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Offline john k

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WEN saw
« on: June 11, 2016, 02:07:56 PM »
Found a smaller size WEN power saw yesterday at a garage sale.   Probably dates to the 50s.  I know these are favorites of some of the folks here.  Aluminum and with a good cord.   Even has a steel carry case, that is hand made, not boughten.  If there is interest, will get a pic of it soon. 
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 03:25:02 AM »
A handmade metal case sounds pretty cool :)
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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 09:48:05 PM »
I know you people like pics, and is a sabre saw not a circular.
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Offline bill300d

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 02:55:34 PM »
Interesting design, looks like it would be comfortable to use and control.
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 07:25:49 PM »
The 909 is a nice saw, but it's hard to get blades - the shank is about midway between the old Black and Decker saber saw shank and a sawzall shank.

Offline john k

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 11:25:28 AM »
It has ten new blades in the case, and,,,, several knife blades.  Knife blades for sawing foam?  Any ideas?
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Offline lptools

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 03:21:01 PM »
Cutting a dense material, or a sheet good?  Linoleum, leather, fiberboard?
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Offline kwoswalt99

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 12:03:59 PM »
One of the recommended uses of the saw was for leather.

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 05:29:44 PM »
I too have a Wen model 909 sabre saw. I too am having trouble finding new blades for it. I guess I will need to go thru my hoard of blades and see if I can find anything that can be adapted to work. I have been thinking of converting it to a power hacksaw. it's a shame to just let it sit and do nothing.

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Offline amecks

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2019, 03:55:13 AM »
Can Sawzall blades be ground to fit?
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Offline lptools

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2019, 06:45:39 AM »
Hello, John. What does the attachment end of the blade look like?
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2019, 08:38:01 AM »
Can Sawzall blades be ground to fit?
Yes.  The blade width on the 909 is about midway between sawzall/reciprocating saw blades and 1/4" plain end saber saw ("jigsaw*") blades.  Grinding to width doesn't take long, but your choice of sawzall blade styles suitable for a big saber saw is limited.

I owned one, and really liked it, and contemplated making an adapter so it could take saber saw blades.  But then I got a Bosch saber saw, and decided to take that project off the list.

*I know, I know; everyone calls them jigsaws now.  But I was raised that this is a jigsaw:

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Re: WEN saw
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2019, 04:19:33 PM »
All the ones like in the above picture have always been called scroll saws. The one in the picture I believe was made by one company and had many different names. mine is marked ( DELTA HOMECRAFT ).

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