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Doug Walls
05-14-2017, 9:25 PM
I recently rebuilt a Delta 40-560 scroll saw that I picked-up really cheap.
It needed a really good cleaning & the upper & lower arm bushings were pretty worn.

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I completely disassembled the scroll saw & cleaned it all up! I replaced the upper & lower arm bushings & also needed to repair the mounting/thread locations for the pivot posts.
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The finished scroll saw works really good now & the previous vibration is gone now.
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Next thing on my list was a custom stand & a small air compressor, Since the original small bellows style air pump that was originally on the scroll saw was not worth replacing. Even replacing it with a new larger style bellows wouldn't have helped that much.

Doug

Doug Walls
05-14-2017, 9:37 PM
I'm placing this scroll saw down in my basement so that was another reason to have a small air compressor handy.

Scroll saw on stand.
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Small champion air compressor re-designed to fit under the scroll saw table/base.
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Doug Walls
05-14-2017, 9:40 PM
And here is a couple more of the scroll saw with air compressor installed.

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James Combs
05-19-2017, 4:22 PM
Doug, that's some good looking work, it's the kind of thing that I like to do as well. Will you be using the compressor only for the scroll saw dust or will it also be a general source of compressed air for the shop?

Doug Walls
05-19-2017, 11:15 PM
Doug, that's some good looking work Thanks!


Will you be using the compressor only for the scroll saw dust or will it also be a general source of compressed air for the shop? It's primarily used for the scroll saw to help keep the cut-line clear of dust & to blow out any little inside pieces after the pattern is cut.

The compressor only has a small 3gal. tank, So it doesn't have that much volume or CFM.
It will probably come in handy for running a small brad nailer or other low air consumption tool.

The area I'm setting up in my basement is going to be mainly for hand-tools & small (quiet) power equipment. All my other larger & loud equipment is out in a detached two car garage where I don't have to worry about the noise bothering others in the house.

Doug