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I bought this Craftsman scroll saw at an auction today for $45. The table was quite rusty and the blade guard is missing, other than that this saw was in very good condition. A little elbow grease, WD40, steel wool, a wire brush, and some wax has the table looking pretty good. This saw makes a great addition to my shop and I am looking forward to using it. Get the parts for the blade guard and some blades and I'll be ready to go.

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i have some rust like that on the surface of my jointer.. wd40 and steel wool will eliminate that?
 

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EricW; I used the WD40 and steel wool to get most of the rust off, then I used a wire brush, that really did the job of shinning things up. It's a small wire brush I put in my drill driver and that worked great.
 

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I have the same model scroll saw. It's worked well for me for 5 years now.
 

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that looks like new, using talc (baby powder) on metal tops helps to repel moisture, as does wax also.
Smitty
 

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It looks good. I use rubbing compound on a scott brite pad with my random orbital sander and then floor wax.
 

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Doug, Nice buy and good work with the rust. WD40 and steel wool can clean even severe cases of rust.
 

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Well done! Now you can make one of these :

(Haven't posted as a completed project because I still need to paint the wooden balls and the shade is on order).
 

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A lot of our Turrent mills and Lathes etc are prone to rust spotting…......we just use 240 and 600 Wet-Dry paper on a O/Sander with very light oil….......brings it back like new real quick.
 

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Nice find!!! Does it use pin-less blades?
 

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That's the scroll saw we have. Quite a steal at $45!
 

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John Gray, it will use both pin and pin-less. I've never used a scroll saw, so I'm just finding out what blades to use for what, should be fun.
 

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I just bought one of these as well, does yours vibrate? mine vibrates like crazy and I cant figure out why… everything is bolted down tight….
Good deal
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 $45, I thought mine was cheap
$90!
 

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The one I have (exact same model) vibrates quite a bit on the faster settings too so I keep it turned down fairly slow most of the time. At least now I know it's not just mine.
 

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I had the same problem with my saw wd40 steel wool to remove rust and to keep it rust free coat the table with car wax wipe well
 

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I'm looking for a saw along this line. I don't know whether i'm needing a bandsaw or scroll saw. I'm 15 so i can't afford to buy both. And the last thing i wanna do is lose money.. Which should i invest in?
 
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