This past week I picked up a couple of older power tools that look to have great promise. The first is a Delta Model 31-460 Type 2 Belt/ Disc Sander. The other a Delta Model 40-530 Scroll Saw.
I spend about an hour cleaning up and adjusting the sander. It runs well, but as you can see from the photos it needs some cleaning up in areas where surface rust has formed. The miter and ledge are in fine working over. The sanding belt needs to be replaced. From the v-shaped groove in the stop, I would guess it needed to be replaced a long time ago. Incidentally, I have the Harbor Freight version of this model and what a difference in ruggedness, precision and power. I’m looking forward to making a lot of saw dust with this.
The scroll saw has been patiently waiting for a little TLC. A thin layer of rust has coated the entire surface of the top plate. It doesn’t appear to have caused pitting, but of course I’ll know for sure once I get to cleaning. The #12 blade that came with it was definitely abused, so it was chucked. I was really surprised at how quiet and smooth running it was when I first turned it on at the original owner’s garage.
Basically, I got both of these for $75.00. Time will tell if I got a bargain or not.
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA