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Rockwell 24" Scroll Saw Blade Replacement
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:27:39 AM »
So I needed to cut a bit of scrap wood tonight, and decided the scroll saw would be quick and easy. Sadly, when I got to it, the blade was broken. Since I tend to like fixing things, and I've never replaced a blade on a scroll saw this big, I figured I'd look it up to make sure I was doing it properly.


My google-fu was strong tonight, so I managed to find the original manual and got to it. Everything went well, but every time I tested it, the top of the blade would pop out. I'm guessing I'm tensioning it wrong, but I'm not sure. I've left it for someone who knows better because A. After an hour of playing with it I was getting nowhere fast, B. I didn't want to hurt anything. (Not that it looks like I could hurt that saw if I had to), and C. There's a perfectly good bandsaw five feet away.


If anyone wants to have a go, the manual is at http://davidsik.es/files/longterm/familab/RockwellManual.rar and I've left a printout of the relevant pages on the saw itself.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 12:30:00 AM by PockyBum522 »

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Re: Rockwell 24" Scroll Saw Blade Replacement
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 05:33:03 AM »
Yeah, when we actually got the scroll saw, we didn't have the proper blades for it.  We've been popping out the bottom pin of the blades that are in a cup and using those.  It's kind of a vintage machine.  I'll see what I can do about throwing a new blade in there when I head to the lab tomorrow.

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Re: Rockwell 24" Scroll Saw Blade Replacement
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 02:41:42 PM »
There's a blade with the bottom pin popped out and waiting for ya in the saw :) Thanks!