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Saltnsauce

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Hello, new member here,
Could I ask a question and I have done research with the search button and web searches.
I am planning a scroll saw and am looking at a Delta q3 18 variable speed. It is priced a 400 with a stand and look very good in condition with little use. As far as I can see these are no longer made and are not stocked in the UK, spares seem to be difficult but then they don't seem to break. They appear to have a great reputation but are not widely seen in UK and more people seem to have other saws. I am retiring soon and will be able to spend time on my woodworking. Is my thought correct or are there better choices. many thanks
 

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That to me sounds expensive. The Delta Quickset blade clamps are in my opinion the best out there. I have used a Delta scroll saw since the mid 1990's, the 40-560 type 2 model and it's still going strong. I also have a 40-540, well I had 2 but sold one, also another 560 which I picked up for spares. The only part of them that I've found as rare as hens teeth are the Quickset blade clamps. None of these cost more than £100.
 

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Welcome Saltnsauce.

Yup, I think you're quite right about Delta, very good reputation, especially in the USA, but when I was looking for a new scroll saw to buy (2015), it seems they just don't exist anywhere in Europe these days. Don't think anyone imports them.

BUT a member here, "Lofty" has one (at least, may be 2) and always speaks highly of them. Because you're a new member you can't send a "Private Message "(called "Conversations" here) so in a mo I'll send him one telling him there's someone asking Q's about Delta.

I can't help you any more than that myself as I've never even seen one "in the flesh", only pix.
Cheers
 

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That to me sounds expensive. The Delta Quickset blade clamps are in my opinion the best out there. I have used a Delta scroll saw since the mid 1990's, the 40-560 type 2 model and it's still going strong. I also have a 40-540, well I had 2 but sold one, also another 560 which I picked up for spares. The only part of them that I've found as rare as hens teeth are the Quickset blade clamps. None of these cost more than £100.
Thanks for the quick reply, I knew it was expensive but in very good condition, person paid around double that for it a few years ago, it seems a top quality saw but is expensive, I guess I will just be patient and wait on the right saw at the right price, still a few months till I retire so time yet. Many thanks for sharing your experience and expertise
 

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Ahh, I see Lofty's already around and answered. I'll bow out.
No, don't bow out, your opinion is always most welcome. Thinking about it, at one time I had 4 Deltas, 2 560s and 2 540s, so somewhere a 560 is hiding and very nearly bought 2 570s but common sense prevailed. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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No, don't bow out, your opinion is always most welcome. Thinking about it, at one time I had 4 Deltas, 2 560s and 2 540s, so somewhere a 560 is hiding and very nearly bought 2 570s but common sense prevailed. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
You must have some size of a workshop 😀
 

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No, don't bow out, your opinion is always most welcome. Thinking about it, at one time I had 4 Deltas, 2 560s and 2 540s, so somewhere a 560 is hiding and very nearly bought 2 570s but common sense prevailed. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Thanks Lofty, "you're too kind Sir" (!) but as I know nothing whatever about Delta scroll saws (as mentioned above, I've only heard stuff & seen pix) then there's not much point in me having anything to say. :)
 
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