Delta 16" vari-speed scroll saw

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Blog entry by mpwylie posted 07-25-2008 05:22 AM 1489 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a friend that has a delta 16” vari-speed scroll saw model 40-540. He bought it new several years ago and never took it out of the box. He told me he would sell it to me and told me to give him a price. I have searched the net and can not find any info on this saw. He can’t remember how much he paid for it. He bought it at lowes, but they don’t carry it anymore. I was wondering if someone has or had one and if it a good saw and maybe what I should give for it.

-- Paul Wylie, Rogers, AR

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 06:23 AM

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#2 posted 07-25-2008 06:44 AM

I would offer $300

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#3 posted 07-25-2008 07:33 AM

$100 or less would be my offer depending if he has the stand with it or not…..Delta isn’t going to honor the warrantee on it just because it wasn’t used by your buddy for years . My buddy let me borrow his Delta saw and I could only use it on the very slowest speed due to the vibrations from it !! I couldn’t hold my workpiece steady enough to see the lines on it to follow : ( I definitely wouldn’t buy it without using it for a few days !

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#4 posted 07-25-2008 05:30 PM

I think $100.00 if it has stand would be a reasonable offer. The saw appears to be an entry level product, which in my opinion means that an expert could make it perform as advertised-while a novice as myself would simply extend the learning curve! If you don’t know whether scrolling is for you or not, this maybe an economical way to find out. Be sure and place an order for several different kind of blades from a supplier of such and try them all out to see which ones work best for you-they’re cheap and make all the difference in the world, when first learning!
Happy Scrolling,
Ken McGinnis

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 06:06 PM

Thanks for all the info it does help.

-- Paul Wylie, Rogers, AR

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