Susan Nash: I like the saw but the dust blower is useless. is there any way to increase
the flow,volume of air?
2stent: Thanks for the advice! Sounds good!
Marvin Fikowitz: To stop the vibration, I put a 1/4" thick piece of medium soft rubber under
the bottom at the rear and a 4" thick piece of foam behind the saw (between
the saw and the back wall of my bench). Then I put a 4" piece of foam under
the front of the saw. The saw is not bolted to the bench but kinda
floating, however it does not move. Zero vibration. Cuts like a champ. I
also installed a tap on, tap off footswitch as sometimes I cut continuously
for an hour or more without stopping the saw.
Marvin Fikowitz: I have one of these. I insert the blade in the top clamp first (lightly
tightened), then I push the top arm down with my right hand and insert the
blade in the bottom clamp and tighten it lightly with my left hand. Then I
use my right hand and hold the bottom clamp secure and tighten it all the
way with my left hand. Then I loosen the top clamp and let the blade come
free and reinsert it and tighten it all the way. Sounds hard but is
actually pretty easy. I can change blades in seconds.
Aaron Brennan: I understand. Thank you for your time. I decided not to buy this product, I
need a stronger machine like dewalt. I am also looking at proxxon they have
a scroll saw thats around $250 thats really good. Best of luck to you.
2stent: Sorry, haven't been doing much with pinless blades....I know I saw a
youtube vid on pinless blades on the craftsman but I don't recall who did
it. You can also buy an adaptor at Sears for about $25. Good luck. If my
memoru serves me you can just snap off the pin on the blades or just one
end and go from there but I'm not sure. If you find an answer feel free to
post it here.
2stent: Thanks, keeping up on basic maintenance goes a long ways!
2stent: Sounds good!
2stent: Thanks, wish I could have been of help. Good luck on your project!
berighteous: First thing I did was remove the guard thing, and took the orange thumb
screw and put it on the top blade lock so it's toolless now to rechuck the
top blade. The blower came loose right away and you can't screw it in, so I
crazy glued the screw end to the tube so now it works properly. Now I need
to dampen the vibration...
Aaron Brennan: I need to cut 1 inch mahogany wood with a scroll saw. Do you think that is
too thick or too hard a wood for this machine? I can only spend around $120
dallors for one. If this modal isn't good could you give me advise to buy
another? I am a student and I have a tight budget. Thank you for your help!
Candi Daitch: Hi guys! I'm expecting UPS to drop this saw off today, it's my first
experience with a scroll saw and while I 1/2 wish I went for a Dewalt or
similiar I figured it was safer to see if I enjoyed the hobby by starting
with the Craftsman. Two quick questions. I'd like to use a thumbscrew for
quicker blade adjustments, can someone tell me specifically what I need to
buy (and where to get it?) also, I've seen mentions of a zero tolerance
insert or aux. deck... could someone give me more info?
2stent: @paulyforte Here is the mod I was talking about at the beginning of the box
opening! Go to West Coast Mods and watch Antec 1200 Side Panel Mod.
2stent: @paulyforte Sounds good....good luck.....after you get one or the other
please post your review here! Thanks
Marvin Fikowitz: I had a friend weld me a small wing nut for the top clamp and I removed the
left side cover as small parts sometimes fall through the table and I can
get them out very easily, just keep things away from the motor cam
assembly. A little thinking goes a long way and saves alot of money. This
saw rocks and is very accurate. I often cut parallel lines 1/16" apart with
no problem. I have probably cut a couple of miles with it so far and no
problems, just keep it clean and lubricated.
rex Lobo: how to change pinless blades on this saw im having a lot of trouble with it
2stent: Aaron, sorry have been away for a while. Don't know if Craftsman is good or
not. Suggest DeWalt would be top of the line. Suggest you check other
sources. I haven't enough experience to advise you on mahogany wood.
2stent: Yes, I'm using a foot switch as well!
2stent: @paulyforte Well , I haven't done anything much with this yet. (one of the
reasons I went cheap). Two things you should consider. Ease of blade
replacement. Lot easier not to have to use an an allen wrench to change
both ends of the blades which you have to on this and Size of the
table..bigger is better! lol Also, if you can get one that the blade angle
changes while the table stays flat...its easier to work with. I like it for
its price and the fact I'm a hobbyist not a pro by any means.
2stent: @paulyforte Ok, so which will you be buying...the Craftsman or the DeWalt?
I'm hoping that with a change in blades to coping saw blade that I'll be
able to cut through metal. I have everything to do the mod...just have to
get around to starting it but its a little busy this time of year.