I just had the Good Fortune or Misfortune of purchasing a Delta 18 inch Model 40-650 scroll saw with table. I realize this is an OLD Scroll saw. The price was about what I might pay for the stand at retail. The man I purchased it from was a genuine guy. Had to drive an hour there and as it turns out 2.5 hours back in a blizzard! LOL!
Could have purchased a new one. Yet I am impressed with this older saw. It had been sitting for awhile as it is his wife’s tool and she bought a larger throat Craftsman commercial scroll saw.
Good thing I asked “does it cut wood?” The demonstration was a disaster. turns out the lower clamping device was re installed backwards. The Delta manual that came with the saw sucks in that area. I thought Harbor Freight was bad. LOL! We spent a couple of hours attempting to get it aligned and holding a pinless blade. Wife came home and said”The lower clamp is in backwards.”
Got it together, It cut a full piece of wood and I disassembled it cause I’m a woosie ( smarter though) these days. By the time I got home it was in a blizzard on the major highway travelling at 30 mph with blinkers going while idiots (truley) in their 4 wheel drives were going by. I learned in my 2500 CK with plow that 4 WHEEL DOESN’T KEEP YOU ON THE ROAD BUT IT IS GREAT FOR GETTING YOU BACK ON IT! ( don’t ask how I know)
The question of this blog is “How is my older version, and a later Type 2 different as it is not obvious from the manuals. I downloaded the Type 2 manual and parts list for comparison. I Googled this question but “Nothing!”
Soooo I am again looking for knowledge and wisdom to guide me as I want to clean up and tune up my newest Old tool.
As always I appreciate your guidance in areas I am not familiar. ( If I hadn’t watched him reassemble and test the mechanism 5 times I would have been truly frustrated!)
The saw is in the car and there is 12 inches of snow I have to shovel so I can take pictures, but I want to start finding information.
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