Smooth saw, May 9, 2001
Reviewer: D. Tran
This scroll saw is great:
- High quality fit and finish
- Very easy to assemble: two screws/a couple of minutes
and that was all!
- A bit heavy for portability, but that enhances its
- Blade installation is just simple with thumb screws (top
and bottom), no tool is required,
- All user controls - on/off sw, blade tensioner, speed
controller - are in the front and "user friendly",
- It cuts just smoothly with very little vibration, unlike
my Delta 40-540 that needs to be bolted down to a table.
(To be fair, the Delta costs only about 1/3 of the
Dewalt.) Still you want to appreciate the good design and
engineering works applied to this saw.
The stand I received is in good shape; it will work but
nothing to write home about. Maybe I should have saved the
$50 and use that to build a rolling cabinet/stand for the
Excellent saw, October 21, 2002
Reviewer: "pilch" (California City, California United
States) - See all my reviews
I have been an amature woodworker for some time now but
I'm new to the scroll saw. I bought this one because I
thought it would have little vibration due to it's mass.
Was I ever right!! Others have said that it has a small
amount of vibration, but that doesn't do it justice; this
saw doesn't vibrate. That alone has made it a wonderful
tool for me. I can concentrate on learning fretwork
instead of wrestling with vibration.
The one downfall is the "hold down". While simple to use,
I have a hard time getting the right presure on the
DELAYED 6 TIMES! WILL NOT SHIP IN 1 TO 2 WEEKS!, January
Reviewer: Kevin Baird
I hear that this item is awesome however I have not
received it yet. I placed the order on Dec 15th and it has
been delayed 6 times. Today my order form says it will
ship on Feb. 28th unless they delay it again. Do yourself
a favor and order this item somewhere else.
Great saw, January 27, 2005
Reviewer: mike "mike"
This saw is a smooth operating unit solid quiet and no
vibration--only problem i had was w/ the switch it got
clogged w/ saw dust--so I just took it apart and blew out
the dust simple as that
buy it and no other you'll be happy
Getting repaired a hassle "low quality now made in Tawian",
January 25, 2005
Reviewer: Lambert J. Louviere Jr.
It had it for 5 weeks before it just quit completely. I
brought to the local Dewalt repair center per Dewalts
service center recommendation. After waiting 2 weeks for
it to be repaired, I called them and they said they had to
send it off to the factory and it would be another week.
After another week they said it would be another week so I
called Dewalt to ask how long it should take and they said
it was between me and the service center. I asked if they
would call and find out what was going on and they said
no. I asked what a resonable time frame for repair was and
they said 2 to 3 weeks but it was up to the service center
if they would issue a new one to me. I got the number to
the factory and they said another week. I notice on the
box it says made in Tawian and not Canada, so I am
guessing even if I don't get it for another few weeks I
mightg as well wait since they will all have problems
because of low production quality in Tawian. Every tool I
have ever bought from them in the last two years except my
router has quit working, I think I will quit buying thier
My problem has been resolved by Dewalt they are sending me
a new unit.
Overall evaluation, February 27, 2004
Reviewer: robert l kappel
I received the saw and table assy. I love the ease
operation of the saw but had a little trouble assembling
the table it took two people to hold the parts in place to
assemble. But I do like the table. The light came a day
later in shippment but arrived. I am trying to be able to
use the saw making intricate cuts it is hard to remember
that the cutting edge of the blade always faces the front
of the saw which is new to me.