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OK, I got a Bundy flute a bit back, for a very low price. And had absolutely no use at all for it. So, put it on craigslist hoping to swap for a scroll saw. I already have a nice Craftsman scroll saw that's served me for 20 years or so. But, it's out in my shop, and the cool/cold weather is playing havoc with my knees this year, so wanted a saw I could use in the spare room of my house; something that wouldn't being a major issue cleaning up the sawdust, not that I would be using it that much.

Well, craigslist came thru. This time. Guy had a 'nice' Delta 40-540 variable speed 16" scroll saw he'd used some after he first got it, then it just sat for some years. And hea wanted the flute. How sweet is that? He drove to my town even, about a mile or so from my house, and even trade. The picture is not mine, but pretty close as to condition.

OK, the scroll saw in my shop is bolted to a shelf, not a stand. The Delta will need a stand. No biggie, I can make a stand. But, is this thing going to need the stand weighted down, or what? The Craftsman does tend to vibrate a bit when I crank the speed up. But being bolted to a shelf pretty much takes care of that. So, lacking experience with a scroll saw on a stand, what do I need to do to the stand, to keep tis thing from dancing across the floor? Or is the vibration so little it's nothing to worry about?

I'm thinking a three lelgged stand, signle leg in front, two in back. It'll be short, as I'll be sitting while using it. Which reminds me, need a chair.

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Hi Theo
I once had a renter in a duplex that stored A Harley for the winter in the middle of the living floor a year after I put in new carpet! Wasn't happy- they leak a lot of oil!
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Theo,

My DeWalt is on the DW stand. It is tilted some toward me. Love it for the angle I get on the cut.

The Delta I used to have did vibrate, but not much that a sturdy stand wouldn't handle.

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Good trade a flute for a scroll saw. I see a lot of guys wanting to get rid of stuff they "only used once". They get into something spend all their money then move on. I often wonder on table saws if a 2 x 4 kickback to the belly changed their hobby from woodworking to knitting.

So did you suffer a serious injury from the flute? ;-)
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Dennis:
My last military assignment, worked with a guy who had his Harley stolen. He had a ground floor apartment, so would wheel the replacement in thru the patio door, onto a piece of U channel, and store it in the middle of his living room. But he was bright enough he had something to catch the oil, so no problem.

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I'll be making a nice sturdy stand. I'd forgotten about about an angle, that now be included. Thanks.

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Oh, the agony of it. I'll never get a 2X4 near a flute again.

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A small scrollsaw like your Delta dosen't need alot of weight to hold it still. I would make a three legged stand(Two to the front & one to the back), with the back leg higher if you use a stool or chair to sit while sawing.
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You could always add some weight to the base later if needed.

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You could always add some weight to the base later if needed.
Bag of sand, or cat liter etc.

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I have that exact unit. I bolt mine to a heavy work bench. There is quite a lot of vibration. In my experience, unbolted it will shift some. I've had mine for about 10 years but don't do a lot of scroll work. Here's a pic. I use a small box fan and furnace filter to gather some of the dust.
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A small scrollsaw like your Delta dosen't need alot of weight to hold it still. I would make a three legged stand(Two to the front & one to the back), with the back leg higher if you use a stool or chair to sit while sawing.
It's 16", variable speed, I wouldn't call that exactly small, according to scroll saws; same size as my Craftsman, and it can rattle stuff off the shelves if I crank it up all the way.

I already said I would make a three legged stand, to sit while using. But I don't see any advantage of having two legs in front, would be easier to get closer with only one leg in front. Any reason for two legs in front?

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