No announcement yet.

Excalibur Ex30 - rattling?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Excalibur Ex30 - rattling?

    Hi All,

    I'm back on the saw properly at last.

    So as you guessed, it's the Excalibur Ex30, and a rattle has developed - or has it? I'm sure there's a new ticking noise at the blade end, and that it's been intermittent, but now is permanent. It's not loud. I use the saw at 1/4 speed.

    Am I imagining it? I can't find any info on this. I've oiled the bearings.

    Any thoughts or experiences or knowledge on this?

    Many thanks for anything.


  • #2
    Had a strange rattle in my EX16 yesterday. Traced it to something simple, the table had two loose screws. Tightened the screws and is as good as new. My advice is to tighten everything if you haven't already. Good luck, Doug
    Taking It Real Easy

    Doug's Wood Puzzles and Gallery


    • #3
      We need to oil something on the ex's? I have the 21". I had a similar noise develop on my 21" and it too was the bolts holding the table had come loose. I used some blue loctite and tightened things down and all is well.
      "Still Montana Mike"

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


      • #4
        I find that I get a small noise every once in a while on my EX30 and it has been the bottom blade holder letting the blade slip slightly and it loosens the tension a tad bit. After tightening the blade holder and adjusting the tension back it purrs. Steve
        If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
        My Gallery
        [email protected]


        • #5
          Hi, I have an ex 21 and am having an awful time with my blade bouncing around. I have tried adjusting everything I can. Any thoughts?


          • #6
            If I were you I'd contact Ray at and ask his advice.

            Check your pm's.
            "Still Montana Mike"

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


            • #7
              Doug and Mike,

              My saw sits on its plywood transport base, atop various sponges and things to dull the vibration into the floor (I'm on the 3rd floor in a block). Believe it or not, it works just fine.
              But I can definitely hear the rattle is from somewhere at the blade end, and now something is going on inside the top arm itself.
              I have decided to train myself to ignore it because my mechanic in England always told me to stop worrying about the noises in my van, just wait until something goes wrong.

              Mike, do you mean that there is nothing that should be oiled on an Ex?
              What's a pm? (apart from an afternoon)

              I can tell you for sure, the blades aren't coming loose.

              Can you give us more exact details about what your blades do?

              Many thanks All,



              • #8
                Karsten, a PM is a Private message. I am unaware of oiling points on my ex21. I have sent an e-mail ray for clarification.
                "Still Montana Mike"

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


                • #9
                  Here is Rays response.

                  NO oiling. The bearings are permanently lubricated with grease and oil would dilute and destroy the grease.
                  Ray Seymore
                  SEYCO, "The Scroll Saw Specialists", INC.
                  "Still Montana Mike"

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


                  • #10
                    Είναι περιοχή ακτίνων και μπορείτε Emil αυτός να υποβάλετε την ερώτηση για το πριόνι σας. Είναι πραγματικό συμπαθητικό πρόσωπο και θα βοηθήσει ό, τι μπορεί. Πωλεί το πριόνι Excalibur. Είναι πολύ καλός στην εργασία του.


                    • #11
                      I agree with Walnut, I think?????? ( its all Greek to me) He mentioned Seyco.Com, you cant go wrong..
                      Last edited by Pajaro; 10-01-2011, 12:49 AM.

                      Excalibur EX-21 fanatic
                      One of the Chosen few

                      "The Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated......I am retired!!!!!!!".


                      • #12
                        Yeah what Walnut said....HUH?
                        "Still Montana Mike"

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


                        • #13
                          Many thanks Mike for your help :-)

                          So it looks like I am in the process of destrying the grease in my bearings. Maybe soon I will lose them?

                          The rattlings are increasing and spreading into the top arm. I'm starting to wonder that it might be because I use a low blade tension.

                          Anyway, I will make the time to contact Ray at Seyco.

                          This is what Walnut said according to Google Translate:

                          Ray region is Emil and you can submit this question for your saw. He's real nice person and will help everything. Sells saw Excalibur. He is very good at his work.

                          I'll be back.



                          • #14
                            My latest observation seems to indicate that the rattlings are because I use a lower than standard blade tension, and because of the length of the arm and the speeds involved, the top rod undergoes some kind of flexing, resulting in little knockings.

                            TK Handmade Jigsaw Puzzles


                            • #15
                              The rattling is is getting worse. It's intermittent. Sometimes it's downright scary. I'm still sure it's because of the lower blade tension - but this is unavoidable with the thinner blades. By yours' silence I can see I am the only scroller in the whole wide world who has this problem. This does not surprise me.



                              Unconfigured Ad Widget


                              Latest Topics


                              • tgiro01
                                Reply to My lucky day!
                                by tgiro01
                                Connie & I got our first shot a couple weeks ago. Scheduled for the 10th for the second one.
                                Today, 09:40 PM
                              • planeur
                                Reply to Another Mid-Michigan Scroller
                                by planeur
                                Nice pieces, well done , I like that kind of bowls.

                                Today, 05:56 PM
                              • Misouri Wayne
                                Reply to My puffin coming home....
                                by Misouri Wayne
                                Nice combination of different art forms.
                                Thanks for sharing.
                                Today, 05:02 PM
                              • Quartz43
                                Reply to My lucky day!
                                by Quartz43
                                My wife and I got the Moderna vaccine with our second shot last week. We had no reaction after the first shot but both of us had some body and fatigue for two days after the 2nd dose.
                                Today, 04:44 PM
                              • JeffieK
                                Reply to My lucky day!
                                by JeffieK
                                Here in Mid-Michigan, my wife & I (both 65) got our first shot - the Pfizer one - last Sunday; with our second one scheduled for March 21st. Both of us were a little fatigued that evening... went to be early. Next day, just had a sore arm where we received the shot. Hope it's that way with the second...
                                Today, 03:49 PM