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Old 03-21-2013, 07:30 PM
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I know this isn't a typical metal working tool, but it can be.

Anyway, have any of you seen one of this model before? It has no markings on it that I can find. It needs a couple of things like the boot around the lower shaft and I would like to know who made it to see if I can find parts for it.

It's well made, everything is cast iron, and the side window lets you easily check the oil level.

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:52 PM
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Its just a plan old jigsaw for wood but it is a nice one and I have no idea who made it
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:04 PM
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x2... no clue who made it either

I have a similar one that was intended for use on the old Shopsmith line of tools. It's a lot newer than yours appears though. I've been trying to find blades for it, though not real hard. If I had them, then I'd have to figure out a way to rig it up to work
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:47 PM
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I can check down at Tried and True tools and see what they have to say. I know I have seen one just like it down there. They aren't fast movers so they may be willing to part it out.

Blades don't last long in that type. With the coil spring on top the blade is constantly under tension and then relaxed.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:41 AM
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You might check over at www.vintagemachinery.org

They have a huge photo index.

When I had access to the stuff, I would take the remnants of 1/4" bandsaw blade rolls, that were too short to make another blade at work. 18 tpi worked good for cutting 1/8" steel plate. The stuff cuts easily with a good pair of tin snips.

If you can't find any remnants, just buy a bandsaw blade at Home Depot and snip it to any length you need. Of course, you can't get them as fine as the scroll saw blades but, as pumpertruck noted, they don't last very long in these old jigsaws.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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Dave,

I considered that, but hadn't registered there until today. It took one of the admins a whole minute to identify it as a Walker Turner from the 30's.

Thanks all for the help. Now back to my new lathe.

Jim
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:37 AM
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It looks like it would make a good power filing machine like rmack has.
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scroll saw attachment for a shopsmith or such? Looks very well made, certainly better than the crap that most stores offer today.
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The saw should be mounted on a base or bench with a motor behind it or below it. It has a step pully for changing speed so the motor would have a matching step pully.

It looks like there are hand tightening screws on the blade holders, so it should take a plain end scroll saw blade. You can get file blades and sanding strips that will fit it.
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