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    Hi evreyone. I've been lurking and reading all the posts and this looks like a super forum for scrollers. I am a retired firefighter, and have dabbled in woodworking (in one form or another ) for many years. I bought a used saw this week, decided to see how addicted I get before committing big bucks on a new one. I bought a RBI hawk 220, made in the mid to late eighties. It only has an on-off switch, but underneath it looks like you can change the belt to two different positions. I checked the Hawk web site and it looks like I can download a PDF manual , once I figure out which one I need. I talked to Mike and ordered the sample pack of FD blades to get me started, plus the book he reccomended. That about covers where I'm at right now, many questions to follow I'm sure !
    Larry


    Dewalt 788 Owner "I love wood , with or without Mandolin strings"

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    Hello Snkysnake, Welcome aboard our forum. That Hawk should service you well. As for questions just ask away. If you add your name some of us might even use it. Steve
    If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
    My Gallery
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum. Best place around.
      Dragon
      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
      Owner of a Dewalt 788
      PuffityDragon on AFSP

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      • #4
        welcome to the site snake
        kevin/pitbull.

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        • #5
          Welcome to the forum. I have only been on it for a month, and I have learned so much from the good folks here. You have a great saw to start out with. I just got a Hawk 220 my self but it is variable speed. For the most part I just leave it at one speed and rarely change it. One thing that does help is a foot control so it can quickly be stopped if a blade breaks or comes out of the holders. Ask any questions you may have and you will get a lot of good answers and suggestions, the people on this forum are so helpful.
          Bill

          I have an RBI Hawk 220-3 VS

          Visit my Gallery
          and website www.billswoodntreasures.com

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          • #6
            Thanks

            Thanks for the welcome everyone , it's good to be here. A foot switch is the next thing on the list. That new Hawk 220 sure looks good, and the sale is awesome, but the wife was looking at a new T.V. this week , and the LCD gods won! I did all right on my e- bay saw tho, $200 for a saw in good condition, just no owners manual. I will probably post a question elsewhere on this forum and see if someone can positivly I.D. my saw , so I can download the right owners manual. Thanks again for the welcome, BTW the names Larry .
            Larry


            Dewalt 788 Owner "I love wood , with or without Mandolin strings"

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            • #7
              Hi Larry, and welcome again. If you can get that info up about that saw I am sure there are some people here that can help you I.D. it. Steve
              If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
              My Gallery
              [email protected]

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              • #8
                Larry, congrats on the saw purchase. Im sure with a little searching online, you will be able to locate a pattern to make a portrait for your neighbor to the west of you! Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  Hi Larry and welcome. We have a few other folks here from California. What part do you hail from??
                  Chuck D


                  When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                  Jean De La Bruyere...

                  l
                  Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the welcome guys, I am from the high desert , about 90 miles east of Bakersfield. I think I got the saw figured out , I downloaded a manual, ordered some new blade holders and belts, and have a book in the mail on the basics. BTW , the saw is an oldie butr goodie , circa 1985 -1988 It runs great and seems to cut good too. LArry
                    Larry


                    Dewalt 788 Owner "I love wood , with or without Mandolin strings"

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                    • #11
                      welcome to the forum..
                      http://www.cabincraft.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        Hi and welcome Larry. I too am from calif. southern. high deasert. say maybe we are neibors. mmmmm. cool. sorry I don't have any emput on your saw. but bet you will do well with it. Evie

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to a great group Larry. You won't find more knowledgeable or personable people anywhere !
                          ...enjoy
                          ...~Robert~
                          DW788 and Hawk 226

                          " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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                          • #14
                            Welcome aboard Larry I am new also a lot of great people here.

                            Lou
                            Lou

                            Craftsman 18 in.Variable Speed Scroll Saw-21609

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                            • #15
                              Hey Larry and welcome to the group. There is a ton of information here at your finger tips. All you have to do is ask.
                              Scott
                              Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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