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    Hi everyone its me again,
    I have a question I live in SW France in a rural area where tools etc are very hard to come by if you get my drift..you can buy cows and sheep but a good scroll saw..not a hope.
    However I have managed to buy a make a saw which I presume will mean nothing to you its called "Build Worker" it cuts really well and quick and I am really happy with it at the moment, it has pin blades, not a problem BUT it has no blade tension ability, is it possible that it does it automatically? as I say it cuts really well..you guys and gals must think I am a complete clown, but I just want to enjoy and I know you are the best lot of friends anywhere in cyberspace.
    Thanks for the advice
    Will

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    Will,
    We do not judge here so no we do not think you are a clown. if the saw cuts well I'm guessing it probably has a preset tension. Is there some sort of knob on the upper arm? Perhaps several pics so we can look it over for you? There are adapters available for some saws for pinless blades as well.

    If you need other help let us know....
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Will, welcome to the forum. Anxious to learn how your saw works without a way to apply tension. There must be some tension on the blade or it would not be able to saw. Keep us informed and good luck with it.
      Mick, - Delta P-20

      A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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      • #4
        Wyoung22, Would have a photo to share? Then we may have some ideas for you.

        And congrats for joining the group.

        dd

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        • #5
          A scroll saw without a tension sounds like a fixed arm saw, but if you can fit a blade into the holder, you would think there would be some type of tension just to allow that if not to tighten the blade down. Yes I would like to see a picture as well.

          With the great bunch of folks here on the forum, I'm very sure someone will be able to help you.....Welcome aboard!!
          Hawaiilad
          Larry

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