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    Hello all,

    I have a question regarding Pin end blades.

    The saw I am currently using is rather old and will only take pin end blades. I ran into an issue last night were some smaller detail areas were just too small for hole I am required to drill to fit the blade through. I am looking for a reasonable starter saw that will take regular blades but with my budget right now it may be a while before I find one that fits my price range.

    Has anyone else had this issue? and how did you fix it?

    Also is there any way to change or alter the saw so it will take pin-less blades?

    Or am I going to have to stick to some of the less detail work for now?
    Last edited by Dave J; 06-13-2012, 10:36 AM.

    I'm multi-talented: I can talk and piss you off at the same time


  • #2
    Where are you located?
    What type of saw is it?

    There are after market adapters which will accept both blades pinned and pinless.
    You can also knock the pin out and replace it by using a small hammer and a hard surface to lay the pin end over or a small hole drilled into a piece of hardwood. Takes a little while but you cna prepare several blades in advance.
    "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
      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
      Where are you located?
      What type of saw is it?

      There are after market adapters which will accept both blades pinned and pinless.
      You can also knock the pin out and replace it by using a small hammer and a hard surface to lay the pin end over or a small hole drilled into a piece of hardwood. Takes a little while but you cna prepare several blades in advance.
      I am located in Newfoundland.

      The saw is a old mastercraft 13". I know its not a very good saw. There is a lot of movement in the blade and it only has 1 speed. There is a picture of it here I am looking for a new saw but my budget is pretty low right now and I don't want to buy something that's going to just as bad as what I have.

      One other issue is that the blade doesn't lock into the top or bottom. It is held in place by tension only, so when I thread the blade through a new hole I have to fish it back onto the bottom holder again.

      I'm multi-talented: I can talk and piss you off at the same time

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      • #4
        Dave

        Give Frank a call he might have something that will work on your saw. Here is the link Scroll Saw Retrofit Items
        Tim

        In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

        I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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        • #5
          Thanks evilbadger. I looked at the site but I don't want to spend any money on this saw. almost anything I buy will be worth more then the saw itself. I am hoping to get a new one within the next few weeks. Until then I will stick to bigger projects with less detail or do as Mike suggested and remove the pins. Thanks for the suggestion thought, didn't know you could buy these.

          I'm multi-talented: I can talk and piss you off at the same time

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