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I bought a older used scroll saw and it's missing the blade mounting fixture. Does the Scroll Saw Quick Clamp Upgrade replace the function of the blade mounting fixture?

Thanks,
Eric

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P89DC wrote:I bought a older used scroll saw and it's missing the blade mounting fixture. Does the Scroll Saw Quick Clamp Upgrade replace the function of the blade mounting fixture?

Thanks,
Eric


IIUC, the Upgrade eliminates the need for the fixture. The blade clamps are no longer used.

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Thanks, I have it on order. Scroll saws are a little more complicated compared to the old jigsaw! I'm climbing up the learning curve....

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P89DC wrote:Thanks, I have it on order. Scroll saws are a little more complicated compared to the old jigsaw! I'm climbing up the learning curve....


FWIW, the blade mounting 'fixture' is a bit of a bachelor item. Only bachelors have the time to devote to using it.

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JPG wrote:FWIW, the blade mounting 'fixture' is a bit of a bachelor item. Only bachelors have the time to devote to using it.

Sheesh, what does this mean and how does it help?

Just to put some facts into the discussion in case someone comes along and has the same question:
Older scroll saws have an archaic blade mounting systems with a support post behind the blade. I found it impossible to make this blade mounting system work correctly.

I purchased the upgrade kit and all is well. There isn't any post behind the blade and the quick release fixtures work well and allows repeatable tension settings. If you look at modern scroll saws you'll see they are the same as the newer Shopsmith scroll saw, no post behind the blade.

If you have an older scroll saw with the allen head blade attachments and the post behind the blade do yourself a favor and spend the money on the upgrade kit.

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P89DC wrote:
JPG wrote:FWIW, the blade mounting 'fixture' is a bit of a bachelor item. Only bachelors have the time to devote to using it.

Sheesh, what does this mean and how does it help?

Just to put some facts into the discussion in case someone comes along and has the same question:
Older scroll saws have an archaic blade mounting systems with a support post behind the blade. I found it impossible to make this blade mounting system work correctly.

I purchased the upgrade kit and all is well. There isn't any post behind the blade and the quick release fixtures work well and allows repeatable tension settings. If you look at modern scroll saws you'll see they are the same as the newer Shopsmith scroll saw, no post behind the blade.

If you have an older scroll saw with the allen head blade attachments and the post behind the blade do yourself a favor and spend the money on the upgrade kit.


I think you just answered your question! :D


BTW it can work. It is not automatic however and is fraught with opportunity for frustration.(ya gotta be smarter than the hardware :) )

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JPG wrote:
P89DC wrote:
JPG wrote:FWIW, the blade mounting 'fixture' is a bit of a bachelor item. Only bachelors have the time to devote to using it.

Sheesh, what does this mean and how does it help?

Just to put some facts into the discussion in case someone comes along and has the same question:
Older scroll saws have an archaic blade mounting systems with a support post behind the blade. I found it impossible to make this blade mounting system work correctly.

I purchased the upgrade kit and all is well. There isn't any post behind the blade and the quick release fixtures work well and allows repeatable tension settings. If you look at modern scroll saws you'll see they are the same as the newer Shopsmith scroll saw, no post behind the blade.

If you have an older scroll saw with the allen head blade attachments and the post behind the blade do yourself a favor and spend the money on the upgrade kit.


I think you just answered your question! :D


BTW it can work. It is not automatic however and is fraught with opportunity for frustration.(ya gotta be smarter than the hardware :) )
Why so much condescension?

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Skizzity wrote:
JPG wrote:
P89DC wrote:Sheesh, what does this mean and how does it help?

Just to put some facts into the discussion in case someone comes along and has the same question:
Older scroll saws have an archaic blade mounting systems with a support post behind the blade. I found it impossible to make this blade mounting system work correctly.

I purchased the upgrade kit and all is well. There isn't any post behind the blade and the quick release fixtures work well and allows repeatable tension settings. If you look at modern scroll saws you'll see they are the same as the newer Shopsmith scroll saw, no post behind the blade.

If you have an older scroll saw with the allen head blade attachments and the post behind the blade do yourself a favor and spend the money on the upgrade kit.


I think you just answered your question! :D


BTW it can work. It is not automatic however and is fraught with opportunity for frustration.(ya gotta be smarter than the hardware :) )
Why so much condescension?


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Excess sensitivity leads to mis understanding of intent.


BTW I do agree with P89DC re inadequacy of my bachelor comment. He greatly elaborated his perception of it.

I do not agree that the older mounting was inadequate, but it is a PITA.

Yes the hardware comment was harsh, but not intended to be directed only to him. We all fight it at times and it was directed to me as well.

P.S. Do pay attention to those silly emoticons. The reveal intent. :D is good natured.

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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