Vintage Scroll Saw Blade Change Help

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Forum topic by Scott posted 01-05-2016 02:52 AM 330 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2016 02:52 AM

So my wife’s grandfather recently passed away. They we going to throw away all of his tools. Luckily, I was able to keep them from going in the dumpster. One of the things I got was a vintage Dunlop scroll saw. The blade on it was broken when I got it. I’ve tried to install a new blade on it but I can’t seem to get it to work. I put the saw at the top of its stroke, fix the blade in the bottom. Then try to fix the blade at the top. I don’t seem to be getting everything aligned up because as soon as I turn on the saw, the blade pops off the top. I’ve tried to YouTube it and Google it but haven’t had any luck…

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This is the saw I acquired.

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 03:13 AM

Measure the distance between the blade and the back arm to determine size, then go over to the Vintagemachinery site and lookup Sears / Dunlap in the manufacturer index. You can search through the photo index to try and figure out the model number. Once you have that, it should make it easier to find a manual/instructions for it. I don’t believe this is the same saw, but here is the manual for an 18 inch model that might give you a hint as to how to install the blades.


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