How To Repair Broken Pin End Scroll Saw Blade | The Ultimate Guide

Have you ever broken a pin-end scroll saw blade? Scroll saw blades are delicate and can break easily. When this happens, it’s important to know how to fix them as quickly as possible. This is why we created our guide on how to repair broken pin-end scroll saw blades!

It’s never fun when something breaks on your tool but if it does happen, at least there are ways around it! If you follow these steps carefully then you should be able to fix even the most stubborn of blades in no time at all!

Materials You Need

  • One broken pin end scroll saw blade
  • One pair of needle nose pliers
  • Two small screws

How To Repair Broken Pin End Scroll Saw Blade Step By Step

Here are some steps to do repair your blade easily and safely

Step 1

Start by removing the blade from the saw. This can be done by loosening the bolts that hold it in place or by removing the clamp that holds it in place.

Step 2

Once the blade is removed, take a look at the end that is broken. If it is just a small piece of the blade that is broken off, you may be able to fix it using superglue. Simply apply a small amount of glue to the end of the blade and then press it back into place. Hold it in place until the glue dries. (Learn about why does it take so long to attach scroll saw blades)

Step 3

If the break is more severe, you will need to replace the entire blade. To do this, remove the screws that hold the blade in place and then remove the blade.

Step 4

Cut a new piece of the blade to the same size as the old one and then attach it to the saw using the screws.

Step 5

Tighten the screws until they are firmly in place.

Step 6

Finally, reattach the blade to the saw and test it out. Make sure that it is securely in place before you start cutting anything. 
(You might be interested in How to Install Plain End Scroll Saw Blades)

Tips For Increasing The Lifespan Of Your Scroll Saw Blade:

  • Always use a blade sharpener to keep the blade’s teeth sharp.
  • Make sure the blade is properly tensioned before use.
  • Avoid putting too much pressure on the blade when cutting, as this can cause the teeth to break.
  • If a tooth does break off, you can try to repair it with epoxy glue. First, clean off any debris from the blade and then apply a thin coating of epoxy to the broken tooth. 
  • Allow the epoxy to dry completely before using the blade again.

Types Of Scroll Saw Blades:

There are three types of scroll saw blades: pinned end, plain end, and pinless. (You might be interested in what type of blade will cut metal on a scroll saw)

Pinned end blades have a small metal rod protruding from one end that fits into a corresponding hole in the blade holder on the saw.

Plain end blades do not have this protrusion, while pinless blades have a notch or groove instead of a hole to fit over the blade holder. Each type of blade has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Pinned end blades are the most common type and are generally the most affordable. They are also the easiest to replace if they break. Plain end blades are less common but can be more accurate because there is no protrusion that can move around. Pinless blades are less common still and can be more difficult to install and remove. (Learn about Why are plain end scroll saw blades better than pin end)


Scroll saw blades can be a little tricky to repair, but with the right tools and some patience, it can be done. We’ve shown you how to fix a broken pin-end scroll saw blade- now go forth and create beautiful pieces of art! If you have any questions or need help repairing your own blades, feel free to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help.


How do you repair a broken scroll saw blade?

If the blade breaks near one of the pins, you can fix it by using a pair of pliers to twist the broken piece back into place. If the break is further down the blade, you can cut off the damaged part and rejoin the blade with some epoxy. Let the epoxy dry for 24 hours before using the saw. (You might be interested in How To Make Pinless Blades For Scroll Saw?)

How to identify a broken scroll saw blade?

It is not always easy to identify a broken scroll saw blade, but there are some telltale signs. If you notice that your scroll saw is making a strange noise, or if it is not cutting through the wood as easily as it used to, then it is likely that you have a broken blade.
Another indication of a broken blade is if the wood starts smoking or catches on fire. If you are unsure whether your scroll saw blade is broken, it is best to err on the side of caution and replace it. Trying to fix a broken blade can be dangerous, and it is not always successful.