I’ve been patiently searching Craig’s List for a scroll saw. Not just any scroll saw but one that I felt was going to perform to my expectations. The main thing I looked for was a brand that I could trust, for me that means Delta. Another area of importance was construction – how it was made and what kind of material was it made from. So, I looked for a Delta scroll saw that was constructed of quality cast iron. What I found met those requirements and more. Take a look.
As you can see my two main requirement were met. The bonus is that it came with the stand and I only paid $25 for it.
Now, I know what you might be thinking – “there has to be something wrong with it for the price to be so low”. That’s what I thought also. I figured that if there was something wrong I could get the parts and repair it myself. As it turns out, the machine is in perfect working order. It just hadn’t been used in quite a while.
Once I discovered that the machine was working, I knew that all I had to do was clean it up.
The first thing to do was to take the saw off the stand.
The table was the first part to remove. Once this was done I disassembled the machine as much as I could so that I could remove all the dirt, dust, and grime.
These were my main areas of concern (sorry for the blurry pics)
Once everything had been cleaned to my satisfaction I put everything back together and started working on the table. I didn’t take any pictures of that process.
Here is the result.
Then the stand
I then put the saw back on the stand
I was very pleased with how this purchase worked out. Now all I have to do is learn how to use it properly.
Thanks for looking. Take care.
-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"