Conversion Kit for Ultra saws to use the newer upper blade holder. This conversion kit allows you to replace the upper blade holder without ever worrying about damaging the upper arm of your saw. This kit includes:
1 Top Blade Holder Bracket Assembly (#705-0153)
1 Front Cam (#715-2154)
1 Front Cam Handle (#715-2168)
1 Upper Ultra Blade Holder (#615-1182A).
This replaces the Upper Ultra Blade Holder #615-1182 where you have to push a pin out of the arm that holds the blade holder in place, then push another pin in with the replacement blade holder. The Bracket Assembly fits into place with a pin where the old pin would hold your blade holder. It then never needs to come out unless you need to replace the front cam. The Upper Ultra Blade Holder #615-1182A has the pin pre-installed and clips into place in the bracket.
Worked for vs220 upgrade, read more
Posted by Nathan D on 19th Mar 2019
Make sure you install the cam barrel per the fuzzy instruction picture. The instructions are marginal, and the machining on the aluminum parts is marginal.
Posted by Steve on 10th Jan 2018
I thought the instructions were good. The upper arm blade holder was fairly easy to replace. Getting the pin out and in that holds the part in place was the most difficult to deal with. Not that impressed with the new blade holder. Too accustomed to the older style. I do understand the new design, just partial to original.
Extremely hard to install
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2017
Extremely hard to remove and install without instructions. Ask for help if its stuck
Upper Blade holder upgrade
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2017
The part came with only a small delay while waiting for fulfillment. The instructions were clear making installation straightforward. The upgrade will make future changing of the upper blade holder easy on my old Hawk 226VS.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Apr 2017
The parts I ordered had great installation instructions as well as being well manufactured.
Replacement part for older Hawk
Posted by Unknown on 16th Mar 2016
This part perfectly replaced the older (worn out) style upper blade holder on my Hawk 220 VS Scroll saw
Easy to install!
Posted by Myron Bragg on 6th Jan 2016
The replacement head was easy to install and the instructions for adjustment were easy to follow.
Woks well and fit perfect
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jan 2015
Makes the old saw like new
Posted by XBC on 17th Dec 2014
The upper blade holder conversion fit perfectly on my older Hawk 220VS. This is a nice addition since my older blade holder was quite worn . With this conversion bracket the upper blade holder can be easily replaced without removing the upper arm.
UPPER BLADE HOLDER BRACKET CONVERSION KIT
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jul 2014
Once I got it installed it worked perfectly - changing blades is now a simple process and they stay clamped - did not realize how much the old clamp had worn - makes it fun to scroll again.