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    an old boice crane scroll saw

    I have to pare down to make room in my shop, I have a an old boice crane scroll saw, where do I go to find the value? It does work, but I put a single phase motor in it, I think i still have the 3 phase motor.

    wayne

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    try old woodworking machine forum i think its OWWM forum do search threw google for something similair and it should show up
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    Try here www.owwm.net
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    don yours dont work for me try this one..http://www.owwm.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    don yours dont work for me try this one..http://www.owwm.org/
    Don's works, but it's slow to come up. It's also not the OWWM site he's thinking of. (The real one is .org, not .net.)
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    Old scroll saws are a dime a dozen. They seem to range in price from $50 for brands like Craftsman or Powercraft. Old Deltas seem to range from $150 / $200 for a fully rebuilt / restored saw in stock condition with original Delta accessories such as the stand, motor, or work light. I also see them go for a lot less if they haven't been rebuilt.

    The Boice Crane is a very good tool that probably falls somewhere in the middle. It lacks the brand devotion of Delta, but is known to be a more industrial quality machine than Craftsman. Condition / completeness has a lot to do with it. Parts would be hard to come by, etc.

    OWWM won't get into appriasing a machine as a matter of policy. You won't have much luck over there. You could do a search on ebay for completed auctions to see what some have actually sold for recently. Ignore the asking prices of ones that are currently for sale - current bids could go up dramatically at auction's end, and many sellers put such a high opening bid on their merchandise that things never sell.

    If i were looking for an old Boice Crane saw, it would probably be worth $50 - $100 to me, assuming it's in good usable and complete condition. By the way, the original 3 phase motor won't be worth anything to most people because they can't use it in their home shops without investing in a phase converter or VFD. I'd probably throw it in free with the machine just to get it out of my shop unless i had another use for it. Small 3 phase motors are basically worth scrap value to most people.

    It helps too, if you're in a big town or city - more demand.

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    Picture????

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    Paul nailed it. Scroll saws are the most common and typically the cheapest old machines out there.
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    I had a 1929 King Sealy that I paid $50 4 it. all original including a spare set of guides. I sold it 5 year later for $60...
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    I paid a $158 for my 26" Boice Crane Scroll saw
    a few years back

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