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Forum topic by Michael Parrish posted 09-15-2010 03:09 AM 2483 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael Parrish

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09-15-2010 03:09 AM

The thumb screw has been lost and I need to order another screw. I cannot get the size right and I tryed looking it up on google. If anyone can help me out that would be great thanks.


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rando1

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#1 posted 09-15-2010 03:28 AM

send me the model of the saw and make and I will check with the Black and decker store may have it here. If not there is a Delta/ porter cable store nearby that may be able to help us. Let me know.

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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Michael Parrish

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#2 posted 09-15-2010 03:44 AM

Its a SKIL 16” scroll saw. Model number 3335. The screw I need is the one that holds the blade in place on the top.

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Seer

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#3 posted 09-15-2010 03:36 PM

Mike if you have an ACe or something like that take out the lower blade holding screw and go there. The top and bottom are the same. You might even be able to find a screw with the wings on it to make it easier to work with.
Jerry

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Seer

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#4 posted 09-15-2010 03:45 PM

Mike your saw is also the same, at least they look the same as the Harbor Freight, Ryobi and a couple of others so if you can find manuals or parts list for them that could help as well. I had one just like yours but it is long gone after I wore it out lol. Anyways hope this helps.
Jerry

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terrilynne

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 03:47 PM

Mike, Send me a PM with your address. I have an old ryobi scroll saw out back if you think the screws will fit I’ll send both of them to you.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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rando1

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#6 posted 09-16-2010 01:29 AM

Yep, all good suggestions bud, I was going there next to avoid ordering something. We can get it on this end will just take a bit to get to you.

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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Michael Parrish

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 03:07 AM

Thanks guys!!!! If I can ever do anything for you guys please let me know

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Michael Parrish

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#8 posted 09-17-2010 03:02 AM

Well now im aggeravted. I found the part # for the screw but they refuse to give me a size. MAN!

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MrsN

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#9 posted 09-17-2010 05:28 PM

I feel a little bad that I missed this when you posted it. I try to keep my eyes open for scroll saw questions.

I have a couple of different saws at school that occasionally have screws go missing or break. I have found that most of them are standard screw sizes, and that the top and bottom are usually the same size. If one breaks or goes missing I take the other screw to the hardware store and search out the screw drawers. The guy at the “mom and pop” hardware store downtown can identify the screw size and threads by looking at them, but I can do trial and error at menards or lowes. I usually buy a couple when I need one, but that is because I have kids using the machines and they like to loose things. We have an old delta that is constantly loosing its screw, I buy a dozen #10 thumb screws every year for that machine.
Another way to find the size may be to get a screw assortment set. My husband has a few lying out in his shop (and I probably have one or two myself). Try the different sizes in the set until you find the right size, then use that to get an appropriate length or thumbscrew
Good luck
MrsN

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TheDane

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#10 posted 09-17-2010 09:05 PM

This is just a WAG, but it may be a 6mm (M6×1). I have a Dremel 1830, and had the same problem … Dremel and Skil are both owned by Bosch..

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Michael Parrish

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#11 posted 09-17-2010 09:50 PM

Well 1 1/2 weeks later and I finally get the size, its a 4mm x 14.6mm screw, and NO ONE HAS it!! AHHhhh. I guess Ill have to order it from replacement parts which means it will take 2 weeks just to ship. Sooo aggeravating. Thanks for all the get advice. Let me know if you know where I can find a screw of this size.

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#12 posted 09-17-2010 10:03 PM

Try Morton Machine … http://mortonmachine.thomasnet.com/viewitems/thumb-screws-metric-thumb-screws/metric-knurled-thumb-screws

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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terrilynne

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#13 posted 09-18-2010 06:51 PM

Mike-I-dug-the-screws-out-of-the-junk-pile-this-morning.They-are-on-the-way.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Michael Parrish

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#14 posted 09-22-2010 03:01 AM

THANKS!! I owe you

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