|Project by Jorge Velez||posted 10-13-2012 08:56 PM||3077 views||7 times favorited||2 comments|
The DeWalt scroll saw is an excellent, and fun, tool. The only thing that isn’t fun about it is keep the arm up while trying to feed a blade through a hole in a piece of wood. The solution to accomplish is with a block of wood, but it’s not very eficiente when your project has lots of holes for details
I had heard about a product called the EZ-Lift Arm. It’s not for sale locally, and I had to order from USA or CA, so I decided to made my own. It took some time to get the spring adjusted properly since I purchase a larger one, so I had to cut and preform the cut end few times, but the springs are not easy to preform once cut. The arm doesn’t lift by itself, but it stays in place once you lift it up.
I used an aluminum bar and follow Steve Good’s video on the original product to gime me an idea of the instalation process, I took the measures directly from my scroll saw for the screws holes on the aluminum bar suport, once I shape rouded so it’s more stetic and avoid sharp ends, I also painted yellow and black following the scroll saw design so it match colors.
I’m new to this hobby and been practicing lots of small projects only on MDF so I get experience on cuts. here is the post of my scroll saw play station.
thks for looking
-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.