Need a shop manual for a Delta model 40-650 18" scroll saw

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 03-10-2014 02:58 AM 3371 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d ask if there might be a technical type LJ who may have repair information for an older C type 18 inch scroll saw.

I have parts and operator manuals for the type 1 and type 2 saws. Looked on net via Google but maybe no such creature exists LOL!

Shop manuals are good for assembly/disassrmbly and little suggestions for us non engineer types.

I’ve started tearing this machine apart for cleaning, lubrication and parts replacement as necessary.

Learning as I go.

Is there a red graphite or am I looking at rust dust? Trying to remove needle bearings on pivot joint for C arm.


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 04:12 AM

Hey Tom, Sorry no shop manual but if anyone can help its Rick Hutcheson, he is a wealth of information, especially with the Q3.

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 04:32 AM

What is the Delta model number? I know next to nothing about scroll saws in particular, but having restored a couple of older machines I know some Delta connoisseurs who might have one.

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 05:16 AM


Model number is as on the blog. It’s not super old but old enough to be superceeded by the 20 inch.

40-650, type ! and Type 2. I have the parts list and owners manual for both saw types. I own the type 1 first of its kind.

Thanks for any assistance.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 05:23 AM


He has a blog on some modifications and repairs to the Q3 I just came in and saw your comment. I will be looking into the fix if Delta still has it.


Don’t think there is such an animal as a shop manual! But we’ll see?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 04:26 PM

I’ve hunted for one too and never found one. I have tore into my 40-601 to tighten it up some and to grease the bearing some without taking them out. The 40-650 and 40-601 are similar so I would assume they are a press fit into the arm. If you decide to go into the saw be careful of the variable speed timing wheel. It’s a Bakelite material and will break. The gentleman I got my saw from broke it testing it just before he sold it to me. He replaced it at around $75.00. If you go looking at parts for it be setting down first. They are not cheap. I actually fabricated some that mine was missing. Good luck in your search.

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 04:46 PM


I will be careful. Getting a needle valve and small grease pistol. couldn’t get the snap rings out so I hope the snap ring pliers I just purchased will do the trick. Have been having a discussion with Andrew’s source person.

No shop manual, and it’s an old machine so the kit for replacing the holding clamps on my Type 1 is not in the solution basket.

This is my first journey into scroll saw rehabbing. I won’t spend too much as Delta has a 20 inch out now that’s about 100 bucks less than DeWalt and it appears they have changed it for the better re; blade changing and sawing motion.

I’m not a dedicated scroller and I want to do some inlays for a box I have in mind for a close friend.

Reality always has glitches? LOL!


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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