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    how about making a 20-30 inch scroll saw made here in america, not china or the pacific rim

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    Re: scroll saw

    Naveall,

    Welcome to the forum.

    The subject of Ridgid and scroll saws just came up a couple of days ago... see: http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15124

    As far as having it "Made in America", that will probably not happen in our lifetime. It's simply a matter of global economics. I don't think there's enough demand (thousands of units) that would cause a company to invest in the design (or copy), tooling, and manufacturing needed to make such a tool. Maybe some small machine shop with time on it's hands; but even then, marketing, distribution, and liability costs would be very prohibitive, IMO. Besides, there are a number of competitors out there, and it would be tough to hit the market with a product that was uniquely competitive.

    Where are the DeWalt and Dremel units made? Probably in Asia or Mexico, but I really don't know. I believe some to the top brand units are made in Europe, but I quite imagine they are costly too.

    CWS

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    • #3
      Re: scroll saw

      Maybe you would like one of these.
      http://www.rbiwoodtools.com/scrollsaws.html

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        Re: scroll saw

        thanks for your honest answer, in our house we live in we found a ridgid scroll saw box, which is why i was asking, i have 2 dremels and they are great tools plus two delta shop masters and a pre-china delta that works as good as the day i bought it, as far as the more expensive saw like dewalt, the hawk, excaliber i know from our scroll saw groups there is a lot os problems with these since the started making them in china, the quality has suffered as well as the name because os this, and i am not crabbing a lot here but in our home depot the people have no clue what they are selling and since my wife was a home deplt employee and said that ryobi had a ton of returns i am really convinced to believe her, plus i hate ryobi and that is about all i see at depot anymore, in fact i cannot even get the blades for our saws there or drums for my drum sander that fit a ridgid sander and the ryobi ones are smaller in highth and width

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        • #5
          Re: scroll saw

          Naveall,

          I understand your frustration with Home Depot, and certainly for the poor quality of all too many products today.

          Here's a great source for Scroll Saw blades and other related material in information: http://www.mikesworkshop.com/index.htm

          Once you deal with Mike, you'll never look for another "local" source. Excellent quality, price, and service.

          I hope this helps,

          CWS

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