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Gompers

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09-10-2009 04:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw manual craftsman

I recently acquired the subject saw which is in excellent shape. Not sure what size (length) blades to use nor how to connect them. Top chuck does have two set screws to hold blade; screws missing on bottom chuck. I have tried to find a manual, but no luck. Out of print. Any one have or know how to obtain a manual or info about this saw?

Gompers


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davidpettinger

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 03:32 PM

Try this site. http://www.owwm.com Works for me. My shop has some golden oldies that I have gotten parts for.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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James Austin

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 08:12 PM

Have you tried “ManageMyHome” at the Sears website?
THey have manuals available for download there, you might also try Searsparts…
There is also the possibility that saw was made by Emerson Electric for Sears, if so, Emerson will have a manual…

-- Some people have a shop so they can build things, the rest of us build things so we can have a shop...

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navyman

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 10:57 PM

I have a craftsman scroll saw, It sounds like you will need5 in pennless blades.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 03:10 PM

Hello Gompers,
I just also purchased a Craftsman 103.23390 24” scroll saw. It’s a beast !!
I got mine for 50 bucks…but needs some rebuilding. I’m also looking for a manual. If I locate one, I’ll reply in a future post here.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#5 posted 09-22-2017 04:20 PM

Hi again Gompers,

I found a pretty good set of instructions for our saw. Which is a Jig Saw…not scrolll saw.
They might have slight differences but they will work for me for the rebuild.

Go to: www.vintagemachinery.org for the documents. It is listed as model 103.23440 24” jig saw. The post was created on 9/23/2003.
There are a few others, but these are “clean” and very legible…click the maximize plus sign and fill the border to the max size so you have larger images and text.

If you have any problem finding it…post me or email me.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 09-22-2017 05:15 PM

I found a pretty good set of instructions for our saw. Which is a Jig Saw…not scrolll saw.
They might have slight differences but they will work for me for the rebuild.

Go to: www.vintagemachinery.org for the documents. It is listed as model 103.23440 24” jig saw. The post was created on 9/23/2003.
There are a few others, but these are “clean” and very legible…click the maximize plus sign and fill the border to the max size so you have larger images and text.

If you have any problem finding it…post me or email me.

- HarleySoftailDeuce

It is a scroll saw in modern terms. Back in the day, scroll saws were called jig saws, and jig saws were called sabre saws. Over time, the names evolved into todays typical meaning of scroll and jig saws. That particular one was made by King Seeley for Sears. The manual suggested above can be found here.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: There appears to be some problems with the DNS for vintagemachinery at the moment… so the link may take you to a rogue “findingresults” page. Hopefully will clear up soon.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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