Re your inquiry about scroll saws: to me it depends upon what you want to do and how much you are willing to spend. The best scroll saws can cost more than $1K, and if you are planning to do a lot of work- especially fretwork, and can afford it, they are worth the investment. I have an Excaliber and an RBI. Both are excellent, and the service I received from both companies is the same. The RBI has a much more aggressive cut, but the Excaliber has a top threading blade which makes fretwork much easier. If you are not going to be doing serious fret work, and are going to cut mostly soft woods, there are a number of saws which are quite capable. of performing at less than half the price. A couple of years ago Wood Magazine published scroll saw ratings. Look them up on line and you may be able to find the issue. One more thing: invest in a foot peddle. Turning any machine on and off very often will mean very early switch replacement. Don't hesitate to write with any further questions.