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  1. #1
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    Howdy everyone,

    I am looking for recommendations for a scroll saw. The thing I am mainly interested in, is the ability to just 'unclip' the top of the blade so I can thread it into my work piece, then 'clip' it back in and off I go. I am currently using a ryobi pinned saw and (for me) it is a nightmare, takes for forever to remove blade, thread in, replace....I just can't do it.

    Anyone have a recommendation for a SS that does that well. I have seen vids where they don't even need any tools and they can do it in about 5 to 10 seconds.

    Thanks in advance

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    I would recommend the Excalibur scroll saw. These are available from Carbatec. They are now branded under the Carbatec name. Unfortunately they are a little expensive, but are are a very good saw.
    The best one is the Hegner. These are very good and very expensive.
    I am lucky enough to have both.
    Good luck with your scroll saw adventures.

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    Since I live in the U.S., it's hard to recommend a saw for you but, speaking from my own experience, you can't go wrong with a Dewalt 788, the same saw from Delta or any of the saws that use that same mechanism. If you have it available down there, the Pegas is probably the best mid-range priced saw here. The Excalibur, Excelsior, King are all made in China. The Pegas is made in Taiwan by a company that prides itself for quality. All of these saws are capable of bottom feeding your work. Unclamping the blade up top, feeding through the bottom and re-attaching the upper clamp. The Pegas has the absolute best blade clamps in the industry for that type of saw. Of course the Hegner is the most durable saw ever made but they are very expensive.

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    I agree with Goonyella 100% i have the excalibur with the replacement blade holders available in Aussie and it is the best investment I made, mind you the Hegner are top of range if you can afford it.

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