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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 07-22-2014 02:27 AM 483 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2014 02:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ryobi sc162vs idiot scroll saw

Bought a cheap-o Ryobi SC162VS for dirt cheap on craigslist last year. Today is the first time I’ve wanted to use it. Not really into scroll saws, I don’t even know if what I bought was complete, but I thought – what the heck, it was only $15.

Am I missing something to keep the blade in there, because I cannot figure out how to lock it in. I’ve got pinless blades, do I need pinned blades? Here’s the top and bottom connectors:


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#1 posted 07-22-2014 02:32 AM

Looks like your missing the screw that you tighten to keep the blades in

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 02:35 AM

Most of the parts are obsolete so it’s gonna be a chore finding replacement parts I think.

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 02:38 AM

That’s what I thought. Is there a screw for the top and bottom? If I took the picture from the other side you could see the holes, I’m guessing that’s where they go. Did they use a common size, or is this a specialty item?

edit – just saw your second answer, CD. Ugh. Thanks, though.

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 04:20 AM

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 06:58 AM

The screws are most likely a “common size,” but nowadays that can mean s.a.e. or metric. Any good hardware should have them, but metric thumscrews (if that is what would work best) may be harder to find.

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 10:01 AM

I think you can find that screw at http://manuals.ryobitools.com/

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 11:30 AM

Yes, there is a blade mount for the top and below the table. Try cap head screws, probably metric if you have the blade mounts already there and they are tapped for a set screw. If not, it probably takes pin end blades. Good luck finding any other spare parts if the Ryobi tool is more than 7 years or so old. I have a Ryobi 6” bench top jointer that you can’t get knives for anymore. Grinding and sharpening make them too short, since they are index mounts They cycled and discontinued tools quite a bit before they became the “house tool” line for one of the big box stores. . I hope you have good luck with your scroll saw. They are really fun to use and create things with. I don’t use mine often, but every time I do, I wonder why I don’t scroll saw more often.

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 11:49 AM

That specific model takes bit pin and painless blades

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#9 posted 07-22-2014 01:56 PM

here’s some pix of my Ryobi Sc-160.
It takes pinned blades, as yours probably does.
Reach around back and loosen the blade tension knob.
My blade mounts to the stamped steel slots, yours appear to be cast.
Blade installs just as if you were installing a blade to a coping saw.
There’s no screws involved; blade is put in without tools.
Then re-tension it. Hope this helps….

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 07:04 PM

Indeed – got some pinned blades, all I had was pinless.
Mine doesn’t have a knob in the back, but a lever up top.
Working, thanks.

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 01:38 AM

Yes, by the looks of the casting, it uses pin type blades. Release the tension lever on top, install your blade in the bottom first, then into the casting on top. Tighten your tension lever to the needed tension, and you should be set to go. As already stated, it is going to be all but impossible to find replacement parts for it.

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