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    Scroll Saw Briton BT125 Help

    Hello I’m new and from Cheshire,

    I would like to tell you a story, if I may.

    Today a very old and dear friend came to visit and brought me a present, he said he was given it by an elderly gentleman and asked to find it a good home, he also added that he had no idea what it was.

    When he opened the car boot, there sat a variable speed scroll saw, (that much I did know) Now I’m a beekeeper and make all my own equipment and I instantly saw a place for it in my workshop, to make bee related pieces.

    Now the hard bit——— It’s a Briton BT125 made near Oldham in Greater Manchester in 1990’s.

    I know nothing about it and have no manual, the motor works and the machine vibrates but it would not cut wood OR sponge, but did cut cardboard.

    It’s history may lay in that it came from a school long long since demolished.

    Any HELP would be gratefully received.

    Bob

    This is the model I found on the web

    A variable speed scroll saw by BRITON N


     
     
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    Most items such as your newly aquired Briton Scroll Saw are driven by a DC Motor and your motor may be in need of a tune up . The most common easily fixed thing you can do is replace the brushes on the motor and or as well the motor bearings.

    Look at it this way it came to you free already you are in front. Let us know how you get on.

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    I know this might sound silly but is the blade fitted correctly, with the teeth facing forward and pointing down. You'd be surprised how many times folks have had the blade fitted wrong. Put a new blade in, it might be that the one in it is worn out. I have never seen one of those saws before but it looks a very decent one, especially for the price.
    happy scrolling
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    Also is the blade tightened properly?

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    Many thanks PenPal for your reply and your advice.

    I will have to do a full sevice on this machine, that way I will get to know it better.

    Bob

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by recommend View Post
    I know this might sound silly but is the blade fitted correctly, with the teeth facing forward and pointing down. You'd be surprised how many times folks have had the blade fitted wrong. Put a new blade in, it might be that the one in it is worn out. I have never seen one of those saws before but it looks a very decent one, especially for the price.
    happy scrolling
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    Funny enough it was the first thing I did before powering it up and I did it as you recommend.

    Many thanks for your input Steve.

     
     

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