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Thread: craig says it's an oliver scroll jig saw

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    craig says it's an oliver scroll jig saw

    This is on my local craigslist. I've never seen one of these before. Come on all you old tool guys what is it? Is it a scroll jigsaw? What's it used for? I'm assuming it's not for fretwork.

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/tls/1818521011.html

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    Man, that's a biggun. My guess is that it'd be used for fretwork, but on a large scale and in a production environment.
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    Oliver made some big stuff. Back in the day, There were houses and River boats covered with large fret work, what you suppose they used to cut it out? Oliver to the rescue with an industrial sized saw for whatever you could throw at it.

    You can venture to say it was not used in Craft Shows.

    Oliver also made some hugh bandsaws but bandsaws can't do the internal cuts for fret work. So....

    You going to buy it?

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    I am thinking about all the lacework put up on Victorian homes. That's definitely not a benchtop model.

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    They are still in limited use for some signwork.

    That is the scroll saw to end all scroll saws
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    good deal and great shape!!! that has either been redone or kept up very well...
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    Redmond machine in Atlanta had two, not nearly as nice, sitting in the warehouse section with all the old machines a couple of years ago. They are ever bigger in person! I had no use for one but I was absolutely fascinated by them. Just kept going back and looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post

    You going to buy it?
    No I'm not getting it. I don't have room for that behemoth in the shop/garage.

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    They are a great saw to use

    I opted for the slightly larger Colladay , which comes in at 38"
    reach , but the table doesn't tilt like the Oly does .




    Last edited by J Hutcheson; 09-04-2010 at 02:51 PM. Reason: pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysong miles View Post
    They are a great saw to use

    I opted for the slightly larger Colladay , which comes in at 38"
    reach , but the table doesn't tilt like the Oly does .




    wysong,, what is that last tool you showed us it looks like a jointer but the differnt sized heads you show with it tells me i am wrong???
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