how to insert a rockwell scroll saw blade

Are you looking for a new saw blade? Scroll Saw blades are the most important part of your scroll saw. They’re what actually cuts through the wood and gives you that beautiful design. If it doesn’t cut, then it isn’t doing its job! So be sure to choose one that fits your needs and is compatible with your machine. We have a wide selection of blades from top brands like Olson, Amana Tool, and Infinity Cutting Tools so you can find just what you need.

You don’t want to get stuck with something that won’t work or breaks down after only a few uses especially if this is going to be an expensive hobby for you! 

Remove the old blade

To remove the old blade, you will need to loosen the screw on the side of the blade holder. Once the screw is loose, you can pull the old blade out.

Insert the new blade

To insert the new blade, line up the teeth of the blade with the slots in the blade holder. Push down on the blade until the screw on the side of the blade holder is tight. Your scroll saw is now ready to use!

Make sure the saw is unplugged 

To insert a blade, first, make sure the saw is unplugged and the blade is disconnected. Next, open the saw arm and remove the throat plate. The throat plate is located on the front of the saw and can be easily removed by pulling it out. Now that you have access to the saw blade, loosen the screw on the side of the blade holder and remove the blade. Be careful not to drop the blade or it could become damaged.

Now that you have the old blade out, insert the new blade into the blade holder and tighten the screw. Make sure that the teeth of the blade are facing down and that the arrow on the blade is pointing in the same direction as the arrow on the saw. Replace the throat plate and close the saw arm. Make sure that the arms are fully closed before turning on the saw.

Now you’re ready to start cutting! Be careful not to leave your fingers too close to the blade and always wear safety goggles when using the saw. 

Use a hex wrench to loosen the screw on the blade clamp

To insert a Rockwell scroll saw blade, you will need to loosen the screw on the blade clamp with a hex wrench. This will allow you to remove the old blade and install the new one.

Insert the new blade into the clamp and tighten the screw

After the blade is in place, turn on the scroll saw and slowly raise the blade to the top of the workpiece. Carefully guide the wood piece against the blade and lightly press down to begin cutting.

Scroll saw blades come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose the right blade for the job. Rockwell offers a variety of blades to choose from, so you can find the perfect blade for your project.

Safety Precautions

When working with a scroll saw, it is important to take the necessary safety precautions. This includes wearing safety goggles and gloves. Additionally, always make sure that the blade is properly secured in the saw before turning it on.

Selecting the Right Blade

There are a variety of blades available for the Rockwell scroll saw, and it is important to select the right one for the task at hand. The most common blades are designed for cutting wood, but there are also blades for cutting metal and plastic. When selecting a blade, make sure to consider the thickness and type of material that will be cut.

Inserting the Blade

The blade is inserted into the scroll saw by placing it in the hole at the front of the saw and pushing it until it clicks into place. Make sure that the teeth of the blade are facing downwards before turning on the saw.

Adjusting the Blade Tension

The blade tension should be adjusted before starting to cut. This can be done by turning the knob on the side of the saw. The blade tension should be tight enough so that the blade does not wobble, but not so tight that it is difficult to turn.

Making a Cut

To make a cut, place the material to be cut on the table of the saw and adjust the blade tension as needed. then use the hand-held scroll saw to guide the blade through the material. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this can cause the blade to break.

Finishing a Cut

Once the cut is complete, release the wood from the blade by gently pushing it away from the blade. Do not try to remove the material from the blade by pulling it towards you, as this can cause injuries.


In order to insert a Rockwell, scroll saw blade, you will need to open the arm. The easiest way to do this is by using your left hand to hold the upper arm and your right hand to unscrew the knob on the side. Once the arm is open, all you have to do is slide in the new blade and screw the knob back on. 

Make sure that when you close the arm, the teeth of the blade are facing down so that they won’t catch on anything while you’re scrolling. As long as you are careful when replacing blades, there’s no reason why you can’t get many years of use out of your Rockwell scroll saw.