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Forum topic by GR8HUNTER posted 02-28-2018 08:49 PM 679 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GR8HUNTER

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02-28-2018 08:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw dw-788 lift arm

STARTED BY FASTENING A 1 INCH WIDE 1/8 INCH THICK PIECE OF ALUMINUM TO SAW WITH 2 – 3” 6MM BOLTS 1.19 CENTS BOLTS 7.72 FOR ALUM.

THEN FOR FRONT I GOT 1 INCH 5MM WITH WASHER AND BUSHING .37 CENTS BOLT .74 CENTS BUSHING

NOW ALL I HAVE TO DO IS PUSH ARM UP AND PUSH IN ALUM.

THEN TO RELEASE IT JUST PUSH ARM UP AND ALUM SPRINGS BACK OUT

SO LETS SAY 12.00 TOTAL WORKS LIKE A CHARM I AM A HAPPY CAMPER :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN


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Dutchy

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#1 posted 02-28-2018 09:05 PM

How simple it can be.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 02-28-2018 09:48 PM

Neat Idea!

Hmmm… I have the aluminium, the bolts, washers and a functional right thumb… so all I have to do is buy a new DeWalt scroll saw and I’ll have saved $12.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 09:53 PM

You’d make a damn good bush mechanic downunder Tony…well done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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lew

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 10:29 PM

That’s really cool and inexpensive, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 10:35 PM



You d make a damn good bush mechanic downunder Tony…well done!

- crowie


Yup.. that ‘luminum bar will take the spring out of our wild ‘roos.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 10:45 PM

I don’t have that saw, so I really have no idea – what problem is this modification solving?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 12:16 AM

the arm on the DW-788 does not stay up on its own …so you have to put a block of wood under it or come up with this solution which is better then a block of wood that’s in the way makes it tons easier to change blade holes :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Kelster58

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#8 posted 03-01-2018 01:02 AM

There’s some ten cent engineering….....Looks good, you’re teaching us all a few tricks!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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