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  • Hello from Minneapolis

    Hello -

    I've been lurking for a few weeks, and decided to join today.

    First of all, thank you everyone for helping me so far. The "hive mind" here was very effective, through your conversations, in guiding me toward some good decisions. Based on your input, I purchased a DeWalt AND made sure that the blade was aligned correctly right away. I also used your input to purchase some good beginner books, pick up the ScrollSaw magazine, find some free pattern sites, buy the right blades, watch the video's on Rick's scrollsaw site and countless other things. I am in your debt.

    Secondly, I am so happy to find a hobby as rewarding as scrolling has been for me so far. I am a recovering workaholic, and I fear I was getting "underfoot" around the house. Scrolling gives me a great outlet for my "control freak" tendencies while giving my wife the space she craves. :-)

    Lastly, I just have to say "Hurray, Brett Favre is going to play one more year!!!!" As you may tell from my username, if not from my geography, I am a diehard Packer fan, and between my DeWalt and the great Packer news, I have been in heaven despite the sub-zero temperatures up here.

    Take care, everyone, and thank you again.

    Scrolling with a Dewalt 788 in a 50 degree workshop.

  • #2
    Welcome to the board!

    I'm sure you'll fit right in. Remember, we LIKE pictures so post some of your work!
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt


    • #3
      Finally, another scroller from MN. I was in your town just last weekend. I have a daughter and son inlaw that live in Plymouth. I was on Medicine lake for a couple hours. Of course, no fish. Glad to see you here. I hope you enjoy your stay.

      Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


      • #4
        Welcome to the family. Steve
        If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
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        • #5
          Welcome to the board.

          Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


          • #6
            Welcome to a great forum.

            Delta P-20 & Q-3

            I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


            • #7
              Welcome to the group I am a die hard Viking's fan , which is a job all by itself !
              DW788 and Hawk 226

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


              • #8
                Welcome aboard. A cheesehead by heart instead of by location. Its ok, We cant all be living in WI, they wouldnt know what to do with that much tax money. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws


                • #9
                  Hi Packer Scroller and welcome to the forum.


                  • #10
                    Welcome to the group
                    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
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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.

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                    • Sandy Oaks
                      Reply to Frustrated
                      by Sandy Oaks
                      Blade slippage is a function of the blade clamp holder and or the set screw and thumb screw with swivel.
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                      Tricia what saw do you have? Does the blade slip or it just won’t tighten?
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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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