Monday, July 6, 2015

Scroll Saw Portable Power for Demonstrations where power may not be available.

I decided to experiment with a portable power source for the scroll saw. When you go to some craft shows power is not always available. Selling scroll saw art can be confusing to your customers. Many of them will have never seen a scroll saw. They will often ask if the art was cut with a laser.

It can be very impressive to the potential customer to see you demonstrate that each cut was made with a tiny blade on a saw.

If you have a power source you are all set. Sometimes that's not the case.

I can not guarantee the results from this experiment because I have not tested it under the same environment as you would have at a craft show demonstration. That said my test shows promise.

If you have any expertise with using a product like this with a scroll saw I would like to hear about your experiences. Please only give me actual confirmed data or actual experiences. I would appreciate the feedback. 

Watch the video to see my experiment with the Mobile Power Instant Boost 400.

  


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Replacing a cracked air blower flex hose link for the DeWalt DW788 scroll saw.

If you own a DeWalt, Delta or Excalibur scroll saw this tip might save you some frustration. The links on the air blower flex hose will eventually crack. The first link that connects to the machine is almost always the one that cracks.

If you have ever tried to replace one of these links you know how difficult they are to get apart. The pictures below show how to make the job much easier.


Usually the first link cracks and the blower will not stay pointed where you aim it. If this is the first time it has broken you can just remove it and the hose will still be long enough to work.
What you need to make the job easier is a heat gun and a pair of pliers. I have a heat gun from Harbor Freight that was under $20 and works okay for me.
If the first link was broken you can easily remover the flex hose from the scroll saw. In this picture I have it removed and  ready to remove the cracked link. I use the heat gun on low setting and carefully heat the link at the first joint. Don't go crazy and melt the thing. Heat it a little then try to pull it apart with the pliers.
I probably used the heat gun for 30 seconds and it easily pulled out. It gets hot so don't use your fingers.
When you are ready to re-install the flex hose use the heat gun again to soften the first link. After you get it warm put your hand on the opposite side of the machine to brace it. Push the flex hose on to the ball joint of the machine. Let it cool and you are all set. It will now stay in place.

If you need a replacement flex hose you can buy them directly from DeWalt for $19.95. I think Seyco.com has the replacement for the Excalibur. I have not checked all the models to see if they are all the same so ask before you buy for your saw.

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