I have a Delta 40-540 (modern parallel arm 2-speed 16" model, lightweight
Taiwanese) that I picked up used a while back. Just today I ended up with
heavy '50s Craftsman 18" saw in great condition.
The thing is, I don't do scrollwork that much. I'm thinking about selling the
Delta, since it's worth more, and keeping the old Craftsman. Bigger, much more
rigid. The oldie looks more in line with the rest of my machines, too. Anyway,
other than lack of parts support would I miss anything if I went with the old
saw? I know that plugner-types have to run at lower tension that the arm-types,
but is it that big a deal?