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I am wondering if anyone knows if blade clamps are interchangeable between different manufacturers.
My clamp/holder has been letting my blades come loose for a while now and I have been tightening them more and more  this afternoon my lower one broke so do I have to try find a Sears one or will any others work?
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I think most of the ones that are made in Taiwan at the same. I have three saws and all three use different mounting systems.

If you could post a photo.

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I took several photos I'm pretty sure you will only need one but I'd rather have too many than not enough
I took some before I removed the table and the roll pin then took some more. 2.jpg  3.jpg  4.jpg  5.jpg  IMG_0221.JPG  IMG_0222.JPG  IMG_0223.JPG  IMG_0226.JPG  IMG_0227.JPG  IMG_0228.JPG  unnamed1.jpg i

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Greg

You don't say what model saw you have - so this is only a guess....

Check this: http://www.pozsgaidesigns.com/index.htm

The owner, Frank has a lot of scroll saw goodies for various models.

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there i was thinking i was so smart about giving lots of info and forgot the basics
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https://www.searspartsdirect.com/newhp.html I've used this site for Sears parts Greg .Ive been lucky and gotten a switch for an old router from this site, good luck.
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thanks for the site Bucko but it tells me   parts are no longer available so I'm open to suggestions  I might have to buy a new saw 
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Darn on your part but worth a try---
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I've never seen a clamping system like this before. Try sears parts if that doesn't work out. Ask on one of the scroll saw forums. I doubt sears made this saw ans some one may be able to tell you who did.

Since you are going to need to spend money anyway I would ask at

http://www.pozsgaidesigns.com/

and see if one of his upgrades will work on your saw. 



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I bought it back in 93 on sale while my daughter was working for Sears so I got it for a decent price
Sears no longer has the parts it took them 3 days to get back to me  and Frank says he has nothing that will work for me, (his reply came next morning )
So I have started looking at new machines and am open to any advise from anyone.
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I had a similar clamping setup on my Makita saw. 
The faces that clamped the blade became worn and the blade would slip out. 
Real pain in the neck replacing blades with this setup, particularly internal cuts where I was constantly replacing blades that would slip out etc. 

After much research into different saws, I bought myself an Excalibur 21".
Very easy and quick to replace blades and really quick when doing internal cuts as the top arm lifts up to allow the timber to be placed over the blade.
Only just bought it, so haven't given it a really good workout yet, but I am really impressed so far. 

The Dewalt apparently has a very similar setup and gets good reviews, but this is not available in Australia. 
Jet have a new one just out which looks interesting, but again, not available here.

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I have an Excalibur EX21 I bought it because of the ease of blade changing and tensioning.
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thanks for the input.  I will have a close look at Excalibur 
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