Scroll Saw blade installation (?)


Old 01-31-05, 12:27 PM
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Question Scroll Saw blade installation (?)

I was given a craftsman 16" scroll saw and don't know how to install a blade for it. It is a model # 113. 236180 and a 5" plain end blade holder. What type of blade is generally used with this? What type of blade would I use for what purpose? I was not given the manual, so don't know much about the saw, but would like to start putting it to use. Thanks, Genevfer
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Old 01-31-05, 12:52 PM
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genevfer, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Hopefully it came with 2 allen wrenches (different sizes). There should be a knob at the top right hand side ot the arm. Turn it counterclockwise and then on the left side of the blade at the top and bottom is where the allen wrench loosens the blade holder. Remove the old blade and insert the new one in the bottom blade holder. Tighten the blade holder while trying to keep the blade aligned with the top holder. Do the same with the top blade holder and tighten. The knob is a tensioner. Turn it clockwise until the blade is taut. Turn on the saw and check that the blade is going up and down straight. Blades come in different teeth sizes depending on the material being cut. I use round blades as they cut in any direction. They take a bit of getting used to but I love them. It keeps you from having to back out of tight cuts. Good luck.

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