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Looks like you're set up and ready to go. In response to your earlier question (sorry I missed it) I am an Olson blade user and I've never had a problem with them.
Now, let's see some work posted in the project showcase section of the forum

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Looks like you're set up and ready to go. In response to your earlier question (sorry I missed it) I am an Olson blade user and I've never had a problem with them.
Now, let's see some work posted in the project showcase section of the forum
No pressure there !!!
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None whatsoever. Scrolling is about relaxing, so take your time. You're going to love it.
I promise.

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I need some advice on my Dewalt 788.....

I notice, when running, the blade moves front to back about the width of the blade.... Is that normal.???
Possibly to keep the blade away from the stock on the up stroke ??
I've aligned the blade several times, even tried a new blade... I always set the tension on 2 1/2.....

There doesn't seem to be a reference point on the bottom clamp as to where the blade should be set, depth wise....

The saw cuts beautifully..... At least I think it does, having never used one before....
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I have a 788, and set my tension to 5 to 6, works great
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That tension does seem a little low. Crank it up my man.

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That tension does seem a little low. Crank it up my man.
I would have to agree, the worst you can do is break a blade then you know how much is too much and how little is too little.
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Anybody use spiral blades. ..?? Tried some FD in pine and didn't like the result.... Polars cut very nice and are easy to control....
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Anybody use spiral blades. ..?? Tried some FD in pine and didn't like the result.... Polars cut very nice and are easy to control....

Spiral blades do have a place in scrolling and they have a serious learning curve.
Check out this thread for an example of spiral blade use.

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Spiral blades do have a place in scrolling and they have a serious learning curve.
Check out this thread for an example of spiral blade use.
The blade, even at very slow feed speed, made a very rough cut..... I'd like to see a piece that was done using a spiral ......
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Spiral blades do have a place in scrolling and they have a serious learning curve.
Check out this thread for an example of spiral blade use.
Ah.... Just figured out I need to tap "this thread" to see your example.... Beautiful work.... Shows how far I need to go to get good at this...
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Poor man's Dewalt upper arm support......



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I did not notice if anyone mentioned that the original Dewalt was designed and built by Excalibur. At some point, there was a switch and are now made in China. I also have a Dewalt (older model) and have been very pleased with it. I don't tend to use it very much now, but it is always there if I get the urge.
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I did not notice if anyone mentioned that the original Dewalt was designed and built by Excalibur. At some point, there was a switch and are now made in China. I also have a Dewalt (older model) and have been very pleased with it. I don't tend to use it very much now, but it is always there if I get the urge.
Actually, I believe the original design was done by a company called Sommerville designs, who designed the Excalibur and the front assembly for the DW788. There were stationed not too far from my home here in Ontario.

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Small scrollsaw project..... Spindles came from craft parts.com
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