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I was cleaning out and reorganizing a storage shed I have out back, and I ran into this Dremel saw, that I term a scroll saw,..and in fact that is what Dremel calls it.

It appears to be new. I have forgotten where I picked it up?

My question is how useful are these saws for model railroaders??

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Depending on the type of blade attaching, pin or clamp, there is a huge selection of blades for a large variety of fine cutting. The biggest advantage of a scroll over a band saw is one can make interior cuts such as window and door openings and whatnot. Quite useful if you are a scratch builder.


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I have that exact saw. Something I got after my FIL passed. He used to make tulips on sticks for the garden. Over the years he made hundreds. He loved it but for my model railroading purposes, no. Not very useful.

Tried to sell it on the Facebook local market places and saw many other brands plus the Dremel one I had for sale. Nothing higher then $75.00 a couple years ago. I use it just to cut 1/4”- 3/4” softwoods for extra support for building HO structures. It’s noisy but pretty accurate

Mixed Freight

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I bought a Dremel scroll saw 20 years or so ago, after wanting one for a long time. It didn't take me much time at all to realize it was basically useless for my needs. After that, about the only productive thing I used it for was a paint shaker.

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