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    I purchased a user rbi Hawk 226-m scroll saw that needs the tension spring in the back. The manufacturer is currently out of them. Can anyone give me info as to the size or specs of the spring that's used on this saw?

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    Hi Bob What is the serial number on the saw that will give me a better idea on what you need.. In the mean time I will measure what is on my Hawk G4 26
    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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    • #3
      Hi Rolf. Thanks for responding. The serial # is 0455

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      • #4
        I'm also trying to find a replacement motor for the saw. I can't find any info on the motors voltage, H.P. etc. I don't have the original motor. This Model 226-M looks like and older Model

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        • #5
          The manual for this saw is on Bushtons web site


          You can find a suitable spring from Mc Master Carr This would probably work.https://www.mcmaster.com/springs/spr...imum-load~7-5/

          But It would investigate about the motor first I would see no point in repairing this saw without having the correct motor.
          Have you asked Bushton about the motor?
          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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          • #6
            Thanks for the info about the spring. I do have the manual for the saw that came with it when I bought it. I have contacted Bushton about the motor. I specifically asked, "I may need to replace the AC motor that came with the saw when I purchased it.What motor should I use to replace it?​" Their response was, "You would need to replace it with another AC motor, which can be found online. Most aren’t horribly expensive." I've also asked them what the original motor's H.P, voltage, and rpm was, but they won't give me an answer. I can't find this info anywhere on line. If I use an AC motor on the saw I believe I will loose the variable speed functionality that the saw has.

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            • #7
              Is there any way to determine how old my saw is?

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              • #8
                Looking at the manual It does not have the tension quick release on the upper arm. so certainly it is before 2005 as my G4 has the quick release. I am thinking early 90's on the age.
                Do a google search hawk scroll saw history there is some discussion on the ssvillage site about the older Hawks.
                Bushton bought the Hawk brand in 2009. I am pleasantly surprised that they have supported the older models as much as they have. Especially since some of the parts not manufactured by them are probably no longer available.
                Have tried to find a local electric motor repair shop?
                Last edited by Rolf; 01-27-2023, 08:12 AM.
                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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                • #9
                  I don't actually have the original motor that came with the saw. From what I can gather it was an 1140 rpm DC motor. The motor that came with the saw when I bought it is an AC 1/3 H.P 1725 rpm 60 HZ. 115 V. I asked Bushton for the specs. on the original motor but they won't, or can't tell me. I don't know why. I'm attaching pictures of the variable speed controller on the saw. I think it can only work with a DC motor. Unfortunately I don't know a lot about AC vs DC motors. I may have to take a crash course on them.
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                  • #10
                    Rolf, What is the voltage, H.P., and rpm on the motor on your G4?

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                    • #11
                      I had to replace the motor on my Hawk that we purchased new in 2002. I just called up Hawk & they had me send them my motor the power switch. He needed to collaborate the new motor and to my power switch. The new motor was sent back with in the week. I did this back in 2018 and it was a little over $200. He did give me a little discount for the old motor. Since I have always owned this saw, I knew how it was used and maintained, so I knew that my saw was worth rebuilding. Yep I did do lots of scrolling, so I simply wore out the old motor. The rest of the saw is in good condition.

                      Good luck on getting you saw up and running. Hawk is a great saw!!!
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                      • #12
                        Hi Tango. What model scroll saw do you have? I know the model I bought used is a 226-M. I can't find any information on it because it'd so old. Right now I'm trying to determine the H.P. of the motor used to run these scroll saws. Can you look on yours to see what H.P. voltage, and rpm the motor is? I clicked on the link for your website but got an Error message. Did you type it in incorrectly? Thanks

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