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Forum topic by jcv posted 09-14-2011 06:53 PM 2688 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2011 06:53 PM

Just picked up an old 103.0404 model scroll saw in decent condition but I would like to get my hands on a user manual. I printed the one on OWWM but it is not very comprehensive. Does anybody have another copy they would be willing to email.


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#1 posted 10-20-2011 07:05 PM

How’s that saw coming? Figure out how to keep the blade tensioned yet? I can’t figure mine out.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 08:48 PM

I have not had as much time to give it as I would like. I have disassembled it in order to clean it thoroughly. The motor needs to be re-wired (old, cracked wiring with no ground). I am presently building a stand for it and then plan to wire in a better and more accessable power switch. Slow going so far. I did install and tension a blade before I started the work. I have not used it however.

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 09:18 PM

I think we have different saws. Mine is a bit newer and more heavy duty.

There’s no blade thesion mechanism that I can see. That’s the problem I can’t figure out…

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 01:32 AM

Stumpy- Couldn’t find a parts list or manual, but it looks like this one. On my old Delta 700 the top blade chuck is attached to a spring that travels in a tube above it providing tension. Here is a parts list from VintageMachinery.org for the 103.0404 that might help. I’ve heard that the blades perpendicular travel on these old scroll saws makes them desirable for some types of work. -Jack

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 08:17 AM

Your saw is not the 103.0404 model. I believe it is another 24” saw that Craftsman sold that was built by KIng Seeley. I think this operator manual will help you. Blade tensioning directions are under the “reassembling” section. http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=590

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 09:03 PM

I have one that is similar but does not have the crank for the blade holder. Nice scroll saw to use.

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