Upgrade kit for the Loc-Line Air Nozzle AssemblyThis upgrade kit replaces the black and the clear hoses of all RBI hawks with a larger (3/8" ID versus 1/4") one which allows for more air in the hose providing stronger puffs of air to clear the sawdust as you saw.
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LOC-LINE UPGRADE KIT
Posted by LARRY on 16th Aug 2019
This is a nice improvement for older Hawks. I installed it on my Hawk 220-3 along with a new bellows (see separate review). I figured I would do the upgrade while installing a new bellows.
The upgrade works great however Hawk does not supply any directions. Hawk said they had a video but I couldn't find it.
The only difficult thing is drilling the larger holes for the tube. After removing the old tube remove the old grommets and drill out the two holes with a 1/2" drill. The rear hole is a piece of cake to drill as you can drill from the top. The hole under the bellows you have to drill from underneath which I was able to do by drilling up with the drill.
Insert the two new larger grommets in the holes then install the new hose pushing it into the grommet under the bellows about 1/4" or so. The hose won't slip out as it is a friction fit.
Run the new line up through the back hole and feed it along the arm and attach it in the front with the new bracket and hose assembly then attach the rear portion of the hose with the supplied new clamp that attaches to the saw arm.
Turn on your saw and adjust the nozzle to blow the sawdust off your work. This kit moves more air and blows the sawdust out of the way better than the original.
I recommend this upgrade kit, it works great.
Posted by rex on 22nd Jul 2019
Just what the Hawk needed.
Air nozzle assembly does a GREAT job
Posted by JRBRYANT on 8th Mar 2019
My RBI Hawk came with a simple tube that pointed in the general direction of where the cutting occurs. It was held in place by a thick wire that never really allowed me to point the air flow in the proper direction to fully remove the sawdust whilst operating the scroll saw. Since I bought the saw used, I don't know if the thick wire holding the tube in place was the way it was manufactured or if it was a "fix" by the previous owner. I'm guessing it was a fix because I don't think ANY manufacturer would have shipped something out that worked so poorly. After receiving the nozzle assembly, I decided that instead of messing with the bellows and replacing the entire hose, I simply snipped the new hose, near the nozzle, and attached the new nozzle to the old tube. I realize I probably don't get as much airflow since I'm still using the old 1/4" hose... but being able to direct the airflow EXACTLY where I want it is what I was wanting to accomplish in the first place. I felt like I was getting enough airflow through the 1/4" hose, I just couldn't get it pointed in the exact location I desired. The flexible nozzle attached easily and I can now get the airflow pointed in the exact spot where I need it. For me, it was a bit on the pricey side... but WELL worth the money! Since I have plenty of hose left, I may take the time to hook the new hose up to the bellows and see if that actually does make much difference. All that to say... even with using the 1/4" hose and the flexible nozzle, it works GREAT!
Replaced dust blower
Posted by Unknown on 25th Feb 2019
The dust blower that I ordered was very good made and works better than original one that came with the saw.
Why just replace when you can upgrade?
Posted by Dave Carr on 2nd Nov 2018
If I had removed my broken part first, I could have figured out how to install the new part. I called Hawk and they walked me through it, as usual. The bracket was rather large and could have had a third hole to get the air hose further away from the table. The new hose delivers much more air than the old one.
No news is good news
Posted by ROBERT M KERN on 10th Apr 2018
Since I ordered this for my brother in law and we were a little unsure when we did since it was the 'larger' replacement of what he had...... and I haven't heard any negative comments from him (and I would have if it didn't work) I have to say.... no news is good news.
Best update yet !!
Posted by Jim on 13th Mar 2018
Update allows you to adjust air stream to the exact spot. Takes older Hawk units with 1/4" air lines & upgrades them with 3/8" lines from bellows to saw blade, you will notice the increased volume of air. This is a no brainier, upgrade today!!
Loc-Line Air Nozzle
Posted by Les on 19th Feb 2018
The item fits perfectly. I appreciate their response to emails!
Posted by Jason on 6th Dec 2017
I upgraded my older Hawk with this new hose kit and the pressure increased and the control hose works nicely. I had to drill out just the hole for the hose and grommet below the bellows but that's it. Very easy to install.
Posted by Mike on 17th Oct 2017
Replaced original (?) cracked and brittle hose. A pleasure to use, just swing it up out of the way for blade changes. Stays where I position it. Had to drill out 2 holes, piece of cake. Love it!
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