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Forum topic by biney34 posted 05-12-2014 11:34 PM 866 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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biney34

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05-12-2014 11:34 PM

Hello everyone! Can anyone PLEASE help me with this tool! It was my grandfathers, passed down to my father & now to me…the problem is I am the only daughter & do not possess my father/grandfathers woodworking skills! All I know is this is a scroll saw, it’s old, it’s heavy & my father told me to watch over it. I’d appreciate honest help! Thank you


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#1 posted 05-12-2014 11:43 PM

You posted the same picture three times, so I can’t tell what brand it is. If you have a marque on it somewhere go over to the Vintage Machinery website and search for it. You can probably find a manual for it as well.

http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx

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tefinn

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 01:25 AM

You need to post some pictures with some other views of the tool. If there are any name badges or plates with serial numbers, etc., pics of those would be great. If it can be identified someone here or on the site dhazelton listed will be able to do it, but we’ll need more info.

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 02:35 AM

Don’t know but the top looks bent, like it fell over.

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 12:56 AM

That is actually an old time “Jig Saw” not a scroll saw. A scroll saw has two moving arms, top and bottom. Old time Jig Saws rely on a spring to return the blade up on each stroke. Pretty much an inferior tool to a modern scroll saw in my experience.

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 01:24 AM

My money’s on Yates American by the looks of the cast iron base. A side shot would be nice.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 01:32 AM

Look here

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=12542

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#7 posted 05-15-2014 09:02 PM

Who cares if it’s ‘inferior’ to something like a Delta scrollsaw – it’s cool as all get out! Looks like they tried to copy the Delta Art Deco base, or maybe theirs came first. I say use it and have fun. If finding blades is an issue the vintage machinery site will help you find them. Good luck!

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#8 posted 05-15-2014 09:16 PM

That’s a pretty common casting pattern on those Yates machines, which was the give away.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#9 posted 05-15-2014 09:30 PM

Cool art deco base.

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