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    Hello all,
    I'm new to Scroll sawer but have been using my saw (Delta DW 788 20") for a few years and have had other S.S's.
    My saw is making a chatter when sawing, blade tight, and the tension is set for the type blade I'm using. I am cutting 5/8 pine and while cutting I get a chatter like there are teeth missing on the blade, but it is ok.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Melena

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    You are certain the blade is in the right way? Not upside down? Some blades with a skip tooth or skip reverse set can do that, especially in pine.

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    • #3
      Melena, welcome & sounds like you might have more than one thing that could cause the chatter. One- The wood piece being cut could be jumping. 2 - the blade may be dull causing it to do that. 3. - Loose bolts or screws inside or around the blade clamps. I have had a clatter sound, even when I hold the work piece down tight. That's due to the kind of wood (hardwood) & sometimes a dull blade. It's hard to know unless we can here it for ourselves. Hope it isn't anything to worry about. Good Luck


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