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This is a small vibration saw that has been loaned to the hackspace by Charles Seber. He's an excellent artist, woodworker and grower. [http://smallworldstratfordvillage.co.uk/5um/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=1&Itemid=4&limitstart=12]
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I've laser-cut a few things for him, and when he heard that the laser was out of action, he loaned us this saw. Please look after it.
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==Status==
 
==Status==
Scrollsaw currently not working due to a broken blade. Blade needs to be removed and length measured so that a replacement can be bought. Possible blades identified below
 
  
[[File:Scroll_saw_picture.jpg|300px]]
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Scrollsaw has been fixed.
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Spare blades can be found in the sawblades drawer of the filing cabinet in the workshop.
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==Model==
 
==Model==
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==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
 
'''Mind your fingers!'''
 
'''Mind your fingers!'''
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Like the bandsaw, you can adjust the tension of the sawblade by tightening/loosening the handscrew at the back of the machine.
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Do not overtighten it! This will cause the blade to snap!
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====Cutting====
 
====Cutting====
 
'''If in doubt then please ask'''
 
'''If in doubt then please ask'''
Please only cut thin/small peices of wood or similar soft materials.
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Please only cut thin/small pieces of wood or similar soft materials.
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Acrylic will cut in this saw very effectively, but it makes a lot of mess.
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You can adjust the cutting angle of the saw by up to 45degrees, by using the handscrew on the front of the machine. This can make very effective bevels and corner joints.
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'''Please clean the saw after you have used it.'''
  
 
====Changing the blade====
 
====Changing the blade====
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# Disconnect the saw from the mains.
 
# Disconnect the saw from the mains.
 
# Wear gloves and eye protection at all times - this includes anyone helping or watching.
 
# Wear gloves and eye protection at all times - this includes anyone helping or watching.
# <need more info>
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# Loosen the handscrew at the back of the saw.
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# Remove the old blade.
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# Make sure the clamp at the top is aligned correctly.
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# Insert the sawblade with the cutting edge of the teeth facing downwards.
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# Insert the sawblade pins in the bottom clamp.
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# Gently stretch the sawblade until the pins slip into the top clamp.
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# Tighten the handscrew toput tension on the blade.
 
# Using some tape, make a note on the machine of the current blade TPI.
 
# Using some tape, make a note on the machine of the current blade TPI.
 
# From a safe position, reconnect the power and activate the saw to verify that it is running correctly.
 
# From a safe position, reconnect the power and activate the saw to verify that it is running correctly.

Revision as of 00:53, 23 August 2011

This is a small vibration saw that has been loaned to the hackspace by Charles Seber. He's an excellent artist, woodworker and grower. [1]

I've laser-cut a few things for him, and when he heard that the laser was out of action, he loaned us this saw. Please look after it.


Status

Scrollsaw has been fixed.

Spare blades can be found in the sawblades drawer of the filing cabinet in the workshop.



Model

NUTOOL SS16-4 Scroll SAW Serial #: 008445

Scroll saw model number.jpg Scroll saw serial number.jpg


Instructions

Mind your fingers!

Like the bandsaw, you can adjust the tension of the sawblade by tightening/loosening the handscrew at the back of the machine.

Do not overtighten it! This will cause the blade to snap!


Cutting

If in doubt then please ask Please only cut thin/small pieces of wood or similar soft materials.

Acrylic will cut in this saw very effectively, but it makes a lot of mess.

You can adjust the cutting angle of the saw by up to 45degrees, by using the handscrew on the front of the machine. This can make very effective bevels and corner joints.

Please clean the saw after you have used it.

Changing the blade

Always observe the safety precautions described below.

Tools required: 5mm allen key, gloves, safety glasses

  1. Disconnect the saw from the mains.
  2. Wear gloves and eye protection at all times - this includes anyone helping or watching.
  3. Loosen the handscrew at the back of the saw.
  4. Remove the old blade.
  5. Make sure the clamp at the top is aligned correctly.
  6. Insert the sawblade with the cutting edge of the teeth facing downwards.
  7. Insert the sawblade pins in the bottom clamp.
  8. Gently stretch the sawblade until the pins slip into the top clamp.
  9. Tighten the handscrew toput tension on the blade.
  10. Using some tape, make a note on the machine of the current blade TPI.
  11. From a safe position, reconnect the power and activate the saw to verify that it is running correctly.


Tips

Consumables

  • Purchasing:

http://www.screwfix.com/search.do?fh_search=scrollsaw+blade