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#1 posted 08-22-2017 10:44 PM

Hi Jim, I think this saw takes a 6” blade. If I have to, I can modify coping blades. That is what I have in it now. I really enjoy using the old saw. It is just plain fun. I’m trying to talk my wife into giving it a go. If I can get some skip tooth or spiral blades, it should make it real fun to cut things out with. I haven’t used a scroll/jig saw much so it is something new for me.

The photo you posted looks like there is a spring at the top to return the blade upward after each stroke. This is a very old design from back when they were called “Jig Saws”. I last used one in the middle 50 s. I seem to remember the blades were much heftier than modern ones are. I buy all my scroll saw blades on line but they are plain end 5” blades. Not sure they will work on your saw.

- Jim Finn

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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