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DELTA® Machinery Nods to Heritage With New Easy-To-Use 20-Inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw

JACKSON, Tenn. (June 16, 2010) – DELTA Machinery has returned to its heritage of scroll saw woodworking machines with the new 20-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw (model 40-690). Due to design elements, such as electronic variable speed and upfront controls, the woodworking craftsman and hobbyist will find greater accuracy and ease of use compared to other scroll saws currently available. 

“We are proud to reclaim DELTA’s heritage and return to the brand’s roots with this new scroll saw,” said Bill Harman, product manager for DELTA Machinery. “Convenience, ease of use and precision are achieved due to enhanced features and greater capacity only available on this new scroll saw.”      

DELTA ensures a measure of precision with a dual parallel-link arm design that keeps the blade perpendicular to the table. This reduces vibration and noise while also improving accuracy in comparison to previous models.  The electronic variable speed can be adjusted from 400 to 1,750 strokes per minute (SPM) to provide optimal speed control for a wide array of cutting applications, and woodworkers now have quick and easy access to the on/off switch, speed control and blade tensioning lever with upfront controls.

For added convenience, a tool-free blade clamp allows the blade to be changed in seconds, reducing time spent adjusting the machine. The 40-690 also provides an oversized table that delivers excellent material support and capacity with the ability to bevel zero degrees to 45 degrees left and right. In addition, a flexible work light illuminates the work surface for better visibility, and a work stand offers the woodworker a solid base to practice his or her craft.

The DELTA 20-inch Variable Speed Scroll Saw with light and stand is backed by a five-year warranty and is available now at specialty woodworking dealers for a suggested retail price of $599.


With a combined 195 years of woodworking expertise, DELTA | PORTER-CABLE designs and manufactures a robust line-up of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking power tools, equipment and related accessories for professional woodworkers. The brand has a history of industry-changing innovation, introducing many of the world’s first power tools, including the helical drive circular saw, hand-held belt sander, motorized miter saw, portable belt sander, and 10-inch tilting arbor saw.  For more information, call 1-800-223-7278 for DELTA inquiries or 1-888-848-5175 for PORTER-CABLE.  Follow DELTA | PORTER-CABLE on Facebook and Twitter.