|Item Weight||65.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||29.5 x 19.5 x 12.1 inches|
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|Item model number||DW788|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Hex Wrench, Blades|
|Warranty Description||3 Year Limited Warranty|
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DEWALT DW788 1.3 Amp 20-Inch Variable-Speed Scroll Saw
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- Double parallel-link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise for extremely accurate cuts
- Exclusive tool-free blade clamps allow blade changes in seconds
- On-off switch, electronic variable speed, flexible dust blower, and blade-tensioning lever all located on front upper arm
- Arm design pivots from back of the saw to front, shortening the arm movement for smoother, quieter operation
- Arm lifts so blade can be easily threaded through the material for inside cuts
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Double parallel link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise, for extremely accurate cuts. Exclusive tool-free blade clamps, On-off switch, electronic variable speed, flexible dust blower and blade-tensioning lever are all located on the front upper arm. Arm design pivots from the back of the saw to the front and lifts so blade can be easily threaded through the material for inside cuts. Unique arm design keeps the blade perpendicular to the work. Oversized, cast-iron table provides excellent material support and bevels 45 degrees left and right. Specs: Motor 1.3 amp rating, 120V AC. 400-1,750 cutting strokes per minute. Table size 16" x 23-3/4". Weighs 56 lbs. Meets OSHA standards, CSA approved and U.L. Listed. Stand Not Included.
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.
Create detailed workpieces with the Variable-Speed Scroll Saw. View larger.
The saw's adjustable cast-iron table provides ideal support for projects.
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.
Top customer reviews
Now I see what $$ pays for. The saw is quiet, stays put and I haven't broken a blade after an hours worth of use. It is absolutely at a whole different level. Honestly I could see the difference coming right out of the box - very solid.
Only downside is it is HEAVY. I don't have space to permanently mount the saw on my workbench, so I have to pick it up and move it to a storage shelf. That could be an issue if you have a bad back.
Other than that it was a great purchase. Comes in extremely handy for my modeling hobby. Would buy again without hesitation.
I started hearing a knocking and recalled seeing a video on this being an issue of a screw that likes to loosen itself towards the back inside. The arm that comes off of the motor to be more precise. They say it was an issue that would need addressing every so often.
Well I figured this would be my problem although it is only a month or so old with relatively light use.
I figured I would open it up and use some loctite or a jam nut to keep me from dealing with this again.
Well I open it up, (really annoys me to no end that I have to take this apart this soon.) I work on my own tools and equipment.
I don't have the time or patience to find a repair place and wait for it to be fixed (maybe).
I also don't want to end up with somebody else's used machine in return.
I am a contractor so maintaining and repairing my own equipment is a no brainer for me.
Any way, I get it open and find that Dewalt did in fact fix this issue. As a matter of fact they put a jam nut on the bolt.
Ok, this is not my issue because it is nice and tight.
So I check around inside to see what is loose or broken.
I check all of the bolts and find that ALL 4 of the motor bolts are very loose!
Everything else seems to be ok. We will see tomorrow. I didn't have any more blue loctite so I will get some tomorrow and put it all back together and see how it goes from there. I will put just a light touch of it on the threads. Hopefully that will work.
I guess now that they fixed the one bolt from coming loose, now the motor takes the vibration and its bolts come loose. :)
Either that or they simply did not torque them properly, in Asia of course. I have nothing against the Asian people but I see a lot of garbage work from their factories. When they first switch manufacturing over to there, things commonly go bad. Including this product. I think I read they had problems with the tables early on in the transition over to the Asian factories with this tool.
As I said I am a remodeling contractor. Most of my tools are the black and yellow, Dewalt. I would rather count how many of their tools that I do NOT have than count what I do have of theirs. I like Dewalt a lot and I have invested deeply in their tools. In general they are very good but a few of their tools I use constantly have some very glaring issues, but In general they are very good.
So as to why the 2 stars?
I have had this this thing a very short time and I am already having to take it apart and fix it.
There is NO reason that these screws should be loose, especially this early on.
Regardless of reason. Improper torquing of the bolts, lack of a thread locker, design or what have you. There is no excuse.
They are not the cheapest tools, they wanted to jack up their profits by moving to Asia so I give no free pass to them.
So take my review as you will, good or bad. It seems to be a good scroll saw. It has been around for a good while.
But who knows how yours will come. I hear the switch is pretty weak and fails a lot. I don't know. I may not know because I use a foot switch.
By the way, if you do get one of these, buy a foot switch. It is a no brainer and I would definitely say a necessity. Thank me later.
If Dewalt wants to reimburse me some way for having to fix this, I would change my review. I don't see that happening so it will probably stay this way.
Having read other overwhelmingly positive reviews I ordered the saw. When it arrived I was careful not to lift it by the arm. I attached the table to the saw and installed a blade, careful to face the teeth forward and down, per the instructions.
Problem #1. The blade was rubbing on the side of the blade hole in the table. It took a bit of manipulating the two screws that secure the table to the bevel gauge but I got the blade pretty much centered. There is no side to side adjustment to account for this. That's just not acceptable.
Problem #2. The bevel lock knob on the saw was broken. That had to have happened during packaging or assembly. There was no damage to the box upon arrival and the saw was securely packed with the cardboard inserts.
Problem #3. The blade is tilted because the upper and lower arms aren't in alignment. WTF? Seriously.
Problem #4. The lower guard is bent and doesn't allow the table to tilt to the left. Not a bid deal to straighten it but it should've never got thru QC like that.
Problem #5. This one's minor as I didn't expect it to do much anyway. But the "blower" moves about as much air as a flea fart. it's pretty much useless and is more in the way than functional.
DeWalt gets a premium price for a HarborFreight-quality saw. You'd think they could make a better product.
Having highlighted the bad, there are some good points. Very little, if any, vibration regardless of the speed setting. It's quiet. Very sturdy and stable. The speed and blade tension levers are functional and very easy to use. Changing blades is very easy...it takes about 5 seconds.
So... I don't want to go thru the brain damage of returning this saw to Amazon. I'm hoping DeWalt makes this right. Update will follow. Email sent to DeWalt re: the problems with this saw.
I decided to reorder the saw from Amazon. As usual, no problems with the return/refund. I received the 2nd saw today and it's perfect.
It's very solid and nothing was broken, scratched, bent, misaligned or otherwise wrong. This one, too, runs well with little-to-no vibration regardless of the speed setting. The little blower is still lame but that's not why I bought the saw.
Bottom Line: I initially rated this saw as 2 Stars. I've updated that to 4 Stars. Haven't heard back from DeWalt. Another issue like this and I'll be a former DeWalt customer and fan.