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Reply #17 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 3:34pm
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Probly so.  I am guessing that if you have the net, there is a thing like that for your town or maybe close.
At least I hope so.  I am serious bargain hunter.  Sometimes I think that's part of the fun in this hobby, is hunting things down.  Cool
  

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Reply #16 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 1:21pm
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C.L. Chennault wrote on Apr 6th, 2012 at 4:49pm:
Are you familiar with Craigs List?  Every town in the US has it and it's free.  People go there and post what they got to sell or give away locally.

Harbor Freight is a discount store chain.  Alot of bigger towns have one. They also have a website.

I got mine from a flea market.

Kinda like the uk's free ads!
  
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Reply #15 - Apr 7th, 2012 at 8:08pm
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http://springfield.craigslist.org/search/tla?query=scroll+saw&srchType=A&minAsk=...

Heres a link to the Craigs List in my town.  I'm sure there is one in your town or close. 
For 50 bucks, you can get one that works just fine for what we do. There is one posted here for 25 dollars.  It does not need to be fancy to cut balsa.

http://springfield.craigslist.org/tls/2934867519.html
Tempted to try to get this one just for kicks.  Grin
It is very pretty to look at, if you like old machinery. Its probly not but 20 minutes from the house.

Bargle, thanks for the link.
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 7th, 2012 at 7:14pm
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http://craigslist.org

It may jump to a specific city. If I try it, it goes to my city. I don't know how it finds that info.
  

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Reply #13 - Apr 6th, 2012 at 4:49pm
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Are you familiar with Craigs List?  Every town in the US has it and it's free.  People go there and post what they got to sell or give away locally.

Harbor Freight is a discount store chain.  Alot of bigger towns have one. They also have a website.

I got mine from a flea market.
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 6th, 2012 at 9:09am
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C.L. Chennault wrote on Mar 17th, 2012 at 7:52am:
The units at Harbor Freight are just fine for the kind of thing we do with them.

Have you checked your local "Craigslist"? 

Wat is the website if they have one
  
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The units at Harbor Freight are just fine for the kind of thing we do with them.

Have you checked your local "Craigslist"?
  

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Reply #10 - Mar 16th, 2012 at 1:49pm
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I have been looking for one for a long time. I would like to use one mainly to cut out those plywood forms and wing rib templates.  Harbor Freight has the least expensive new ones I have found so far.  Tools never show up around here in second hand shops.
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 4th, 2008 at 11:08pm
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Once you get used to one, its hard to live without. I use mine to cut everything that I need a square end on.

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Reply #8 - Aug 4th, 2008 at 5:06pm
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A scroll saw would be very nice would be a lot faster on doing wing ribs.  I may have to hit the pawn shops to see what I can find.  jeff
  
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Reply #7 - Jul 28th, 2008 at 10:33am
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Hi Roland,

Glad to have your input Wink. It would be nice to see some of your tooling ideas over here. How's your Porterfield Collegiate? Roll Eyes.

Hi Tk,

I think I just used my first foam (the F word) on my Sky Bunny wheels. I worked great Smiley.

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Reply #6 - Jul 28th, 2008 at 5:55am
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Still learning about foam. Seems to be mighty handy, sometimes. I have a couple of foam gliders and the remains of a foam thunderbolt.
Welcome aboard Roland!!!!

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Reply #5 - Jul 27th, 2008 at 7:37pm
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Old scroll saws may be better quality than new. I had to give my newish saw a decent yank sideways with the case fixing screws loose to get the blade to move truly vertical. Seems to be OK now.

I have used it mostly for cutting thin sheets of foam, (>1 mm) with a special hand ground blade. You get a different properties in the sheet when compared to hot wire cut foam, (do that also). The penalty is the blades break readily and they are hard to hand grind. Some simply do not want to work well. The trick is to get the blade teeth almost completely ground off (like a wavy edge bread knife) and still have a symmetrical blade that will not wander when starting the cut. Too much tension to minimize wandering usually results in blade breakage.

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Reply #4 - Jul 21st, 2008 at 11:41pm
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I   LOVE getting a good tool at a low price.
Thanks RMFF, Its not so much skill, as it is FEAR!!!!
  Thats part of the thrill of power tools!!??!!?? Shocked Cool



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Reply #3 - Jul 21st, 2008 at 1:19pm
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ThymeK,

Nice to see you still have all your digits Smiley.

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