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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 05-23-2016 08:27 PM 1550 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I bought a Excalibur 16 scrollsaw. I’m more than satisfied with the saw cut quality and it is a pleasure to work with the Excalibur. However to fasten and loosen the thumb screw is painful. And searching the internet it got clear to me that I wasn’t the only one which had a problem with the thumbscrew. I also found a video from Steve Good and after I had seen it I made a comparable handle.

Thanks for watching.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/



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bruce317

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#1 posted 05-23-2016 08:34 PM

Great way to handle the problem. Magnets good way to keep track of tool.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 09:32 PM

I made some thing like it for my DeWalt

Magnets are an excellent idea.

Great innovation.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Roger

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 10:40 PM

Gr8 solution to our old hands that have a hard time turning these little knobs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 05-23-2016 10:53 PM

Thanks for the hint, Dutchy. Now that I’ve made the handles, I just have to buy an Excalibur.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 06:58 AM



Thanks for the hint, Dutchy. Now that I ve made the handles, I just have to buy an Excalibur.

- LittleBlackDuck

You did it your way.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 07:11 PM

Very nice solution. ....

A minor caution that with the tool you can not only tighten the blade but potentially could over tighten to strip a screw or break something

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 07:22 PM

Thanks all.

Redoak49. Yes over tightening is possible. I hope not to do this but better a stript screw or something brokeb than painful fingers.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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stefang

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#8 posted 05-25-2016 02:49 PM

I’m very glad to hear that you are enjoying your new Excalibur Jan and I like your tightening knob solution too. I think I will make one of those for mine. Excellent idea with the magnets.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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