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    Recently I received an Excalibur. For the first 3 or 4 weeks it worked great. I like to cut 3-D patterns. Suddenly when I cut 2 X 2 stock the top blade holder strikes the wood. Is there an adjustment I can make the will increase the cutting stroke? Thank you.

  • #2
    Your arm worked down on you. When you cut thick wood, the clearance is pretty tight anyway. The back knob will move that arm back up.

    ------Randy
    "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
    website: http://www.coincutting.com

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    • #3
      Like Randy said. The arm should be parallel to the table Use the back knob to make it parallel.
      Denny
      ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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      • #4
        Here is the PDF of the Excalibur Manual -- http://www.general.ca/pdf/machines/e..._21_30_ENG.pdf . Look at the adjustment paragraph on the bottom of page 13.

        I notice that the manual no longer says the arm has to be perfectly parallel to the table, but that is how the rest of us were taught to adjust it by Ray Seymore. I think my old manual page says so, also. I have cut 2-inch thick material with no problem when the arm was parallel to the table.
        Tony

        My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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        • #5
          Anyone ever let their finger get between the top clamp/arm and the wood? Easy to do when cutting thick stuff, and can make you squeal for a bit.
          "Ever Striving, Never Arriving"
          website: http://www.coincutting.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hotshot View Post
            Anyone ever let their finger get between the top clamp/arm and the wood? Easy to do when cutting thick stuff, and can make you squeal for a bit.
            Hurts like @#$%&. That is one of the reasons I use a jig
            ​​​​​to hold the block when I compound cut.
            Last edited by NC Scroller; 07-03-2018, 01:47 PM.
            Scott
            Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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            • #7
              Welcome to the group OICUR12! Lots of helpful and very talented folks here. We would love to see pictures of what you are making.

              Scott ,You used a BIG. I havn't seen one of those in years .
              When I bought my last saw It was between the Hegner and the Hawk, the Hawk won because the Hegner bashed my finger, the Hawks design gives you much more room under the arm.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 Hawk, Delta SS350, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hotshot View Post
                Anyone ever let their finger get between the top clamp/arm and the wood? Easy to do when cutting thick stuff, and can make you squeal for a bit.
                I have been smacked by the knob on the blade holder. It amazing how fast I can move my hand and get my foot off the pedal when that happens.
                Jim
                When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                • #9
                  I have been smacked a few times, but now I have the fastest left arm on the east coast when it needs to be pulled back.
                  Betty

                  "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                  • #10
                    [QUOTE=Rolf;n858703
                    Scott ,You used a BIG. I havn't seen one of those in years .[/QUOTE]

                    It is the dang autocorrect on my Kindle. TBT I am a bad speller but not that bad.

                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      Thank you all for your kind help and suggestions on repositioning the are. Wonder haw it got out of alignment. Anyway, thanks for your help.

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                      • #12
                        You don’t use that back knob for tensioning the blade. That was a lesson I learned

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