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DEWALT

Model # DW788

Internet # 203070202

Store SO SKU # 1000952687

20 in. Variable-Speed Scroll Saw

$493.97 /box
  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • 1-year free service contract
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Product Overview

The DEWALT 20 in. Variable-Speed Scroll Saw helps you create accurate, detailed workpieces and has a user-friendly configuration with easily accessible controls, reduced vibration design and variable-speed performance. Featuring a double parallel-link arm design for accurate cuts, the arm pivots from the back to the front, shortening the distance the arm moves for smoother, quieter operation. Easy to handle with variable-speed control for application-specific performance, the on/off switch, speed control, blade-tensioning lever and flexible dust blower are all located within easy reach of the front upper arm. The dependable 1.3 Amp motor delivers 400 to 1750 SPM for plenty of power, while the compact design makes portability around your jobsite or workshop a breeze. Durable for years of reliable use, this saw has a cast iron table that bevels 45 Degree to the left and 45 Degree to the right for versatility and also provides excellent support.

  • Double parallel-link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise for accurate cuts
  • Exclusive tool-free blade clamps allow blade changes in seconds for less downtime
  • On/off switch, electronic variable speed, flexible dust blower and blade-tensioning lever are all located on the front upper arm for easy accessibility
  • Arm design pivots 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, reducing over or under cutting
  • Oversized, cast-iron table provides excellent material support and bevels 45 Degree left and right
  • Includes: 20 in. variable-speed scroll saw, hex wrench and blades
  • 90-day money back guarantee; 1-year free service contract; 3-year limited warranty

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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade size (in.) 
20 
Product Depth (in.) 
29.5 
Product Height (in.) 
12.125 
Product Width (in.) 
19.5 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
1.3 
Case Included 
No 
Color Family 
Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.) 
15 
Corded Tool Type 
Specialty Saw 
Cordless/ Corded 
Corded 
Keyless/keyed blade change 
Keyless 
Power Tool Features 
No Tool Blade Change 
Power Tool Product Type 
Corded 
Product Weight (lb.) 
65.7 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Switch Type 
On/Off 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
90 Day Money Back Guarantee 1 Year Free Service Contract 3 Year Limited Warranty 

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What is the thickest piece of wood that this saw can accommodate?

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July 19, 2016
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I havet cut a 2x4 but it is slow. 1x4 and any other like plywood is a breeze.
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I have so far used my saw expressly with 1/2 inch cabinet grade birch. It cuts through it almost like butter, so I am sure that one could easily cut at least 1 inch pine lumber, and I believe it would, with the appropriate blade, cut hardwood up to an inch.
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I've cut up to 1" thick stock.
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Two inches.
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1/4, 3 /8, 1/2 plywood
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We have done 2 inch hardwood with no problem. We haven't tried thicker.
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Two inches thick is the physical max. I would suggest thinner preferable if cutting a hardwood and two inches thick if say Pine or other softer wood.
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February 11, 2014
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It's a scroll saw, so has a thin blade. It could accommodate a 2 inch piece of wood easily, but you'd probably not be cutting a 2" piece of wood on a scroll saw, I cut inch, and 3/4 inch all the time.
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January 24, 2014
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I've cut inch and 3/4. Slow going. Normally cut 3/4 inch.
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December 23, 2013
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Hi Wayman, this scroll saw has a thickness capacity of 2" inches. Do not try to cut a piece of wood thicker than 2"inches.
This instruction is located on page 5 of the use and care manual.
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Does this saw require a stand or can it be used on a bench top?

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I am sure that it could be used on a bench top if it was fastened securely, but the leg set that is made for this saw is excellent and gives you more versatility of the tool. Since I cut pieces that are as large as 15 X 36 inches, bench top would not work for me, but even if I were only cutting small pieces, I would still prefer the leg set that is made specifically for this saw. If I were doing smaller Read More
I am sure that it could be used on a bench top if it was fastened securely, but the leg set that is made for this saw is excellent and gives you more versatility of the tool. Since I cut pieces that are as large as 15 X 36 inches, bench top would not work for me, but even if I were only cutting small pieces, I would still prefer the leg set that is made specifically for this saw. If I were doing smaller items, as I have done in the past, I could comfortably sit on a stool and cut with this setup. Read Less
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I use it as a bench top saw. Works great!
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I have mine mounted on a bench top. It requires 30 inches depth so I made an extension to mount it on my 24-inch work bench. This also permits me to move around the front of the table.
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can use on a bench top.
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You do not have to have a stand. We have ours set up on the workbench. It's heavy enough that we don't even have it bolted down.
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a Stand for more money
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I used this saw day one on a bench top until my stand came in. It worked well in that regard. I then received my stand and it works even better just due to the fact that the stand is the correct height and provides opportunity to move around the saw. With it mounted on the bench, you are pretty much stuck facing straight on. Also, with the stand, the sawdust does not build up on it, the dust drops to the Read More
I used this saw day one on a bench top until my stand came in. It worked well in that regard. I then received my stand and it works even better just due to the fact that the stand is the correct height and provides opportunity to move around the saw. With it mounted on the bench, you are pretty much stuck facing straight on. Also, with the stand, the sawdust does not build up on it, the dust drops to the floor. Recommend stand in my opinion. Read Less
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I could be used on a "sturdy" bench top. BUT YOU can't move around a bench top, so I would say get the stand that goes with the saw. Easy to put together, sturdy.
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I bought a stand because of space reason. I'm sure you could mount it on a workbench but think about where to sit, put your feet, etc. I spend at least a couple of hours at a time so must be comfortable. Also I Hooke my shop dust collector hose to the stand to reduce the dust. There was no dust collection system with the one I bought
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November 25, 2013
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This saw may be used on a work bench, however it should be clamped in place for safety reasons.
Mike,
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I cut patterns from 16-14g copper, could the saw work for this and is there a metal cutting saw blade for this saw?

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Yes, you can. You have to use jeweler's blades, just like you would use with your handheld jeweler's saw. They break easily so make sure they are tight, go slow and be prepared to go through a few. Let the saw do the work. Also, like someone else said, put your copper in between two pieces of thin (1/8 inch) plywood. Draw your design on the plywood and then tape the whole thing up really well so the Read More
Yes, you can. You have to use jeweler's blades, just like you would use with your handheld jeweler's saw. They break easily so make sure they are tight, go slow and be prepared to go through a few. Let the saw do the work. Also, like someone else said, put your copper in between two pieces of thin (1/8 inch) plywood. Draw your design on the plywood and then tape the whole thing up really well so the metal cannot move inside the wood sandwich. This will give you clean cuts on the metal and keep copper dust from flying everywhere. You definitely still need to wear a mask while cutting metal with this though. Hope this helps! I bought this saw exclusively to cut metal ornaments (copper and brass). Read Less
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I'm not sure why HD tech support answered like that. The saw does not come with metal cutting blade but they are certainly available. I have cut brass and aluminum on my saw. Don't know the gauges but thin. The blades will be called metal cutting or more commonly jewelry blades. Sandwich the metal between two pieces of thin ply and you should be just fine .
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February 21, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. The 20 in Variable-Speed Scroll Saw may be good for cutting designs. Unfortunately, there is no metal cutting blade for this scroll saw. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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does this saw take pinless blades

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Yes and very easy to install.
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Teddy does not know what he's talking about. The DEWALT DW788 uses the standard 5 inch (NO PIN's) scroll saw blades. This is one of the top rated scroll saws listed on all the rating sites. Check it out.
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No. AND, I noted that pin blades were NOT recommended in most all reviews and books I've looked at.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 82 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great addition to my wood shop. The scroll saw allows cuts not possible on any other machines. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Super Saw This is the best of several scroll saws I have owned. Rugged construction, but runs quietly with very little vibration. Easy blade changing and simple speed control. The quality in this saw speaks for itself. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome saw for the money! This saw is such an upgrade compared to the old one that I've been using. I didn't know scroll saws could run so smooth with no vibration and the dust blower actually has enough power to do something! I've been woodworking for about 6 years now and have slowly been upgrading all of my tools from used items on Craigslist and this saw was such a welcomed improvement over my old one. The saw was basically ready to go as soon as you get it out of the box. The blades are extremely easy to change and the dust blower actually works pretty well. The blades are held in with essentially two set screws and the tensioner is just a nob you turn on the top of the saw. The stand doesn't come with it but I'd recommend getting that as well especially if you don't have the bench space to bolt it down. There are better saws out there but you're also going to be paying quite a bit more for them as well so for the money, you definitely can't go wrong with this one! July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scroll Saw This saw is really fun to use. So many things you can make with it. If you like to be creative you will love it. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love the DeWalt Scroll Saw After having waited for months to get the saw of my scrolling dreams, Home Depot ran a special that put it within the price range. I love the new saw. June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Incredible scroll saw! Though made in Taiwan for DeWalt, this saw is a remarkably well built machine, easy to assemble, easy to adjust blade tension, and blade changing is also very simple. It has a built-in adjustable dust blower that improves your ability to follow the cut line. I especially like the ability to loosen the top blade grip and raise the upper arm to feed the blade through a hole in your workpiece for blind cuts. I was also surprised and very pleased with how quiet the machine is, you can barely hear it running. Love it! May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best scroll saw Did a lot of research for scroll saws before settling for the DeWalt model. This is my first scroll saw so I was a little nervous spending this kind of money. Installing the blade was easy as well as tensioning the blade. Came with 2 blades and used them on various pieces of wood ( oak, maple and pine. ) from 1/4" thick to 3/4". Cut through all of them with no problem. Never even broke a blade. Also no vibration problems at all. Bought a foot peddle like several people had advised and it really helps. The table is nice and large and tilts easily . a dust port would have bee nice but I think I can rig something up to take care of that. Over all another great product from DeWalt. May 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great saw Easy to assemble. Very solid and well built. Very quick as far as set up. Installing the blade is a breeze as well as tensioning the blade. I have mine just sitting on my work bench and had no problem with any vibrations. Couldn't wait to try it and I was very happy with it. Came with 2 blades and I used them to try it out seeing I have never had a scroll saw before. Cut through 3/4" oak and maple with no problems. Bought some better blades from woodcraft and can't wait to try them . Also cut 1/4" plexiglass and was impressed how smooth the cut was. Picked up a foot peddle to use with it and had no problems with that either. A very nice saw. Little pricey but worth it. April 10, 2016
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