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Blog entry by saddletramp posted 06-05-2011 12:39 AM 2110 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first ever Craig’s List find.

Started with a brass wire brush and a lot of elbow grease.

Too hard to do with out removing the table so I did some disassembly (actually took most of the saw apart and cleaned and lubed).

More wire brush and more elbow grease,

and some Boeshield T-12.

Some more cleaning and lubing,

and some reassembly

and it actually seems to work. Now how did that happen. ;^O

And now I have a Question. I seem to have to constantly reapply and rub in the Boeshield to keep it from rusting again. What should I use instead?

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)



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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 12:40 AM

You can use paste wax….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 12:46 AM

nice restore tramp

i’m with wayne

wax wax wax

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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saddletramp

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 01:12 AM

Live and learn, I thought that Boeshield (heard it somewhere) was the ultimate in rust protection. LOL

Thanks guys.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 01:21 AM

Tramp thats a nice scroll saw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Brit

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 01:50 AM

Great job Bob.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 02:48 AM

Great refurb. And a great buy. Hope it serves you well Bob…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Rob_n_Wood

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 02:49 AM

Nice restore – I just got the same model (my first) I think we will have fun with this little sweet heart

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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William

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 04:16 AM

What model is that saw? It looks identical to the Delta SS250 that I use.
I use nothing but Johnson’s Paste Wax on mine.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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saddletramp

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 01:20 PM

William, the plate on the side says that it is model number 40-540.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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William

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 02:05 PM

Ok, after some research, it appears that that is the older version of the SS250 that I use. If this is correct, you have a great machine. I’m thrilled giddy with my saw, and older is usually better in my opinion, even if it’s an older version of the exact same tool.
To further validate my older is better idea, I bought another Delta SS250 when I found out that Delta was going to discontinue production of the SS250. I use it as a spare that I use only if something is wrong with my primary saw. I’ve only had to use it once for two days while waiting for a part to arrive to repair my Quickclamp II (upper blade clamp) on my primary. Unlike on my primary, where I’ve never had any problems with the lower blade clamp, the square but on the blade clamp of the newest saw broke into four different pieces. It was easy enough fix with a trip to the hardware store, but it seems like the older saw part shouldn’t have outlasted the newer one.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 06-05-2011 07:59 PM

It look almost like a new machine Bob. Well done :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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saddletramp

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#12 posted 06-07-2011 01:24 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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