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  • Rolf
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    What model Craftsman! Without that information we can't look up the saw and what type of clamp it has.

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  • NC Scroller
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    I am guessing that your clamps have probably spread due to usage. I am not aware of any aftermarket clamps that fit your saw. Did you look at ereplacementparts.com to see if they sell clamps for your model? Sorry I could not be of more help.

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  • Daddy's scroller
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    I have a craftsman saw. The blade just slips out.

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  • Daddy's scroller
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    Originally posted by cwmagee View Post
    Have you tried to rough up the thumb screws tips? How old are the blade clamps? may be time to replaced them.
    No. I haven't tried that yet

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  • Chance13
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    Originally posted by markdavd View Post
    When a blade slips out, the tendency is to tighten it more. Make sure you haven't over-tightened the clamp forcing the sides apart. Most OEM clamps are made from soft aluminum so once it starts they will continue spreading and it will be near-impossible to keep the blades in place.

    I've learned by experience that if this is what's happening only real option is to replace the clamps, I would suggest the Pegas replacement clamps made from aircraft aluminum that is nearly impossible to bend.
    I put those on my 20" Dewalt a couple years ago. Big improvement from the one Dewalt had.

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  • Rolf
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    We need to know what saw you are using, as they have different clamps.

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  • markdavd
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    When a blade slips out, the tendency is to tighten it more. Make sure you haven't over-tightened the clamp forcing the sides apart. Most OEM clamps are made from soft aluminum so once it starts they will continue spreading and it will be near-impossible to keep the blades in place.

    I've learned by experience that if this is what's happening only real option is to replace the clamps, I would suggest the Pegas replacement clamps made from aircraft aluminum that is nearly impossible to bend.

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  • Sandy Oaks
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    Blade slippage is a function of the blade clamp holder and or the set screw and thumb screw with swivel.

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  • NC Scroller
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    Tricia what saw do you have? Does the blade slip or it just won’t tighten?

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  • wjbclocks1
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    Are yoou sure that your not puting the blades to far up in the top clamps,. ( l learned thst the hard way)

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  • cwmagee
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    Have you tried to rough up the thumb screws tips? How old are the blade clamps? may be time to replaced them.

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  • Daddy's scroller
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    Frustrated

    I have spent 2 days trying to cut a project on my scrollsaw with no luck. I can't keep the bottom of the blade in place. I have sanded the end an everything I can think to do. But no luck.

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