Question about Delta scrollsaws

Hi all. I'm looking at getting a scroll saw and am a little confused with Deltas model numbers. There web site shows the SS350, SS250 & SS200. I am looking at the SS350. Most store web sites I look at still have the model numbers as 40-570, 40-540 & 40-530. My first question is are these the same machines with different numbers? Secondly, I remember reading many posts regarding ordering Deltas optional quickset blade locking system. It looks like this is standard on the SS350 (Is this a difference between the two)? Also I have the option to purchase a used Delta 40-601 vs 18 inch in excellent condition. Would you scroll sawyers go for the used 18 or a new SS350? I will be using it for hobby type work only and not production run stuff. Also is the quickset blade lock option compatable with the older 40-601? Thanks for the help....JD
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That numbering was confusing to me also. I ordered my SS350 from Rockler and am real happy with it. It has the quick change blade system.You might want to check out the scrollsawing forum at www.justwoodworking.com

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As has been mentioned often, Delta has reorganized its system. Consumer-grade products are no longer numbered as their intermediate and industrial grade tools.
I've a 46-601 "C" arm saw, iron arm incarnation, and it is capable of doing better work than I, I'm sure. It cuts with a rocking motion, rather than a straight up and down, which can make a modest difference in some types of work. Clears dust and heats blades less than strictly verticals with the same blade IMHO.

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One which seems so to you, I suppose. Couple hundred for one in top shape would be a high.

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John, Hi. I don't know about Delta scrollsaws. I have an 18" Ryobi I paid $60 (plus shipping) for. It was new-in-the-box. I really like it. Sure beats the one I had as a kid...that had a vibrating motor....and BOY did it vibrate...it could wake the dead. I haven't used it for really precise scrolling yet...just some free-hand miter cuts on " quarter-round moulding. You can see it at...
http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/kb8qlrjoe/page5.html
Just my 2 cents. Have fun! BigJoe
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