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Blog entry by CampD posted 05-10-2010 05:56 PM 6472 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve noticed so many on here post their “Barn Finds” well here’s my newest addition to my arsenal. A recent client had this sitting in his basement for he doesnt “remeber how long” and offered it to me for FREE! how could I refuse. It’s a Sears Robuck Model# 103 0407 with a 18” thought. Someone had attempted to hook a motor up to it and get it working, but first thing I noticed was that it had the wrong pullies on it (blade would be way to fast). I have taken it apart and cleaned out the oil resivor. It will need a good polishing and stripping of primer (primed over original blue paint) as far as I can tell paint is in good shape underneath.
I plan on making a new cabinet for it with a hanging motor.
I’ll post some updates and the finished set-up.
18" jig saw

-- Doug...



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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 06:22 PM

Congrats on your find!

You might find it easier to strip everything with a sand blaster and repaint it or powder coat it.

The table surface can be cleaned with Evapo-Rust and then sanded with paper on a flat board.

Good Luck on the restoration and please post pictures.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Don Butler

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 04:49 PM

Now that’s a real JIGSAW!
I’ve been whining 8^) for years about people, even the manufacturers, calling sabersaws JIGSAWS.
The reason it’s called a jigsaw is this: the machine JIGS the blade down and a spring jigs it back up.

This machine differs from a scroll saw in two ways. The scroll saw pulls the saw blade BOTH ways, not depending on a spring for blade return to the up position, and secondly (at least some good ones) moves the blade forward slightly for the down stroke and back slightly for the up stroke. That can minimize tearout on the top side and make cutting easier in general.

I’m so glad you posted this genuine jig saw!
fotfl

don

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CampD

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 08:12 PM

Yeah, gota love machines that are cast iron. All the inards are in great shape. Got it all cleaned-up, think I will sandblast it. The table is really not that rusty, looks worse in the pic I posted, it was in the back of the truck and on the way home it started to rain 2 miles from home. I found an original PDF copy of the owners manual on “Old Woodworking Machines. Com” I will need to find a couple of parts for it (blade guides).

Don, yes the upper spring is in excelent working condition, But I may have a harder time finding 6” blades for it,
I’ll surf some more.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 08:43 PM

Olson has 6” scroll saw blades

http://www.scrollit.com/Olson%20Scroll%20Saw%20Blades/olson_6%20inch%20Scroll%20Saw%20Blades.htm

db

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 09:17 PM

Nice! Thanks Don.

-- Doug...

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