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Introduce Yourself. / Re: Just another retiree in Illinois
« Last post by Dennis123 on Today at 08:03:45 AM »
Hope you enjoy your 'new' Hawk as much as I enjoy mine.  I've had a Hawk 220 for nearly 15 years now and never had any problems.  Hopefully yours will be every bit as dependable.

Dennis
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Introduce Yourself. / Re: Just another retiree in Illinois
« Last post by julief on Today at 06:53:02 AM »
Hi Dave and welcome to the forum.  I'm Julie from Texas.  Congratulations on the new saw. 
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General Scroll Saw Talk / Re: Brush change in the DeWalt saw
« Last post by Norm Fengstad on Today at 12:16:21 AM »
I suspect there is an armature issue, or one of the field coils is lazy. If the armature has a shiny section it may be rubbing on the field coils. or, there could be broken winding wires hidden inside the coils, worn out bearings could cause this condition or the crushed washer you found may have damaged the windings. An electric motor rewind shop would be able to diagnos this. to fix that would be a new motor. A new motor from Dewalt would probably be quite pricy..
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General Scroll Saw Talk / Re: Brush change in the DeWalt saw
« Last post by KarlB on February 21, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »
I received my new brushes today and have started putting things back together.

(One word of wisdom here.  It's best if you disassemble and reassemble the saw within the same day.  Since my memory "ain't what it use to be" I had to keep consulting the exploded view to put things back in order!)

First as Dave noted the new brushes were only 1/16 longer than my old ones and that's probably due to my sanding of the old ones.

My next problem after putting the motor back together and turning on the switch - it through the breaker.  Back to disassembly of the motor again.  Low and behold there was a wavy washer half mangled near the armature of the motor.  Not exactly sure where it came from as the one that goes around the main bearing is still in my parts cup.  I believe it went between the motor housing and the lower sealed bearing.  So I put it there and tried again - no success. (BTW, the lower bearing spins a bit rough and probably should be replaced.)

I then removed the wavy washer from the motor and tried the motor without any thing connected and finally got it to work by moving the motor around again  - same problem as before.  So I reattached the upper and lower arm assembly and temporary screws attached to try the motor with attachments.

Well again it would only work if I moved the arms up or down.  It will constantly run like this, but it has stutters still.  It seems to me this is still electrical in nature.

I'm starting to run out of options.

Any advice anyone?

Karl
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Introduce Yourself. / Re: Just another retiree in Illinois
« Last post by KarlB on February 21, 2017, 09:32:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum Dave.  I think you'll find lot's of help here if you need it.

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I am Dave the Bass because I have sung bass in several quartets over the past 40 years.

I'm glad you mentioned that as I thought we were reaching out to the under water community.  ::)

Karl
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Introduce Yourself. / Re: Just another retiree in Illinois
« Last post by Chuck Hans on February 21, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
Welcome Dave.
. I'm fairly new here too
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Introduce Yourself. / Just another retiree in Illinois
« Last post by Dave the Bass on February 21, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »
I'm Dave.  I've finally signed up for the forum after years of getting daily e-mails from the Workshop.  I believe I have been scrolling for over 7 years.  I started with a new Delta, upgraded to a new DeWalt 788, and last Saturday obtained a Hawk 226VS.  It is like new, but sat around for many years because the wife, for whom it was purchased, did not like to scroll.  She allegedly only used it for 5 hours.  I removed a rusted blade and things got complicated, as I could apply no tension to the new or old blade.  My replacement screws should arrive by Friday and I am crossing my fingers that this will fix my problem.  Yesterday I spoke with a very nice person at Hawk and if I have any further problems, I will call her back.

I really enjoy word art and making name plates and trivets.  It is amazing how your interest in scrolling peaks when your saw works properly.  Every Christmas for the past few years I have made presents out of wood for our children & grandchildren.  By the time I leave this world, there will be enough wood in their homes to start a huge bonfire!  When I give someone an item I have made, I tell them it is a blessing and a curse.  Every time they see the item, they will think of me!

I am Dave the Bass because I have sung bass in several quartets over the past 40 years.

 :)Dave
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Ask Steve a question. / Re: Half n half word art
« Last post by angeleyes3853 on February 20, 2017, 06:49:19 PM »
yes that is it
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Ask Steve a question. / Re: Half n half word art
« Last post by Rapid Roger on February 20, 2017, 10:35:32 AM »
Are you talking about something like this?



Or this?



Sorry, I don't know a thing about Corel draw because I do my patterns with a #2 pencil and typing paper.
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Ask Steve a question. / Re: Half n half word art
« Last post by angeleyes3853 on February 19, 2017, 10:36:34 PM »
no you brake a word like TEST and the bottom half is cut out of the wood the top half cut and the wood is gone the complete word is not cut all the way out.
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