was set up and the instructions for adjustments and operation. My "test drive" immediately convinced me that the saws reputation was well deserved. I had heard of the "nickel test" for vibration (place a nickel on it's edge on the table and turn the saw on) whereby the saw could be running and the nickel would remain on edge. Tried it and it works!!
I had also heard that one could carry on a conversation in a normal tone of voice while running the saw. That, also, is true. I can now listen to a radio in the shop while cutting without turning the volume off the chart!
There may be flaws in this saw that will become evident as I use it more and more. However, at this time I must give it a solid "5" based on first observations of quality of construction, ease of use and simplicity of adjustments and operation. One super piece of equipment!
I would definitely recommend this saw to friends!
5.0 out of 5 stars All I can say is wow,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)All I can say is wow! This saw is well made and I like the fact that the headstock is used to cut at an angle versus the normal ratating the table.
5.0 out of 5 stars woodcraft knows how to treat a customer.,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)This saw is great , all my cuts are almost perfect now! This saw is well built and should last for years.
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)This is my second Excalibur, as I have the 32 to inch one two. The reason I bought this one is for use on smaller projects, making it more practical for. I love both of them. They come well packed and once mounded have vary little vibration. These machines are well worth the extra money for someone that wants to get into scrolling and are very well made.
13 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excaliber 16" scroll saw,
This review is from: Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch (Misc.)Exactly what I was looking for and expected! Woodcraft was excellent to deal with. Fast shipment, on-time and in great shape! There's a good reason I purchase from them!
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Excalibur Scroll Saw 16 inch by General International
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