Machine ID’d: Homecraft-Delta 16″ Scroll-Jig Saw Model 40-110

Here are some images of a machine we were able to identify as a Homecraft- Delta 16″ Scroll Saw model 40-110. This scroll saw has Homecraft, Delta Manufacturing Division and Rockwell Manufacturing on the tag. These scroll saws were made and sold during in the late 40’s through the 50’s. These cast iron scroll saws were built to last and we’ve see lots of them still in use.

 

 

Below is a page from a 1953 Delta Homecraft catalog. This scroll saw sold for $43.50 that year, which is equivalent to $379.54 today.

 

 

We have two manuals that would cover and be helpful with this scroll saw. We have the owner’s manual with the operating instructions and parts diagrams for the Homecraft 40-110 scroll saw here:

 

 

 

We also have a called “Getting the Most Out of Your Band Saw and Scroll Saw.” This is part of a whole of books that Delta did on different woodworking machines that I really like. They have a lot of tips and tricks. They made a series of 6 different books to cover different types of machines.

 

The manual for this scroll is actually pretty informative on setting up the blades. You can use quite a variety inserts you can use depending on the type of work you are doing. You can use saber blades, jewelers blades, files, etc… The manual explains what adjustments and maintenance to check as well.

 

 

 

 

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Machine ID’d: Walker Turner 24″ Scroll/Jig Saw J915

Received these pictures from a gentleman trying to verify which Walker Turner 24″ scroll saw he had in his shop. Walker Turner made a lot of changes to their 24″ scroll saw over time. Some of the difference are fairly subtle, and we have manuals for a few of them. The differences between the J781 and J782 are so subtle that we combined the two into the same manual to make it easier for everyone.

 
The main identifying difference between the J915 and the J781 or J782 is the fact that the air hose comes out of the arm (as you can see in the image below). While the air hose on the J781 and J782 comes out of the top of the head.
We have a manual for this Walker Turner Jig/Scroll saw here:

The Walker Turner J915 24″ Jig Saw without a stand or accessories sold for $63.50 in 1949, which is equivalent to $623.12 today. Here is a page on the J915 from a 1949 Walker Turner catalog.

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