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Forum topic by Holbs posted 10-18-2015 03:38 AM 425 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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10-18-2015 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly scroll saw g1060 hack modification ez blocks

I hacked at my Grizzly G1060 to get it somewhat operational. The clamp blocks were missing so ended up purchasing the EZ blocks that were not designed for this exact model, hence… hacking! For $15 of this scroll saw and $19 for the EZ clamps, it’s not too shabby. I say 98% operational because the top arm oscillates left and right about 1/8”, and the top arm is not straight in-line with the bottom arm by 1/4” or so. Have to tilt the table a couple degrees to get it perpendicular to the blade. Unsure if that is how these style of scroll saw operate, but it does cut with the expected irritating vibration (have yet to bolt this down to something, to assist with stabilization). My modification? Take my 4” makita angle grinder and chop off 1/2” or so of the top & bottom arms. Whalla :)

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 12:01 PM

”the top arm is not straight in-line with the bottom arm by 1/4” or so”

Any chance you could heat it and “tweak” it over just a skoosh?

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 02:16 PM

i’m going to take the top arm bolt & bushing out to see if any damage, today. It is an aluminum arm so I could see about heating & bending. But first, I have to find out if this is just how -these style of scroll saws (being so far outfront by 22”) operate. The bottom is straight and true because it bolts to the motor. The upper arm oscillates freely.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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