Well today i finished the refurbishment of the old scroll saw. Although it ran when i got it, i discovered whoever had owned it had put the wrong oil in and it needed new gaskets.
Then upon taking it apart i discovered the head that drives it up and down had a cast pair of guide blades (best i can describe them) that were broken leading to the lower head potentially rotating on its axis.
I picked one up from Weber Woodworking very nice guy and has ebay store as well but his price was very reasonable by comparison to Delta. Also purchased some link belt and got the whole schebang all put back together.
Started it up and it runs well but here comes the question.
This machine vibrates and seems to make quiet a racket.
Found a You tube video of a guy cutting on one but it has music in the background however despite that you can hear the machine noise.
Now is there anyone here that has one or has worked on one of these machines themselves.
I am merely looking for affirmation that the noise heard is normal for this old geyser of a machine and that it does vibrate.
Tried cutting with it and it cut ok but initially it was little scary. Snapped the first blade i put in () totally my fault. Next time read instructions first.
So anyone have first hand experience with one of the old Delta 24 inch scroll saws. ???
Love to hear from you as to what you thought of the sound.
My main concern is if something else is worn that cause the guide fins to break in the first place i would like to try and sort it out before i get a repeat of what the machine was like when i first got it.