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bandit571

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06-16-2014 12:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question scrollsaw blade

Never have had a scrollsaw. Past weekend, stumbled over one. ASked the price from the person running the Yard sale…...” $10”

Ok, gave her the ten spot, and picked up a surpricingly HEAVY scrollsaw. It still had a blade in it, too. Table was brown coloured….from rust. Palm sander and some 22o grit got it clened up and shiny. Plugged it in, flipped the switch…...it ran like new. I had just sitting on my workbench loosely, Saw never even tried to move around.


Now, all that being said, what can anyone tell me about a Craftsman 13” scrollsaw, with a tilting table, that uses pin type blades. Never have had one before, need to find out what I can about it.

Pictures would help, right?

Sitting with the rest of the Yard Sale booty

with it’s cast iron base sitting on my bench

Since this didn’t have a manual, what size of blades do I look for? This uses the ones with pins, like a coping saw. Hey for $10 and it runs?????

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 06-16-2014 01:11 AM

I don’t have any real experience with scrollsaws or scrolling, so all I can offer is….
You may be able to do an internet search for the manual.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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S4S

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 01:39 AM

Use the same length blade that is in the saw now . More TPI for thinner wood . Less TPI for thicker wood , just
like the coping saw ,.....you know the drill . Nice price for a starter saw , ...have fun .

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TheDane

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#3 posted 06-16-2014 01:42 AM

bandit571—For blades, just head to your local big box, and buy standard pinned scroll saw blades (they will probably be selling Olson blades).

They will likely have several to choose from, depending on the material you are going to cut and the finish you expect.

-- 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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Buckethead

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#4 posted 06-16-2014 01:56 AM

That’s a nice ten dollar scroll saw!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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Sawdustmaker115

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#5 posted 06-16-2014 06:24 AM

Can you tell what the make and model is and ill look it up for you, i think the standard legth of blade for scrollsaws are around 5” if you have any questions on were to get them or what size to get i can help you and i have loads of pattern s so if your looking for some simple starter patters i think i can help you out. Here's http://www.dndsawbladesonline.com/ were i buy all my scroll blades

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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jerrells

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#6 posted 06-16-2014 12:34 PM

The only thing about a saw that required pin type blades is that you will need to drill a little larger blade entry holds for inside cuts.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 06-16-2014 11:55 PM

I had another thought…
OK, I had A thought!!!

However, without a model number I can’t research it….
There may be a way to convert this saw to use a “pinless” blade.
I’ve heard of it being done, but not sure if it is applicable to your saw.

Just a thought….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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bandit571

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#8 posted 06-17-2014 12:41 AM

model number: 113.236270

Sears Craftsman Direct drive 13’’ tilting table scrollsaw.

Tried it out a bit tonight. Cutting some corner blocks for a table build. This thing is tough to follow a line with, nothing to blow away the sawdust to see the lines. Have to really hold the piece down, as it wants to hop around a bit. Might be a dull blade, might be too thick aboard. 5/8” thick Poplar

This might be interesting….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Jim Finn

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#9 posted 06-17-2014 02:11 AM

If the wood jumps up a lot you may have the blade in up-side-down. Some downward pressure is required on most scroll saws though. There are conversion kits to change to pinless blades. I strongly suggest you do this. Most blades in use today are pinless blades and they are better and cheaper. Wondering off the cut line can be caused by not enough tension on the blade. You should hear a “ping” when you pluck a properly tensioned scroll saw blade.

-- In God We Trust

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 06-17-2014 02:19 AM

I just got one of those recently. For free. They even gave me one of those crap buck brothers smoothing planes just to get me to take the scroll saw. Sorry about stealing your thunder.

(I am a horrible liar :)

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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S4S

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#11 posted 06-17-2014 02:54 AM

Looks like you are up and running , ....way to go bandit !

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 06-17-2014 03:47 AM

I tried to find the manual online….NO luck! ;^(
eRplacementparts does have parts though, that’s promising! ;^)
Conversion kit, for a 16” saw is $20.00 to $30.00, Hmmm saw = $10.00! %^{

Try out this saw, with new sharp blades….
It may serve your needs. If not….UPGRADE!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 06-17-2014 06:31 PM

For that price, and it runs … what a deal!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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PaulDoug

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#14 posted 06-17-2014 07:03 PM

One if the hardest things to do on a scroll saw is cut a straight line. Not really what they are designed for.

For something to blow the dust as you cut get a pretty cheap aquarium air pump and some flexible hose.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 06-17-2014 07:08 PM

Yes I too understand you can alter it to take pinless blades which are as I understand it also are usually preferable.I wish you a lot of fun with your newest addition to your woodshop.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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