How to change scroll saw blade without chuck?

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Forum topic by Ally189 posted 12-18-2016 04:23 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2016 04:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw blade delta

So in an attempt to make something nice as a gift for Christmas I bought an old Delta 40-560C scroll saw which, for the most part, is in really good condition – except that the quick release assembly for the blade seems to be missing. I could order the part, however there’s no way I’ll get it shipped in time, so I was wondering if anyone knows of any quick tips or tricks to release the upper part of the blade I’d be very grateful!

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 04:39 PM

Could you take a picture of the upper arm? I have the same saw and can’t envision what the issue is.

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 05:05 PM

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 06:16 PM

I have a picture here.
Unfortunately dhazelton, I’m still pretty inexperienced with this thing and am not sure which part it would be myself.

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 07:24 PM

I have that saw, too. when I bought mine, the quick-release blade holder was an optional accessory.

You don’t have the quick-release. You have the original blade clamp, which uses an allen screw to clamp the blade.

You should be able to loosen the screw and release the blade.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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