New, Old Parts for the Scroll Saw

Last week while searching for a decent wood/metal band saw, I found another Delta 24’’ scroll saw for parts. It came with an original stand, a belt guard and a few other really nice parts.  Last night I combined the best of both to end up with this smooth running, and in my opinion, beautiful looking, 60 plus year old scroll saw that I’m sure will last another 60 or more years.

There’s quite a few people that love old American made tools but you’d have a hard time finding one that loves them more that myself. You’d also have trouble finding someone who hates the imported crap they sell as ”tools” now days more than I do. They always seem to fail just as the warrantee is up. I find it so annoying. Here’s a few shots of some of the details I like.


  • November 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm //

    Congratulations on your find! What a handsome rig. Like so much great American industrial design from this period, it ages really well.

    No built-in-obsolescence; no bells & whistles; no plastic parts…it leads once to ask: would it really be going backwards to once again embrace the manufacturing sensibilities from the post-war years? I think not…