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Forum topic by planer posted 02-25-2018 04:36 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2018 04:36 PM

Picked up this old craftsman scroll saw dated around 1953 for $30.00. Made a stand for it, the wife made a new leather dust shield for the lower plunger, fabricated new bushings for the upper plunger housing, serviced the drive unit and cleaned and painted the unit. Runs smooth and cuts fine, happy with the results.

-- Patrick, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 05:22 PM

$30 – YOU SUCK ! ;o))) Have fun.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#2 posted 02-26-2018 04:06 AM

That’s nice looking, good luck with it. Nice looking John deer there, RJ

-- Life Begins @ 190 MPH

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 12:32 PM

I had one of those. Picked it up on a lawn sale for $20. I called it ‘thumper’ as it thumped and vibrated quite a bit. Eventually the motor went and I got rid of it. About a month later A guy had a nearly new Dewalt 788 nearby on Craigslist for…. get this…. $75. I thought something might be wrong with it or it was hot. It was neither. He just wanted it out as he bought it and never used it. I only use it occasionally but it works great.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 02:02 PM

Great looking scrollsaw, nice job with the overhaul. I was gifted one from the early 80’s a few months back. I am thinking about overhauling it but is seemed to work okay the first day I plugged it in.


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