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DeWalt 20'' VS Scroll Saw (DW788)

Item #
60180
Rating:
96% of 100
Features:
  • Double parallel-link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise, for extremely accurate cuts
  • Exclusive tool-free blade holders allow blade changes in seconds
  • On-off switch, electronic variable speed, flexible dust blower and blade-tensioning lever are all located on the front upper arm for added convenience
  • Arm design moves the tool's pivot points from the back of the saw to the front, shortening the arm movement for smoother, quieter operation
  • Arm lifts so blade can be easily threaded through the material for inside cuts
  • Unique arm design keeps the blade perpendicular to the work, dramatically reducing over- or under- cutting
  • Oversized, cast-iron table provides excellent material support and bevels 45° left and right
(1) DeWalt 20'' VS Scroll Saw (DW788)
Rockler Protection Plan

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
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Manufacturer Part Number DW788
Weight 66.0000
Tech Spec
  • Stroke Length 3/4''
  • Strokes Per Min. 400-1,750 spm
  • Depth of Cut 2''
  • Volts: 120
  • Accepts: 5" Unpinned Blade
Amps 1.3
Maximum Depth of Cut 2"
4.8 / 5.0
64 Reviews
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Love it.
I’ve used it now for a couple of months and love it. No problems.
November 15, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
DeWalt 20'' VS Scroll Saw (DW788)
Excellent. Performs better than expected and cheaper that expected as well. Came with stand and light.
September 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This has been a great upgrade in my shop. One of the best things about this saw is the quality, it cut straight right out of the box. The blade change is juet great. I bought a light with the saw and wish it would be a little brighter. I highly recommend the saw.
August 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is well worth the price! Had a lower end scroll saw and could not do the detail work that I can now do with this
July 21, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Smooth Running Saw
Like the no vibration and smooth operation along with the variable speed. Other than that I can't say a lot about it because as soon as I set it up in the shop, I showed my wife how to use it and I haven't been able to touch it since. She is wary about all the other tools in my shop but she took to this one like a fish to water. Given how much fun she is having with it, I would have to say it is a great machine - hence five stars.
Using your imagination
Using your imagination
May 17, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Saw is great! However, the stand is very unstable.
May 7, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
DeWalt 20" VS Scroll Saw
I traded a new Excaliber when it broke after just 5 uses. I went with the DeWalt and have loved it. The DeWalt is quieter, has less vibration, is better in every way I can see. Rockler went beyond the expected to help me out.
March 3, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
DeWalt 20'' VS Scroll Saw (DW788)
Excellent product, well made, and easy to setup. The staff at Rockler were wonderful to work with as usual. I also elected to purchase the additional coverage for the saw. After reviewing the material it appears to be a solid investment.

The saw itself is very stable and the stand really stabilized the entire unit. Very pleased with this purchase.
February 22, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Great saw , love working with it
January 13, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Merry Christmas to Me!!
What a great and dependable addition to my small space. An addition that adds a dimension for “Papa Projects”!
January 11, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Am new to scroll sawing. My woodworkers group (North East Woodworkers Association) uses DeWalt exclusively in its workshop and I am taking their word (plus the confirmatory internet research that I did) that this a very good product.
Dan M on May 13, 2019
replacement
David H on Nov 21, 2017
Am new to scroll sawing. My woodworkers group (North East Woodworkers Association) uses DeWalt exclusively in its workshop and I am taking their word (plus the confirmatory internet research that I did) that this a very good product.
Dan M on May 13, 2019
I had this scroll saw for several years and found it to be of best quality and used it extensively. However it was stolen from my workshop an I cannot get along without it so I am replacing it.
Jim R on Apr 30, 2018
replacement
David H on Nov 21, 2017
To saw intricate designs in toys and decorations
Douglas B on Dec 31, 2016
Good quality Scroll Saw and it was offered at a good price with a good stand. I have been looking for a new scroll saw and couldn't pass up this deal.
Calvin H on Nov 25, 2016
Scroll work...
william H on Oct 29, 2016
needed a new scroll saw and I have always had great luck with DeWalt. Plus the size is right for a lot of the type projects I do!
Matthew S on Aug 6, 2016
Wanted a new jigsaw.
DICK O on Jul 24, 2016
GREAT DEAL, GREAT PRODUCT
ROB D on May 22, 2016
Seems a better buy. has more features than my other saw
Doug A on Apr 4, 2016
another great tool for the shop
Randy F on Mar 31, 2016
checked on a number of saws, this got far and away the best reviews. Pick the best you can afford--it'll only hurt once.
Robert P on Mar 23, 2016
looked up revewis and it looked like the best saw for the price, I previously owned a riyobi
Matthew O on Mar 8, 2016
I did a lot of research and this saw was the best for it's price range.
Jim H on Mar 8, 2016
have been very happy so far Great saw
Terrell W on Jan 21, 2016
Best scroll saw for the price and i like dewalt products for durability.
West on Nov 25, 2015
The most for the money. Great saw.
MIKE on Jul 7, 2015
good price and free shipping
Tom H on Jun 21, 2015
I had this scroll saw for several years and found it to be of best quality and used it extensively. However it was stolen from my workshop an I cannot get along without it so I am replacing it.
Jim R on Apr 30, 2018
To saw intricate designs in toys and decorations
Douglas B on Dec 31, 2016
What is the most rpm. The saw runs?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1750
CAN YOU USE THE ROUND WIRE BLADES ON THE DEWALT DW788 SCROLL SAW ?
BOB R on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all I use is the spiral blades. Work real good for me.
Will this saw handle blades with pins and no pins?
John o on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will not accept blades with pins
what about blade changing?
A shopper on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a small thumb screw on both the top and bottom of the blade. So, the top screw is above the table, and the bottom screw is below the table. Both are easy to access. With a few blade changes, you almost don't even need to look at the bottom thumb screw - you can just feel it out pretty easily.
Dose it have a stand with it ?
Bill C on Nov 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the stand is a separate item, DW7880. However, the saw and stand are often sold as a pair as a "sale" item.
dewalt 20" scroll saw --Will this scroll saw cut through 2 pieces of 22gauge mild steel glued together?
andine on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's all about the blade. With the right blade and care, the saw is certainly capable of doing the job.

I normally use Olson blades for woodworking, and their application chart shows several candidate blades for cutting metal. There are other quality blade suppliers, and it would be a good idea to research them and perhaps even call a technical service person to discuss your exact application.
Does this saw take spiral blades?
James M on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! And they work great. I use spiral blades for most of my work. I have found that the 5" Bosch blades as well as Olson work well.
i am from israel and here we have 220 volt, did this saw work at 220 or 120 like in usa?
haytam h on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No as far as I can tell the saw is only for 110v and you will need a step down strandformer. 10 amps is more than enough for the saw. Great saw and fun to use.
Does this scroll saw come with stand ?
Danny L on Sep 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes
Will this saw be able to cut hardwood up to 1 1/2" thick?
Dave L on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Dave, suffice it to say you are asking if this saw will cut 1 1/2 inch thick piece of HARD wood. Such as Wingie Wood. Hardwood is not always hard nor is softwood always soft. However Wingie wood , always hard. And yes it will cut it right handley. The depth of cut is 2 inches. Now, you will need the proper blade and make sure all adjustments are correct. Do not force the cut let the machine and blade do the work. Stop now and then to remove the cuttings. The cuttings will clog up the curf. I have cut various woods from purple heart to ebony. Albeit not all that thick. On dark wood such as ebony I glue the pattern to the wood. Or for small parts I use stick on paper labels. Good luck, the Delta is a very fine machine and a very good price.
What size is the table and why would I choose this saw over the Delta 20"?
Dave W on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They consider the Dewalt to have a 20" table at it's longest dimension. The table as you probably saw is shaped sort of in a keyhole style.

As far as purchasing either machine, it is more of a personal preference. Decide what you are going to do with it, and compare the features of each. It is kind of like buying a car, some people swear by Ford and others by GM.

Having had other Dewalt tools it was a simple decision to buy DeWalt. One thing that you must consider, is the availability of parts and where can you get your machine serviced if you ever run into problems.

The other thing that sold me was that I was able to try the saw during a demo at Rockler.

I hope that helps!
Does have a place to hook vacuum cleaner to collect saw dust?
Danny L on Aug 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, I have my scroll saw on a 2” round top and I bolted the vacuum to the wood.
Will the feet fit on a work bench that is 24" deep? Can anyone compare this to their experience with an Excalibur 16" scroll saw? Thanks...
Martha L R on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Total distance from the back edge of the back foot to the front edge of the front feet platform is 25.25". However, the front feet platform is curved out in the middle and the actual mounting holes are set back from that. 24" is enough distance to accommodate the front and back mounting bolt holes which are where the saw actually sits. Also take into account the body of the saw extends about 3/4" behind the rear mounting foot so if your bench is against a wall, that might put the front feet over the front edge. I've never owned an Excalibur but this saw is smooth, quiet, and efficient and the 20" depth permits working with larger items.
I need a replacement air hose for my DW788 saw. Can you help pls?
Jas H on Apr 25, 2019