Craftsman Scroll Saw and Craftsman Band Saw

by Bear

vintage scroll saw

vintage scroll saw

I have just acquired a vintage Craftsman scroll saw and vintage Craftsman Band Saw both in working order, I do not know how old they are but I would like some advice on how to recondition them so I don't destroy them. The sizes of these fine machines are..
Scroll Saw
Throat 24"
Table 16" x 16"
Overall Length 37"

Band Saw
Height 22"
Length 26"

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Dec 14, 2010
Craftsman Scroll Saw 103.23390
by: Dave

I was given one of these saws. I don't have a manual but I am able to glean a bit of information from this site and others. The blades are pin-less and my guess is that I will have to substitute something from the local hardware store. May even have to sacrifice a band saw blade.

I am interested in how this saw keeps tension on the blade. I know how my Hawk scroll saw keeps tension and it is very straight forward to adjust.

Enjoy your saw but don't drop it on your foot. It is very heavy.

Aug 28, 2009
Question on the scroll saw
by: Matt

I was wondering how you like the scroll saw? There is one just like it for sale locally here and I can pick it up for $100. Says it is in working order and takes regular blades. I was wondering if anyone out there has had good experience with this vintage machine. I have not been happy with the quality of modern craftsman tools but this looks like an older/more solid piece of machinery. Thoughts?

Jul 15, 2009
I have one also
by: Anonymous

Wow I just picked up a s&r 103.23390 looks the same what kind of blades do these things take and where can they be found Gary S.

Apr 29, 2009
I completed a 50% rebuild today
by: Anonymous

Craftsman 103.23380 Same model as yours. Mid to late 40's scroll/jig saw.. The rebuild is not hard to do but, make sure you take your time and not lose any parts ( I didn't, but, they are small pins)..

eMail me if you need any suggestions.. I would be glad to help.


Apr 28, 2009
Reconditioning Craftsman Table Saw
by: Ray

I was wondering if you found any information on reconditioning your saw. I started rebuilding mine (by blind faith).. I'll check back in a few days. Tues, APL 28, 2009

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