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    Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    My in-laws gave me re-conditioned low-end Delta scroll saw for my B-day. I don't expect it to act like a Hawk or higher-end saw. But mine vibrates horribly. I don't know if that is par for the course with a low-end saw, or if something that should have been re-conditioned wasn't. I've only used it once, and the vibrations made it a not enjoyable experience. Anyone have experience with this saw, or others in the $100 price range. Thanks, for your advice, Dave:-)
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    I have a Duracraft industrial scroll saw, and it vibrates enough to make things fall off the wall. It came with a rubber mat to go under it, but im thinking about using some heavy springs between the mat and the saw base, which will make something like a shock absorber.
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one with a problem of vibration with my Delta scrollsaw. We're trying a couple of things to stop it. If that doesn't work I have someone in Simpsonville that said I can bring it to him and he'll check the bearings... Mine was new and still vibrated.
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Hmmm... that's funny. My Delta scroll saw doesn't vibrate at all.




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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    It also sounds like a helicopper landing. It is the bottom of the line Delta. But since starting that thread I've met others with the same saw, not bought "re-conditioned" and their saws are the same. I guess you get what you pay for. Those that find scrollsaw work a relaxing hobby, must be using much better saws. Dave:-)
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    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Hey Insomniac, that's an old picture. Isn't your D4 residing in a beautiful box now? I think that your saw, from what I can tell by the box:lol: :lol: is the step up from mine. I will love to hear your review once you get the time to open it up. Dave:-)
    :-D Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile :-D

    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    DaveO: here's is a little advice to preserve your mental hygiene. When you get to WG's shop next Saturday, whatever you do, DO NOT look at his scroll saw. If he offers to show it to you, CAST YOUR EYES AWAY! And whatever you do, if he offers to let you turn it on and try it out, DON'T DO IT, MAN!!!!

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    I am just scared to go into WG's shop in general, for fear of fainting from tool envy. If I gather the courage, will you stand behind me in case the vapors :drunken_s overtake me. Oh, I feel faint just thinking about 2 bandsaws and that 10" Oliver jointer8-O . He must know what David Marks feels like when he walks out into his shop. Dave:-)
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    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Insomniac, I just finally got what you meant in your response. Too funny! If you ever unpack it let us know if you have a vibration problem.
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    :lol: Glad you got it. I hate it when people think I'm serious. :-D I'm making more progress on the shop lately than I ever have, so it may not be too long before I'll give it a try.
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Daveo,

    If the vibration problem turns out not to be the scroll saw, I may have a solution. I have a few pieces of the padding used on weight room floors that works great for my belt sander and scroll saw. They are odd shaped pieces about 3/4 inch thick but can be cut as needed. They are great for dampening vibration and very durable. You're welcome to a piece (I got the left overs when local health club installed new padding).

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Thanks Roger, I may have to take you up on that offer. My saw has rubber feet, but they don't do a lot. Ryan suggested something similar so I trust a dual recommendation. Now I just need to find time to do some scrollin'. Thanks,

    Dave:-)
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    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    There's a discussion going on over at knots.

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    About this very thing
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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    Thanks, that did confirm my suspictions that my scrollsaw isn't very good. And that I'm glad that those type of forum exchanges will not happen here. I really don't like to see people #####in' like that in a friendly information exchanged based forum. We are better than that. Dave:-)
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    Honestly Honey, that will cost around $100 $150 $200, and I need a few more tools.

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    Re: Delta SS250 scroll saw vibration

    I talked to the Delta folks today in Hickory and found out some very interesting information. The 250 is intended to cut up to 3/4" thickness of wood. They should really tell you things like that. I've been cutting 3-D Christmas ornaments and candlesticks out of 1.5" stock - hardwood no less. So I guess I've caused most of my vibration problems. It'll be a while before I can afford a better saw - so I'll have to scale back down. I may have taken it past the point of no return - and may not even be able to do smaller things. Who knew??
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