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Project by douglbe posted 05-31-2009 12:02 AM 2327 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Craftsman scroll saw at an auction today for $45. The table was quite rusty and the blade guard is missing, other than that this saw was in very good condition. A little elbow grease, WD40, steel wool, a wire brush, and some wax has the table looking pretty good. This saw makes a great addition to my shop and I am looking forward to using it. Get the parts for the blade guard and some blades and I’ll be ready to go.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan





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EricW

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 12:04 AM

i have some rust like that on the surface of my jointer.. wd40 and steel wool will eliminate that?

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flcopper169

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 12:06 AM

Good deal.. It cleaned up nice…

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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douglbe

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 12:11 AM

EricW; I used the WD40 and steel wool to get most of the rust off, then I used a wire brush, that really did the job of shinning things up. It’s a small wire brush I put in my drill driver and that worked great.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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DaleM

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 12:19 AM

I have the same model scroll saw. It’s worked well for me for 5 years now.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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woodsmithshop

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 12:49 AM

that looks like new, using talc (baby powder) on metal tops helps to repel moisture, as does wax also.
Smitty

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 01:25 AM

It looks good. I use rubbing compound on a scott brite pad with my random orbital sander and then floor wax.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 01:33 AM

Great buy and the table clean up real nice.

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 02:31 AM

Doug, Nice buy and good work with the rust. WD40 and steel wool can clean even severe cases of rust.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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rwyoung

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 06:43 AM

Well done! Now you can make one of these :
Nightlight - lamp for Alex
(Haven’t posted as a completed project because I still need to paint the wooden balls and the shade is on order).

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 02:26 PM

A lot of our Turrent mills and Lathes etc are prone to rust spotting…......we just use 240 and 600 Wet-Dry paper on a O/Sander with very light oil….......brings it back like new real quick.

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 06:57 PM

Nice find!!! Does it use pin-less blades?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Greg Wurst

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#12 posted 06-01-2009 02:37 AM

That’s the scroll saw we have. Quite a steal at $45!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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douglbe

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#13 posted 06-01-2009 01:51 PM

John Gray, it will use both pin and pin-less. I’ve never used a scroll saw, so I’m just finding out what blades to use for what, should be fun.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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lowbike1

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#14 posted 06-23-2009 01:29 AM

I just bought one of these as well, does yours vibrate? mine vibrates like crazy and I cant figure out why… everything is bolted down tight….
Good deal $45, I thought mine was cheap $90!

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DaleM

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#15 posted 06-23-2009 03:15 AM

The one I have (exact same model) vibrates quite a bit on the faster settings too so I keep it turned down fairly slow most of the time. At least now I know it’s not just mine.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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