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Just stumbled across this part of the forum and I thrilled to see it. Out of the many forums I visit, none of them have a scrolling section. I am just now growing my interest in this area and trying to find as much information as I can get. I have had my Delta 16" saw for a year now and need to learn to use it.
 

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Ask any question you want and i will try to answer it
Ive put the word out to my online buddies and as soon as they can spare some time they will pop in this is the busy season for us but any question asked will be answered
 

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Hi Whitewoft710

I just wanted to say thanks again for the tip ,number #5 , about lifting the tail end of the scroll saw up, I put a 4 x 6 under the the tail end and glued and screwed the saw down, it worked great, I got some scraps and made some cuts, and I could see everything it was cutting unlike before the lift and my back didn't tell me to stop. :)

Now I just need to rework the floor switch a bit and the light and the chair and I'm set to start using the saw again. :)
I'm amaze that small of tip would help so much but it did. :)

Amaze : (to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly)

Thanks again
Bj :)
 

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Darryn,

Thanks for your offer to address questions on this forum. I may have a few as I get further into this and it is nice to know that I have someone kind enough to help. I visited your website and want to commend you on a job well done. I am going to dig around further in there looking for helpful info. I need to settle on an initial small project for practice and getting my feet wet.
 

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Hi Darryn

I have one of the cheap CraftsMan saws it works ok but it's a pain to take the blade out and then put it back in and lock it down.
It's one that has a allen key and lock pin setup.
Do you know if the make a quick change setup for the CrfatsMan or is there new type of clamp that I can buy and put on it. ?, I can make one from sq.1 but that's more work than I want to do right now :)

Bj :)
 

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heres another tip to amaze your friends get some 1/8 th wood 3 pieces now get colored paper and put the paper between the wood ..
Now when you scroll 3 pieces of wood you will have a pile of the same cuttings in paper
Everyone will wonder how you cut such an awesome pattern in paper .
without it tearing
Remember for every 10 sheets of paper have a piece of wood your stack should be
wood then 10 sheets paper then wood then 10 more paper then wood again then tape the whole she-bang with packing tape
then spray your pattern with elmers spray glue then apply
drill all pilot holes and cut
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im glad the raised saw tip helped its amazing how little an adjustment can make such a big difference
 

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lol i see we posted 2 minutes apart at first i wondered how did i miss that post till i looked at the time stamp

which model is your saw and i will see if i can find you a quick change adapter to fit yours there is a few out there that will change it over to the new method of toolless changing which is a dream compared to fiddling around with allen wrenchs and handles etc.
 

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Hi Darryn

Got some feed back from house of tools, If you have anymore links PLEASE let me know :) thanks.

"Hi, unfortunatley we no longer carry the blade change.
We use to carry the delta one but I guess it would only
fit the delta saw. I apologize for the inconvenience."

Regards,
houseoftools
Catherine

Bj :)
 

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Oh ok misunderstood
thats an old saw not sure if a blade adapter could be made to fit
maybe look into a delta saw they are a good depenable saw and cut extremly well
 

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Thanks I will look into a new saw :)

I was thinking of getting the Excalibur scroll saw on eBay but it's hard to put out 400 bucks for a scroll saw, but you and I know you get what you pay for in tools. :) I paid 20.oo bucks for the Craftsman I guess it has servered me well for the 20 bucks I put out.

I just may make one to work on the Craftsman, fire up the mill and make a part or two.
I just hate to rework tools that the Mfg. should have made right from the get go but if that's what it takes, well I can do it just need to get my butt in grear I guess ...:)

again thanks for the help
Bj :)
 

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Thanks Bob

I readed the Customer Reviews on this one and they are not that great, many returned the saw... :( (would not hold the blade,) on many of the reviews but Amazon did replace them but I don't think I want to take the chance.
It only takes one for me the norm (bad review) and I'm gone.. and let someone eles take the chance...:)

This is a hard one, for a cheap SOB like me :)
Thanks for the tip :)

Bj :)
 

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Best bang for your buck is either the excalibur the warranty is second to known
and dewalt this is another company that stands well behind their saws both have the 20 inch depth making it hard to resist if i can figure out how to make my attachments smaller i have a scrollsaw comparison chart we threw together for another web site all prices are in usa funds for anyone who wants it email me and i will send you off a copy
 

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Hi Darryn and Bob

Thanks for all the HELP :)

Well It did I sent off for a DEWALT DW788 at a total price, on my door step of $350.oo bucks, I'm looking forward to making saw dust with this one :)
For that price it will and should be a big pile of saw dust, but I needed a new one anyway ,that's what I said in my sleep last night... :) :) :) I think it was me. hahahaha

Bj :)
 
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