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Forum topic by Jack Gaskins posted 08-18-2011 01:39 AM 1722 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Gaskins

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08-18-2011 01:39 AM

I just bought a Hawl 216-3 of CL for $50. If you own one of these saws have you upgraded the motor to a variable speed? Also looking to upgrade the origional bladeholders to toolless type. I can get the rest of the stuff from I also found that the upper arm has side movement so I took the arm off and found that there is to much play in the fit between the bolt and the bronze bushing so I guess I will have to order a set from above link.

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 05:18 AM

I just got one from CL for $75.00. Mine was almost brand new. I emailed the compny and they sent me a manual and their new price list for parts.

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 02:05 PM

Now this is almost the same question I have been going to ask. I have a 22” Foley Belsaw scrool saw, the same thing HF sold up untill reciently and other companies sold also. I too was wondering if there was a way to up grade to a variable speed motor and I was wondering if there were better blade holders/keepers that I could buy or build. I want a faster, better way to do blade rethreading in those multiple hole cut out projects. and of course slower speed would be helpful too. Ideas, thoughts, pictures, sketches, web sites all are welcome.

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 08:28 PM

You may want to try asking over at But, I tried asking about my saw over there and only got one answer. There is another guy named Mike he has a scrollsaw site but forgot his site name.

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 03:50 PM

This lady can answer all you questions about an RBI Hawk. Very helpful.

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