|Forum topic by Clarence||posted 12-03-2009 11:24 PM||3565 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-03-2009 11:24 PM
Can anyone out there give me any information on a Craftsman scroll saw I bought at a junk store last year. It’s old–Sears Parts no longer supports it in their inventory or records—not even an owners manual.
It’s a heavy sucker—more than 100 pounds. It is variable speed (pulley changes); it has a 14 inch, tiltable, square cast iron table and a 24-inch throat. The body, some 30 to 35 inches long by 8 to 10 inches wide, is thick cast iron. The arm (I guess that’s what you call it) is hollow cast iron, square, that tapers down from a maximum width of about 4 inches. On top of the blade assembly sits a chrome-plated cylinder about an inch and half diameter, five inches high, with a small hose coming out of a cap that sits atop the cylinder. It obviously generates air pressure, presumably to blow away cuttings, but I’m no expert on scroll saws.
The model number, 103.0404, is cast into the bed. It has a “Sears, Roebuck and Co.” metal tag, and a separate “Craftsman” tag.
The saw appears to work well, though I haven’t really used it. Any insight will be appreciated.
-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.