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20” Variable-Speed Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw
Buying a tool is as much about the anticipation of using it on the 1st day as it is anything else. There’s a special place in the average woodworker’s heart for a tool that is only 10 minutes or so from being ready to use right out of the box and the DW788 from DEWALT is one of those tools. Not only is set-up amazingly easy but smart features like tool-free blade clamps (which allow for blade changes in seconds, not minutes) and top-mounted Variable Speed controls make the operation of the unit a charm as well. Perhaps best of all is the fact that the unit is amazingly quiet and vibration-free due to a parallel-link arm design. Our only criticism is that the dust blower tends to leave some dust on the table from time to time but a quick ‘brush up’ takes care of that problem! Made in Taiwan.
Kit includes: DW788, (1) hex wrench, (2) blades.
Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw Specifications
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Easy SetUp, smooth running, nice stand.
By None in particular
from Charleston, Il.
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about 20? Variable-Speed Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw:
As per my only con point; it's almost necessary to look directly under the table to ensure a positive blade installation(bottom end only). Could McFeely's please carry a good selection of scrolling blades for most saws? Thank You !
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not totally impressed with Dewalt dw788
I am on my second Dw788 scroll saw. The first one lasted a whole week before it seized up.It was replaced with a new saw. After about two months it kept blowing fuses and would not run. Dewalt repair shop replaced the motor. I have had it back a few days now and it is making a loud whirling noise when I finish cutting. I am cutting pine not any hardwood at all. I don't push the material too hard and i am using #9 flying dutchmen blades. Lookes like back to the repair shop with it again. My 150.00 craftsman is kicking its butt.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By vinnie da bum
from Mountain City, Tn
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
runs like a sewing machine, so quiet and easy. will get much use in my shop.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Poor Quality Control
from Akron, Ohio
About Me Professional
I have an older version of the DW788, 11-12 years old, and it still works great. Newer version blade clamping system difficult to use. I understand that there were some problems with the manufacturer that made this saw. Not following blue print specifications, etc., resulting in breakdown problems. This has been documented on the internet.