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Offline joncarruthers

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filing machine from jigsaw??
« on: January 07, 2016, 06:43:27 PM »
Just a thought, has anyone modified an old jigsaw to make a filing machine?
I have a cheapo jigsaw spare with a decent speed range, might have a go.
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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 06:56:46 PM »
I am also interested in making a filing machine from a scroll saw. Picked one up at a flea market for $10! Works good as a scroll saw, so any mods I make should be able to be un-done. It has a variable speed dc motor.

Chuck

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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 07:03:41 PM »
I'm thinking of making a holder for various shaped needle files and maybe some sort of roller to back up larger files to stop them deflecting. The saw has a T socket so easy to change blades/files.

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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 07:59:08 PM »
An excellent example here: http://www.metallmodellbau.de/feilvorrichtung.php

Be sure to file only in direction of the base plate your work piece is on!

If you want to mount the jig saw underneath then you need to get proper die filer files or use chainsaw files (e.g. from Stihl).
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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 09:14:39 PM »
You may get some ideas from this one
http://www.homews.co.uk/page475.html
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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 09:27:34 PM »
Since die filers cut in the opposite direction from standard files, I've cut off the tang and ground the opposite end to fit in Oliver's clamp. I do get "real" ones when I find them. Victornet and Oliver carry them.
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Offline joncarruthers

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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 04:18:14 PM »
That's the sort of thing !
Thanks, I've done a few rough sketches and will give it a 'coat of looking at' before I start bolting bits together.

Offline steam guy willy

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Re: filing machine from jigsaw??
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2016, 04:30:29 PM »
I have the remains of a Food processor that i thought might make the basis for a shaping/filing machine as it is quite slow and gives a good length of throw .........thats it !!