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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Default Scroll Saw Maintenance

I wondered how members track the hours they put on equipment before performing maintenance.

I have a Delta 40-540 and wondered if folks with similar or identical scroll saws could review their maintenance schedual.

I don't use my scroll saw very often but I'm really involved with a wooden gear clock and I starting to rack up some serious time on the scroll saw. I'm not a good maintenance person as I often put off that stuff.

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A little oil at pivot points every few months ought to do it.
For vintage saws, an oil change every 10 years.
The oil in mine had turned to greasy sludge after having evaporated over the last 60 years.

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Hi Berry.
Whenever I have a piece of equipment that requires periodic maintenance (which is most of them), and I plan to use often, I'll put an hour meter on it. They are inexpensive ($15-20), and without getting too anal they can save you a lot, over time. A peek every once in a while at the meter will tell you if/when some sort of periodic lubrication/adjustment needs to be done/checked. Makes it a lot easier when you are under the gun to finish a project, and the lube/adjustment that should have been done 100 hours ago causes the machine to go out of whack. Tim
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