Are theseany good? I'd like a scroll saw but I'm not likely to use it a lot. Even so I'd rather avoid the cheapo Ferm-style clones. Yes I've done a search on the forum (but probably not the right one - search that is, not forum :roll: :wink
Delta makes good saws but I'd be a bit wary of this one. The vendor (who doesn't have a good track record) claims he paid £130 for the saw brand new yet it's a single speed 40-530 model. A Delta 40-540 variable speed model would only cost £125.95. Added to which, the saw doesn't look as if it's only been used a handful of times as claimed. I'm also wondering why the vendor has wrapped the power cable around the top arm so that it falls over the blade assembly and the table - is he trying to hide something?
I'm suspicious that this might be a 'pig-in-a-poke'. I wouldn't like to risk much of my own money on this deal. (Not that I'm in the market, of course. :roll Which is a pity, because it could turn out to be a bargain and a nice way to introduce yourself to scrolling if it really is in tip top condition.
I've got a Delta variable speed and it's a great little tool and at the cheaper end of the scroll saw market, it's probably the best there is. I've tried other makes and ended up getting rid of them.
That said, I wouldn't touch this one with a barge pole, it looks as if it's been kept outside to me. I also see that there's a reserve on it.
I could be wrong - not having had that much experience, but isn't the lowest reserve price you can enter on E-bay have to be £50?
I might offer a couple of quid for spares - but then again, I'm a frugal Yorkshireman.
Definition of a Yorkshireman; A Scotsman with all the generosity squeezed out of him :wink: