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Old 12-16-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Help with my Rockwell 40-440!

Hello all!

I'm new to the forum but am very interested in actively jumping right in - woud appreciate any help I can get.

I recently purchased a vintage scroll saw in good shape; a Rockwell 40-440 ... needless to say I don't have a manual and I haven't been able to find much online.


If anyone is familiar with this machine please oh please let me know. Bear with me here.
  1. How do I keep the wood from clattering/vibrating while trying to cut?
  2. What types of blades are best to use w/ this machine?
  3. What is the proper method for installing the blades?
  4. How/what type of maintenance do you perform and how often?
  5. What type of grease/lubricant do you use and where exactly do you put it?
  6. Any ideas on where to get replacement parts, if/as needed?
  7. Any ideas for building or places to buy a stand (as mine didn't come w/ one)?
Would greatly appreciate any/all feedback, advice/support!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:43 AM   #2
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Bergs,
Where do you live? Are you aware that we have a super Scrolling club that meets once a month in Smithtown.
We are part of the Long Island woodworking club
Long Island Woodworkers Club chek out the SIGS (special interest groups) for contact information. Or PM me here ( I am the President of the club)
We have a meeting tonight. Our annual Christmas party.
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Bergs, welcome to the forum. Go to Rick's Scrollsaw. Rick may be able to help you.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Default Call Delta for the manual

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Hello all!

I'm new to the forum but am very interested in actively jumping right in - woud appreciate any help I can get.

I recently purchased a vintage scroll saw in good shape; a Rockwell 40-440 ... needless to say I don't have a manual and I haven't been able to find much online.
I also have a Rockwell 40-440. You can get a photocopy of the manual from Delta. Give them a call ( (800) 223-7278 ). They shipped me one for free.

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When I found this manual on line I had the courage and purchase this old work horse.
OWWM - Delta Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints - No. 1200 24-inch Scroll Saw - Operating and Maintenance Instructions
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Default More information for the rockwell/delta 40-440

I've just come across a vintage book that has lots of useful information specific to this machine. "Getting the most out of your Band saw and Scroll saw" copyright 1937,1950, 1954 by Rockwell. You can find it at Alibris or Abebooks and there is a fellow on Ebay that sells reprints.
Does the air blower attach to something on the machine or to one's compressor?
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Thanks for the info. As for the blower, it is run off of an air pump built into the machine itself.
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