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    The blade holder broke on my Hawk!!!! AAAAAAaaaaaaaaa.
    I was having a good time cutting pendents and the plastic, (should be metal), clip that holds the bottom blade holder broke. NOT FUN.
    I emailed Hawk just now seeing if they have the upgrade to convert my saw to top loading or if I have to just order the clip.
    It would be really great if I could get a kit to change to top loading. Old folks sometimes have trouble bending over to look under the project to insert the blade from below. sometimes.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

  • #2
    Already received an answer!!!!!
    No conversion kit but I ordered two of the clips.
    Parts will be in the mail right away.
    Now THAT is good service!
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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    • #3
      Glad to here you got fast service. The ability to top or bottom feed is what I like about the Hawk G4 that was a great change.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, 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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      • #4
        Stephan, I believe the new clips are metal. Guess you'll know soon.
        John

        Excalibur EX21
        RBI Hawk G4

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        • #5
          How I wish that were true John. I asked about that and they only have the plastic. They have no plans for making metal ones.
          Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



          StephenD


          The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
          Desert Woodcrafters
          Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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          • #6
            Ok That is wierd because I just got a new clip for my G4 and it is metal? post a picture of the clip if you can. It may be different from what is on my saw.
            Rolf
            RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, 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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            • #7
              OK Rolf. As soon as it arrives I will get a snap of it and post.
              Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



              StephenD


              The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
              Desert Woodcrafters
              Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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              • #8
                Rolf, here is a photo of the part. I ordered two in case it breaks again. I'm going to tape the second one to the bottom of the saw so I don't loose it.
                The pen is there to show the size of the parts.
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                Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                StephenD


                The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                Desert Woodcrafters
                Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                • #9
                  That is completely different from the G4 setup.
                  Your bottom clamp is the barrel type right?
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, 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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                  • #10
                    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! I cut a little yesterday and broke the same part. It was NEW!!!! Cripes. Glad I ordered two.
                    I'm going to call them tomorrow and fuss a bit with them.
                    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                    StephenD


                    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                    Desert Woodcrafters
                    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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                    • #11
                      I had a Hawk for two weeks once. I sent it back. Was a brand new model at the time (six years ago?) and had problems.
                      Mark Abbett
                      DW788

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                      • #12
                        I sent an email to them over a week ago and have not heard back. They never answer their phone. Are they still in business?

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                        • #13
                          I wonder what is stressing the part? all of the force should be on the lower arm not on the clip. All it does is keep the clamp in place.
                          Rolf
                          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, 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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                          • #14
                            Yup Rolf. That is a puzzler to me too. The new one that failed broke at the screw hole. I'm thinking it was defective right there. The second new one is doing well. I am taking a lot of care when I change the blade. Minimum stress on the lil clip thing.
                            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                            StephenD


                            The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                            Desert Woodcrafters
                            Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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