Dewalt Scroll Saw Review DW788 2017
The DeWalt DW788 scroll saw comes with a parallel-link arm setup that helps create detailed, accurate work pieces, significantly decreasing noise and vibration in the process; the double-link arm ensures extremely accurate cuts. The arm design swivels from the rear of the saw to the front, which makes lifting the blade easy when cutting materials from the inside. Weighing 56 pounds, this DeWalt scroll saw is fairly heavy-duty but still portable enough to be easily carried around in a shop when there isn’t a permanent place to position the saw. Let’s learn more about the saw in this Dewalt DW788 scroll saw review and see if it’s the best scroll saw to buy.
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Top Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw Questions & Answers
• What is the maximum hardwood piece thickness the saw can cut easily?
The saw can cut pieces up to a thickness level of 1.5 inches. This includes maple wood and also chessboard pieces.
• Are there any rattling sounds at different speed settings?
The saw doesn’t vibrate much at high speeds. In fact, there is minor vibration only at slower speeds. Adjusting the motor mounting crews can help eliminate this vibration. This is a minor problem faced when using the saw right out of the box.
• How to find if the saw is made in the U.S. or Asia?
DeWalt has manufacturing units in Mexico, China, Thailand, Japan, and Korea. It ceased its USA-based operations in 2002. To find out where exactly your saw was made, refer to the motor sticker.
• Does the product package include a stand?
There’s no stand in the package. You’ll have to purchase the stand separately. You can even make one from wood, if you know how. The package contents are blades, hex wrench, and the saw.
• Is it possible to use the saw with round blades?
Round blades can be used, but they’re not preferred. Usually, flat blades complement the DeWalt DW788 the best. Also, round blades can be a bit difficult to use compared to flat blades.
My Final Thoughts:
The DeWalt DW788 is ideal for both beginners and professionals, making it quite a flexible equipment. Moreover, it packs in quite a lot of power and resilience for the compact body it’s enveloped in. Also, there is not a major learning curve to the saw and its operation, which makes it quite easy to use even for amateurs.