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    Default Aluminium Scroll Saw Chuck Vice

    I purchased a 120 watt Scroll Saw to cut out my curved ali shapes.
    The saw works fine so far up to 4mm thick 5038.
    The only problem is the saw blade chuck.
    When changing blades or after piercing some project, doing up the allen key screw is not so easy.
    So I made a small chuck vise to help out. It also holds my allen keys.

    I have not TIG welded ali for months just stainless steel and my welding around tube has never been the best so you guys will have to cut me some slack on the welds.
    Anyway I hope you enjoy the images.

    Ji
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    I have a Hegner saw, and it has a built in chuck vise. Similar to yours. Couldn't do without it.
    JD
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    Miller Diversion 165
    1945 Craftsman Atlas Lathe
    Smithy Lathe/Mill

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    They are a nice unit.
    Mine is a Hafco made in China.
    Expensive but rough finished.
    Works fine though and the 120 watt motor is powerfull enough.
    I would love to get a Excalibur but here they cost $1000.00 so out of my price range.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Hey Chewinggum,
    Do you use a foot control with your scroll saw?
    A few times when internally cutting I have lifted my right hand off the work piece to switch the machine off and the blade has caught and broken in the blink of an eye.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Yes, I put my own on-off foot switch on mine. I built a low table that I can sit down at and saw, with foot switch on the floor. It is not variable on the foot, I set the speed on the machine and then just use the foot control for starting and stopping.
    JD
    Old Miller Swinger 180 Buzzbox
    Miller Diversion 165
    1945 Craftsman Atlas Lathe
    Smithy Lathe/Mill

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    I have ordered a foot control but it will take a few weeks to get here than I have to get a sparky to wire it.
    Still worth the wait as the sound a blade makes when it breaks is shocking.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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