Hi Tom, if you haven't already, bolt or clamp the scrollsaw to your bench or working area, this cuts most if not all vibration. I hope I'm not teaching Grandpa how to suck eggs, but let the saw do the work, your hand are just the guide, the thicker the wood the slower the cutting, unless you are going with the grain, then it tends to run away with you if you are not careful. Look forward to seeing the results!How do I get the best out of an OLD DELTA 40-650 Type I? Need experienced advice!
I purchased a Delta C arm 18" scroll saw. It has been a misadventure born out of poverty. LOL! Have an intarsia, project in mind. It's for an artist friend. An inlay into a box made from one of his great paintings.
Purchased the 40-650 Type I Scroll Saw at least 3 months ago, maybe longer ( brought it home driving several hours in a blizzard). De rusted the aged metal table, painted and cleaned up the old girl. Looked good!
The clamping mechanism and the clearance for the clamp on this saw seem over engineered and although pretty, (I like the design) It's clamping mechanism is (to me ) screwed up. When I first attempted a high end run, without a net(literally) The blade or clamp broke apart. Lost some springs, and I didn't have the parts.
Finally got everything back together after waiting 2 months for parts, and it is together. ( Had another rainy day)
Did some test cutting on some 3/4 pine and some old 1/4 inch plywood in the shop with different tpi blades. I've been trying different cutting settings and there is a lot of vibration. ( Any suggestions on smooth and safe cutting?
All advice, suggestions, and comments appreciated!
( I probably could have cut all the parts with a hand coping saw by now? LOL!)