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Just purchased a new Dewalt 788 scroll saw and am somewhat unimpressed. As I have no previous experience with scroll saws I can't be certain if I was sold a lemon, or if my expectations are simply too high.
My problem is that the saw vibrates badly at higher speeds to the point where following the line becomes a challenge, particularly in tight radius turns. This saw fails the nickel test instantly, even at almost the lowest speed. With the speed set between 80% and full the nickel will slowly dance towards the edge after it falls over.
My main reasons for purchasing this saw are that I've read that it is manufactured in Canada by the same folks who produce the Excalibur saws and that it runs so smoothly. I was disappointed to find that my saw was manufactured in Taiwan and wonder if that may be the reason my saw doesn't perform like the Canadian made saws I've read so many good things about.
Am I unreasonable in my expectations or is this kind of vibration typical?