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Scroll Saw Blade Changing Support

By: Erich Lage
This simple board lends a hand while you move the blade on your scroll saw.

07 21 1 When working on intricate scrollsaw panels, I was constantly having to reposition my blade to new starting holes. This requires loosening tension on the scroll saw arm, unlocking the blade, and holding the arm up while trying to feed the blade through a new starter hole. To help ease the burden of holding up the arm, I came up with this simple “armrest.” As you can see in the photo, it’s a piece of scrap sized to fit under the scroll saw arm. Also, I cut a hole on one end to act as a handle. To use it, I grab the handle and rotate it into place. This cam action lifts the scroll saw arm into the upright position. Now, both of my hands are free and the arm is held up so I can thread the delicate blade through my starter holes. 07 21 2 A magnet recessed in one side holds it to the table while I’m working.

Published: July 21, 2022
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