DeWalt DW788 Scroll Saw Lift Arm “The Lifter Review”
Frank Carey at www.papsworkshop.com at was good enough to send me “The Lifter” for a product review. You can see the install here:
My opinion: The product works very well. It does exactly what I expected. Holds the arm of the scroll saw up. In fact it worked better then expected, because it is a one hand operation. Lift the arm up and it latch catches the provided hook on its own.
My Opinion: The instructions was written well and easy to follow.
My opinion: The kit came with everything I needed. The product was very well packed and not damaged or missing parts.
My opinion: The price point is not bad. at $29.95 + Shipping. I would say if you love scrolling and do lots of pierce cuts, buy one.
My opinion: I notice a rattle noise after install. It was due to the metal washers at the hook end of the lifter. I feel this could be fixed by simple nylon washers. I also found out you can barley hear the noise over the noise of the saw. I have left the Lifter along and have not made any changes. I can live with the noise. It really is not worth the hassle to changes the washer.
A slight mod has to be made on the housing to install this tool, No problem just cut a little notch out. then you can install the latch arm bolt.
On the top of the housing set remove the two bolts, I did mine one at a time. Don’t know if you can remove both at the same time with out miss aligning something. I played it safe. Install the two longer bolts from the Lifter kit. Then on the other side install the Lifter. Order of operation is: wash, Lifter arm, Washer, then a nut. on each bolts.
In action at the point of testing.
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