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  • Need some help with my 788, please

    I'm posting under the "General" heading in hopes more folks will read this.

    My air nozzle cracked at the end, where it attaches to the saw. We removed the cracked section, but trying to securely reattach the nozzle has not been a success. I can get it pushed on snug enough for a while, but then it falls off.

    I've been fighting this for several months and I'm sooooo tired of it.

    There has to be a slick trick to get that pushed all the way so it snaps back on, but I sure don't know what it is.

    Help!

    Nancy in AZ
    A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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    Nancy:
    No experience in this problem, but judging from 788, it seems you should be able to heat the nozzle section in hot-not boiling- water and make it expand/become pliable enough to get it snapped on. Then set it with an ice cube.

    Again, no promises, just an idea
    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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    • #3
      That is what I would do!
      Dan in So.Ca.

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      • #4
        Alrighty then, I am going to try the hot hot hot water idea right now.............
        Nancy in AZ
        A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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        • #5
          When all else fails. ............ Super glue or an aquarium air pump.
          I melted mine off with my magnifier light bulb.
          May the wind at you back .....
          Not be from Lunch.

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          • #6
            progress!

            Yippe, the hot hot hot water was a good suggestion....I managed to push the plastic end onto the outlet far enough that it stays in place when I reposition the nozzle. It isn't 100% all the way onto the outlet, due to my lack of strength to push harder, but it's 95% on and stuck pretty securely.

            Later on, I might try to get it pushed on the outlet all the way, with some help from my strong son!

            THANKS!!
            Nancy in AZ
            A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by oily View Post
              When all else fails. ............ Super glue or an aquarium air pump.
              I melted mine off with my magnifier light bulb.
              I've thought about using some clear tubing and just pushing onto the outlet and then hanging it somehow.

              Sorry your melted!

              Nancy in AZ
              A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!

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              • #8
                Nanc when mine fell off I used a hair dryer to get it warm enough to push in......just in case you run out of water...... Whatever works is sweeeeeet.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  I used a hair dryer as well. Glad you have it partially solved.
                  "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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