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Which Scroll Saw are you using...there are multiple brands and multiple models. Help us out and tell us which one you have.
Most of the time there is a clamping mechanism that holds the top of the blade in place. Many models have a door or some access point to the lower end of the blade, too, which you'll have to get to as well.
You'll also usually find that there is some type of blade tension device that needs to be released and then reset before you can install and use a new blade. Make sure the new blade is the same length as the old one, also, make sure that it's the same type of blade, some have a small pin top and bottom, some do not.
Finally, check out YouTube and see if anyone has put up a video for your brand of Scroll Saw. May be the answer.
If I understood correctly, you started using your husband's table saw and while ripping boards, you managed to stall out the blade AND motor?! If that's the case, you probably have a very dull blade and are binding your board on the blade. Neither is safe and it sounds like trouble is brewing.
First and foremost, get someone to show you how to safely and properly use and adjust the saw if you are new to wood working and power tools. That saw is capable of turning your lumber into a high speed missal if you do things improperly.
It also sounds like you tried installing a new 10" saw blade. Changing the blade requires 2 wrenches. One to hold the arbor and one to tighten the nut. The blade itself should rest on the arbor between two large washers. Also make sure you install the blade so the front face of the cutter teeth face you and rotate toward you. Make sure the saw is unplugged when changing the blade and never turn on your saw with a loose blade.
unplug it. remove the bolt in the center of the blade. the blade will slip off then. a wrench for this should have come with your saw. if not, use any properly sized wrench. if needed, pull back the blade guard, put the blade on a old piece of wood, push down on the saw and use the wrench. the wood and your pressure will stop the blade from turning as you loosen the bolt
Its easy there should be a wrench on the saw that fits the bolt that holds the blade on and there is also a button on the shaft houseind that when pushed will lock the shaft so the blade will not turn. the olny tricky part it the bolt turns in the oppisite deriction as a normal bolt so you need to turn it clockwise to loosen it. Hold back the blade gaurd push the button loosen the bolt look at way the washers go on as you take the old blade off when the new blade goes on make sure you put if faceing in the right deriction there will be arrows to show you witch way it spins and install in reverse order
It could be that the bearings that support the shaft that holds the blade are worn, allowing the shaft to move slightly and make the blade wobble. As the machine is an older model, I would try replacing the bearings.
1. Unplug the saw. 2. Locate the blade lock button used to lock the motor shaft when changing a blade. For your saw, this button is usually located on the left side of the blade guard somewhere around the motor housing. 3. Push the button while rotating the blade until the button engages and the blade will no longer turn. 4. Use the wrench that came with the saw (or another wrench) to loosen and remove the blade bolt. For your saw the bolt should have standard right hand threads which means you loosen the bolt by turning it counter clock-wise. 5. Remove the old blade and replace it with a new blade of the same mounting type. Some blades have a round through hole and some blades have a diamond through hole. 6. Re-install the blade bolt and tighten clock-wise while holding the blade lock button down.
I just picked up one of these saws at a yard sale. It looks like it takes a 5 inch pin end coping saw blade. If you tip the saw up you will see a piston under the table into which one end fits. There is a black spring steel receiver under the over arm that takes the other end. You can loosen the guide arm to facilitate installation. The guide is a simple brass knurled head screw with a slot in it. The motor is one of those magnetic vibratory types that is very loud when there is no blade installed, Probably scared the hell out of the seller ;-) My Gain for 5 bucks. This old craftsman stuff is bullet proof, albeit lacking elegance. This looks like a good little tool for cutting out little figures like you would use for decorative yard spinners.
remove the blade guard, should be a big nut holding on blade remove that nut install new blade, make sure the rotation arrow on your new blade is going same direction as old blade reinstall the big nut and washer , put guard back on you should be set! good luck
I,ve personally never heard of a problem quite like yours. I use skill saw brand saws every day and the arbor and washer will only make the blade wobble if installed incorrectly. Blades can be turned around to cut different types of material as well. Check to make sure the hole or diamond is the same on the new blade(you might have to punch it out) if its not seeding properly on the saw, you could also check under the guard to make sure nothing is binding the saw. The only other thing I could suggest would be to check the lock button (the one you hold to change blades, that stops the saw motor from turning) if that is stuck, your saw won't run. Good Luck!!