Rockwell 24" scroll saw

I have a chance to purchase an old rockwell 24" scroll saw.
I am wondering if there is any problems getting blades for an older saw.
The blade seems to be 5" with out a pin. (From Photo)
Does anyone have this saw?
Thanks Rick
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They are a grand old saw, wish I had one just to have a piece of history. They use coping saw blades. Just knock the pins out.
Don Dando

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On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 18:43:32 +0000, Rick Cox wrote:

I don't have that saw, but if it takes 5" plain-end blades, you will have no problem getting them. If possible post the model number and I (or someone) may be able to confirm the blade type.
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Rick:
Old Woodworking Machines: http://www.owwm.com /
has one document for a 24 inch scroll saw from Rockwell: http://www.owwm.com/files/PDF/Delta/1962-24ScrollSaw.pdf If this is your saw, be sure to read up on the oil needs and maintenance needs.
It looks like any 5 inch scroll saw blade might work. Google search for scroll saw blades. I don't think I would try any blade less than a #5 or maybe a #3 to start off with. There could be a problem with the blade clamp pressure with an old scroll saw blade clamp.
Be aware, the two best blades (Flying Dutchman and Pegas) are both made to a convenient rounded off metric size. Blade tension range on some older Delta / Rockwell cannot accommodate the extra length. Electrical Lineman's pliers can snip off the extra apx. 1/8 inch and then file away the bur.
Parts drawing could (might) be at the Delta / PG / DeWalt/ etc web site: http://www.deltamachinery.com / To actually get into the technical parts drawing database area you have to register and login. You will need the part number.
Phil

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There is another trick that you can do. You can use a saber saw blade in the bottom blade holder.

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Thanks for your posts. It actually ended up being a Delta Miluawkee I did purchase the Scroll saw for $120.00 I will post the photos on abpw
Thanks for all your help.

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Are you sure you didn't get that off my bench? ;>)) Good luck with it. Delta also make them in 18" and 36" sizes. Keep the oil up in the trans. and it will last for ever.

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