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Model#: DEWNDW788

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Dewalt DW788 20 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw

  • Dewalt DW788 20 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw
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  • Double parallel link arm design dramatically reduces vibration and noise, while providing extremely accurate cuts
  • Exclusive tool-free blade clamps 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 pivots from the back of the saw to the front, shortening the arm movement for a 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
  • Oversize cast-iron table provides excellent material support and bevels 45 degrees left and right
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
  • 20 in. Variable Speed Scroll Saw - DW788
  • Hex Wrench
  • Blades
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Length: 29.5 in.
Width: 12.13 in.
Height: 19.5 in.
Weight: 56 lbs.
Amperage: 1.3
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Cutting Capacity (45 Degrees): 2 in
Cutting Capacity (90 Degrees): 2 in
Dust Collection Type: Dust Blower
ETL Safety: No
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (SPM): 400-1750
Power Source: Corded
Stroke Length: 3/4 in
Table Tilt (Left): 45 Degrees
Table Tilt (Right): 45 Degrees
Throat Capacity: 20 in
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.9 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (30)
Easy To Use (28)
Powerful (22)
Heavy (3)
Enjoy using my DW788
I enjoy using my DW788 scroll saw. It is powerful and the variable speeds allow me to adjust the speed to fit my skill. It is easy to use.
May 12, 2018
The saw is very easy to work with, would think that a saw costing over $450.00 would come with a Lifting Arm ( to hold arm up whenough needed while doing fret work), a dust collection system- not even a place to hook up a shop saw,had to buy dust collection system,and Lift Bar. Saw should come with work lights, had to buy these also. The saw itself works nicely,but if I had known all what I know now,I would have kept my money, and "tuned -up" my Delta saw ( these 2 are identical,except for the color. Oh yes,forgot to say bigger knobs for the Blade fixture,I had to buy these extra also $35.00. Shop around.. Delta can be gotten cheaper sometimes,while preform to your needs very well.
All this is JUST MY OPINION..
Stan Reeves
April 13, 2017
Excellent scroll saw that has made my efforts in making small toys easier. The price is lower than anywhere I had looked. I would recommend this unit to everyone who has the resources or can save up to purchase this tool
November 4, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Dewalt Scroll Saw
Smooth running with quiet operation as compared to other scroll saws I have checked. The unit is stout which is great for using, but needs a little planning as to where you are going to put it in your shop as mobility could be a problem. After that you will never regret it.
January 22, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Dewalt Scroll Saw
The machine is heavy which is plus for working on material, but could be a problem for storing. Plan should be that you have it located in one area of your work space. The blade speed is excellent and is faster than I thought it would be; especially at the high speed the noise level is extremely low. Quick setup and use which is great as the instructions are brief.
January 2, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
great company,great product,and great sales person,taylor
should have bought one years of the most use tools in my shop ...dewalt is a great product...but my biggest reason for buying this product from CPO is their sales assistant the way,,,just bought a dwe315k from cpo for all the same reasons... ed
December 23, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
DeWalt 788 scroll saw .,
I use mine for everything. I do intricate work and compound cuts with ease. Good blades make this saw even better. I make many things for sale and this is the 2nd one I've owned. First one lasted 10 yrs. I'm keeping it as a spare and for parts. It is as good as many of the higher prices saws. If I can figure why my first one went South I'm fixing it to use. Good job people!
December 15, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
de walt 788 scroll saw
Good shop tool for all types scroll sawing. My 2nd one
November 26, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Awesome Scroll Saw
This is an awesome scroll saw. I have been scrolling for over twenty years and loving it, but this saw has made my hobby EVEN more enjoyable and exciting. It has improved my work and accuracy. WOW I love this saw
September 24, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Excellent scroll saw
The Dewalt Scroll Saw is easy to set up and is very to change blades, which was a problem with other saws. Controls are very accessible and effective.
November 21, 2014

Questions & Answers

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Will this saw ship to Singapore?
Simon on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cpo does not ship outside of the USA. Please contact Dewalt directly for more shipping options. 800-433-9258
I understand the overall length of the saw is approximately 29". This would include the plate which sticks out over the base. I need to know the length of the base to see if it will fit on my 24" deep work bench. Thank you...
marti on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From stem to stern the saw is 33" overall. The base is 25.5" long and
10.5" wide. It's a great saw, so if you have to bolt it to a piece of
plywood and then screw that to the bench it would do you well.
(1) What is the footprint (for determining stand base size needed) for this.

(2) Do you sell the DeWalt stand and if so how much is it?
Pop on Feb 19, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Here are the product dimensions: 29.5 x 19.5 x 12.1 inches. DeWalt also makes a scroll saw stand, Item #813079, which fits this saw.
Is there a port to connect to dust collector?
N/A on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this tool does not included a dust port
Can you use jeweler's saw blades so you can cut through metal like silver and brass? Can it handle very small blades?
Liz the metalsmith on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The DeWalt DW788 uses "plain end" or "straight" type blades.
Will the Dewalt scroll saw fit my current stand (Sears/Craftsman contractor series 20 variable speed saw) which I have on hand now? I am wanting to replace my current scroll saw that I mentioned with the Dewalt dw788 will it fit my stand
Marty on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm your current scroll saw stands compatibility. Our best advise would be to use the dimensions of Dewalt's scroll saw stand and compare those dimensions to your scroll saw stand. The dimensions for Dewalt's stand is:
34.2 x 5.9 x 4.1 inches (L x W x H)
does this machine use both types of blades?
Floyd on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The DeWalt DW788 uses "plain end" or "straight" type blades.
just assembling the saw, and can't get the table to fully insert on the pin. It looks like shy about 2 mm so cant the screws into the table bottom. The pin looks like there is a band ot material at the base end which wasn't shaved off and holds the table out. Ideas ? please
Gary on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can more accurately provide technical support. Please call DeWalt directly at 800-433-9258 or visit them online at
Why is this reconditioned one $499 when a new one is sold for $497 at big retailers? Shouldn't this one be a tad bit less expensive?
Cathy the wood worker on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The reconditioned scroll saw is retailing for $419.99 and new at $549.99
Do you ship to Malaysia?
Yvonne on Sep 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Currently we do not ship to Malaysia.
What is the virberation level?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
Does this saw use plain or pinned blades?
De W on Nov 2, 2016


Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.