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Forum topic by BrianA posted 12-30-2011 04:27 AM 1243 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2011 04:27 AM

I am changing the upper blade holder on my Makita scroll saw. They are held on with a “roll pin” Hollow pin made of a short length of flat rolled into a hollow pin.

Removal is my question. How to push the pin out.

Probably not a good description but….


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#1 posted 12-30-2011 05:01 AM

Brian, I’d just use a punch. If you want to, you can buy or make a roll pin punch
They look like this.

A chain tool for a bicycle might work too. -Jack

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 05:38 PM

In the past I used an old drill bit for a punch, until I realized how much a woodworker needed a set of roll pin punches. I’ve had to make this same repair myself and the pin comes out easy with a punch.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 05:40 PM

u an alo use a nailse too

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 05:48 PM

I think I need to unbolt the saw from the stand and lay it on it’s side. I was uncomfortable hitting the nail I cut and flattened very hard in the unsupported upright position. I did not want to hit the arm too hard. The chain removal tool was also a thought but the saw’s arm is too thick to use mine. I assume the punch needs to fit out side of the pin’s hole and smaller than the hole the pin fits into.


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