My Polymax now is upgraded beyond even what the new one fresh from the factory is in that I installed the upgrade quick-release tension rod and the Quick Release upper blade clamp.
The blade clamp supports, which the previous owner had FUBAR'd since he didn't have blade clamps and wanted to "try" to use pinned blades, were replaced by the new version from Hegner. The new version allows for the use of either pinned or pinless (using the blade clamps).
The difference between it and my old Craftsman 23" parallel arm 2-speed scroll saw is like night and day which comes as no surprise. Vibration even without the saw stand (OEM) anchored to the floor. On that score I am debating possibly mounting the stand to a mobile base and then placing within the base, one of ~ 50 or 60lb flooring weights I have laying about. If not, I may just build a plywood shelf and set the weight on that, removing it when I want to manhandle the saw to a different spot in the shop for whatever reason.
Bottom line is that the $500 total investment has netted me a $3,000 plus scroll saw. My next best score has to be the comple
te set of Stanley No. 55 plane blades, in original wooden cases, unused, that I scored at an estate sale for $3.00 to complement the No. 55 I picked up with a half dozen blade at a flea market for $35.
When I suck, I suck big time. <g>
Now to sell off the Craftsman and recoup a bit of my investment.