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10-21-2018 03:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scroll saw help excalibur problem

Recently I upgraded to an Excalibur EX-21 scroll saw.
However, the saws upper arm will not lift unless I tug on in with both hands. It is very, very stiff!
What can I do to make this lift smoothly and easily?


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#1 posted 10-21-2018 04:31 PM

Contact the manufacturer.

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#2 posted 10-21-2018 05:44 PM

Thank you Kazooman.
I discovered that the three bolts at the back were tightened way too hard.
I loosened them and oiled between the arm and the metal sides.
Everything works great now.

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#3 posted 10-21-2018 05:53 PM

shouldnt need any oil on any part of the EX. theres a set screw on the right hand back with a locking nut on it. thats the adjustment for the arm.
go down to the “maintenance,adjustments, and servicing” section in the owners manual
https://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/505078_manual.pdf

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#4 posted 10-21-2018 06:08 PM

Thanks tomsteve, I played around with that screw, and if anything it only made it even stiffer.
good to know that the EX should not required any oil. thanks

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#5 posted 10-21-2018 07:50 PM

thats pretty strange those bolts would be too tight. is it a true EX or a clone?

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#6 posted 10-21-2018 11:45 PM

It’s a true EX
Possibly someone new at the factory who doesn’t know how tight is right.

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#7 posted 10-23-2018 12:36 PM

ya may want to look into pegas blade clamps for it. ive had my ex 16 for 4 years now and finally stripped the upper blade clamp. got a set of pegas clamps and they make blade changes/clamping a breeze.
get em here if youre in the US
https://qtena.com/b-pegas-head-clamp-set-br-for-axminster-carbatec-excalibur-excelsior-jet-king-pegas-and-seyco-scroll-saws-p-9607.html
or here if in canada
https://www.bearwood.com/pegas-chuck-head-replacement-kits.html

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#8 posted 10-23-2018 01:15 PM

Putting in new blade clamps will have nothing to do with the problem he is describing.

I would contact Seyco who also sells them and is very knowledgeable.

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#9 posted 10-23-2018 04:30 PM



Putting in new blade clamps will have nothing to do with the problem he is describing.

I would contact Seyco who also sells them and is very knowledgeable.

- Redoak49

i wasnt insinuateing new blade clamps would solve the problem at hand, which was solved.

ray is knowledgeable, but doesnt sell excaliber any more.

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