Delta Scroll Saw Crashed
I was in the shop yesterday working on the Turkey napkin holders, using my old Delta scroll saw when I heard a loud "POP" and some parts went flying. Well upon inspection I saw that the tension lever broke, which was cast aluminum i believe. Disgusted, I came upstairs and searched for repair parts with no luck All parts are obsolete as are many Delta parts from what I have been reading.
So I thought I would search craigslist, Well as luck would have it there was a Dewalt 788 listed for less than half price over in Cincinnati I called and it was still there. It looks and runs like new the guy said it was in his pastors basement and it had only been used four or five times, and he had just listed it yesterday morning. Needless to say it came home with me. I don't usually have that kind of luck, but the timing was perfect. Got it set up this morning, made my cuts, and needless to say, I wish I would have had a saw like this a long time ago. I see some Intarsia in my future for sure.
I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.