Just started as a school design and technology technician - resistant materials.
Tons of good tools and equipment, quite a lot Axminster.
Tons of old gear, too, some working, some not.
We have three Axminster SFS scrollsaws, vintage unknown. One is fine, one the motor runs but nothing happens and the other the controller is missing off the motor, presumably faulty or cannibalised.
Need to get one of the two US machines working (they weigh a ton, so moving them isn’t trivial).
Quick question: the machine that runs but the arm doesn’t oscillate, although it did once, briefly, when I tried it just now: is there a centrifugal clutch between the motor and the arm, so it only starts to move when the motor is up to speed and to disengage the motor in the event of a stall? There’s a housing on the output from the motor, so I can’t yet see what’s in it.
Otherwise, is there a cam arrangement linking motor to arm and maybe a part has broken or come loose?
Can I get a manual and/or exploded parts diagram for the machine?
All help and suggestions appreciated.