I picked up this 1954 Delta scroll saw for 45 bucks off of craigslist and went to work on it. I completely disassembled the unit and stripped every part of rust/paint. I gave it 5 coats of sherwin williams oil based paint replaced the gaskets gave it an oil change in the oil plunger splash assembly using 30wt non detergent oil. I made the wooden knob for the upper jaw so i can do tool free fretwork. It came with a dayton momentary switch but it was originally wired up without a ground and the female plug was shot. I replaced the plug on the foot switch with a grounded plug that was always on for my light. Then i added a twist connect plug that's actually controlled by the footswitch for the saw. Doing it this way allows me to turn the light on even if the saw is off which is nice for checking over your work. The light i picked up at my grandpas cabin and didnt come with the saw. Its from the 40's and has a 100w incandescent bulb needless to say this is my best lit tool in the shop. This saw has an air pump built in the lower plunger assembly so i picked up some black rubber fish tank tube and outed that through the frame to supply a constant supply of air removing dust from the cut line. Thus far i've put about 6 hours of use on the saw cutting out brackets from 1 1/8" plywood. It handles like a champ. The base is an old steel pedestal from a table i cleaned and painted it up then glued together a slab of plywood thats 3" thick by 14" wide and a little over 2' deep. I torched the plywood with a propane torch and gave it a soaking in mineral oil. Everyone that sees this saw is surprised by how quiet it is. Its a little quieter then your average sewing machine and it weighs in around 200 lbs with the stand so there is nearly no vibration.