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Old 04-16-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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I fired up my old sears/craftman scroll saw yesterday to cut some basket patterns. I decided to cut a half basket to hang on the wall to see the effect . I got about an inch into the wood when I noticed the dust piles up . I adjusted the air hose to no avail although air was coming out of it . Next I raised the rear leg of the table on a tilt hoping the dust would slide ahead a bit .Nope. I then held a vaccum nozzle near the blade as I couldn't attach it .Now using one hand . Not working well . Shut off the vaccum and opted for a small brush . It was like trying to follow a line on a highway in a snow storm . I made a couple of passes and wondered if it was the cedar that was the problem . Tried pine . Same problem . Shut machine down and started cutting on my Dewalt . No problem .
The sears runs fine it just needs a better blower system . Is there an aftermarket system available ?? Thanks .Roger
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Hi WD . Thanks ; I'll lookinto that . Roger
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I read of another method besides using a fish tank air pump to blow the dust away from the scroll saw blade . It is suggested in abook by Pat Spielman . Use a cook's baster. Put baster on the floor and run a hose to the blade area . Pump with foot . Simple and inexpensive .
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Use a cook's baster. Put baster on the floor and run a hose to the blade area . Pump with foot . Simple and inexpensive .
What do you think? Roger
May be inexpensive, how long do you think your leg would last. I have been using an aquarium pump for years, works Great. This provides a consistant air flow at all speeds. I have it velcroed to the top of the saw.
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Hi. I have just bought an aquarium pump and was curious as to how the baster would work . Not sure if I purchased the right size pump ? Will know in a day or so . Thanks .Roger
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I took a baster bulb and placed it in the housing under the lower arm of the saw and ran a tube to my jointed dust blowing arm...works great although it does work itself loose periodically. Doesn't happen often enough to motivate me to fix it more permanently tho.
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