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    Hello,
    Name is Ed. I am somewhat new to the scrollsaw world. I do some woodcarving, lot of wood cutting, and took on a new challenge. I just rescued a 1950's 40-110 16" scrollsaw. Took it to the bare bones, cleaned, oiled and reassembled. Surprised to find that it worked when i started it up (it was found in the dump and looked very sad). not sure what blades to get for it to see if it saws. Anyone out there have any ideas? Looking forward to the chat site. My first time doing this sort of socializing and info hunting. EdwardMc51

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    Originally posted by EdwardMc51 View Post
    Hello,
    Name is Ed. I am somewhat new to the scrollsaw world. I do some woodcarving, lot of wood cutting, and took on a new challenge. I just rescued a 1950's 40-110 16" scrollsaw. Took it to the bare bones, cleaned, oiled and reassembled. Surprised to find that it worked when i started it up (it was found in the dump and looked very sad). not sure what blades to get for it to see if it saws. Anyone out there have any ideas? Looking forward to the chat site. My first time doing this sort of socializing and info hunting. EdwardMc51
    Welcome aboard Ed.

    I'm assuming it's a Rockwell. I found a link for one here

    VintageMachinery.org - Photo Index - Rockwell Manufacturing Co. - scroll saw 40-110

    Is that it?

    How about a picture of it.

    Ben

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    • #3
      Yes, that is the one. I am not sure if it is a Rockwell or a Delta. The photos on the web site you posted looks exactly like it. The serial number tag is missing. No identification marks or names are on it.

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      • #4
        Ed

        Click on the link I sent. Click his name then click send message and ask him what blade he uses.

        Ben

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        • #5
          Thank you for the info. I just sent a message. Will see where it goes from here. Ed

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          • #6
            Ed -- welcome to the forum! I love those old machines. Maybe as I get older I appreciate old machinery even more.
            Mtnman Jim

            taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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            • #7
              Mtnman Jim,
              East Coast or West Coast Mountain Man? Myself, living in the Maine Appalacian Mt. and love it. Collecting and using older hand tools and saving the electric toys for the younger woodworkers. Except for the 40-110 a 10" table saw and drill press I use hand tools as much as I possibly can. Love it more and more.

              Ben12,
              Thank you for the help. Got what I needed and on my way to see what the scroll saw will do.

              Happy Wood Chuck'n
              Ed

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              • #8
                Hello from NYC

                I'm posting for the first time and would like to extend my greetings to all on the boards.
                Hello to Ed and Ben. Thanks for your posts on the Delta/Rockwell saw. Ironically I have the same machine. Bought it at a yard sale about 10 years ago for 100. bucks with a motor and in good condition. I cleaned and oiled it and used it extensively for a year. It performs very well for a vintage machine and worth every penny. I was able to get a copy of the original owner's sheet (manual) from Delta as well.
                J

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                • #9
                  Ed -- I'm out west in Arizona. I've been in Maine several times and appreciate the beauty there.

                  I admire folks who do it, however, I'm too lazy (and too uncoordinated) for a lot of hand tool work. But a lot of my power tools are old.
                  Mtnman Jim

                  taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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