Porter Cable Scroll Saw Squeak - Help!

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Forum topic by Toothpick21 posted 12-01-2018 03:11 AM 653 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2018 03:11 AM

Hello All,

I decided I want to start scroll saw work and I bought the Porter Cable scroll saw from Lowe’s yesterday. Model PCB375SS

It worked fine yesterday for a few little projects. There is a slight amount of vibration that I’m hoping some rubber under the legs and where it’s bolted to the stand will fix. So I come home from work today and head out to the shed to add the rubber and it now has a squeak when running that wasn’t there yesterday. I have attached a video so you all can hear the squeak.

It sits out in my un-heated shed. Probably got down to about 45 last night, but it will get a lot colder. Do you think this could be the cause? It sounds like it is in the upper arm at the pivot point/bearings.

Any way I can fix this short of returning it?

Thank you for your help!

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 12:36 AM

I have the same saw and purchased it only a couple months back. It does have an occasional squeak or vibration from time to time. It usually fixes itself but I have sprayed some wd40 into the cavity where the arm pivots. My saw sits in my unheated garage and I don’t see that as causing any issues.

The squeaking you posted is fairly loud compared to what I’ve had but just sounds like it needs oil.

It’s not the best saw but it sure beats the harbor freight special I had before that.

Might try returning it if all else fails but overall I love the saw.

-- Dustin, Owner/Craftsman, Wooden Made Designs

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#2 posted 01-04-2019 03:58 AM

That sounds like the blade is rubbing against the table insert.

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