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Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas - Improve your Saw!

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Upgrade your Scroll Saw with Pegas Blade Chuck Heads - 40% lighter, Less Vibration.


See list below for compatibility - also works with DeWalt and Delta models listed below.


These new “Blade Chuck Heads” (also known as Blade Clamps) were developed in Switzerland by Pégas in association with the HEIG engineering school in Yverdon. 
The studies and the tests demonstrated that the weight of these heads is in direct relation with the service life and the vibrations of the machine.

1) These new heads, manufactured with aeronautical aluminum for resilience and optimal weight, are 40 % lighter than you original Heads. 

2) Vibration will be greatly reduced

3) Changing Blades is easier and faster

4) Better protection of the mechanical parts of the scroll saw.

As you can see, they are clearly more compact than original heads and even easier of use. The assembly of these new Heads is very simple and takes only a few minutes.



Blade Chuck Version Comparison Components

Suitable For Which Saws

Reviews and Assembly Instructions

1) SS-PEGAS-CHUCK
The Original
Top and Bottom Scroll Saw Blade Clamps plus Tension Lever

Suitable for all EXCALIBUR (green, Anniversary and black models), EXCELSIOR, SEYCO ST-21 and KING Scroll Saws.  Lots of people are already loving them for the DeWalt 788 and Delta 690 as well.

Review by Steve Good.

2) SS-DWPEGAS-CHUCK

 

Top and Bottom Clamp replacement (No tension lever as there is one at the front of these saws) For DeWalt 788 and Delta 690 Review by Steve Good.

3) SS-JETPEGAS-CHUCK

 

Bottom Blade Clamp replacement. (Want to change both clamps? Order the Original. JET JWSS-22 Scroll Saw.  See Steve's comments in the post on the Original. Review by Steve Good. 

All parts are included to make this quick and simple replacement. Steve Good's review also shows how to remove your existing blade clamps and install the new one.

 

Specifications

Aeronautical Grade Aluminum clamp.

There is a swivel on the end of the thumb screw that contacts with the blade. Instead of the blade spinning when you tighten it down, the swivel stays in place on the blade allowing the thumb screw to rotate without turning the blade.

Renewal Kits also available - to replace the components that come into contact with the blade.  Click here to order some.

Average rating:
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125 reviews

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Featured positive reviews:

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Great quality, fast delivery 06/17/2020
By Abelardo Senal
I forgot the dates already but my order arrived four days later. This for me is very fast, an amazing service considering that I am from the Philippines and right at the middle of Quarantine lockdown where I live! Super! Thank you. I will surely place an order again.
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Fantastic quality 10/25/2020
By Marvin Huddleston
These blade holders have renewed my Scrollsaw and it operates better than new! These have ended slipping blades and the frequent broken blades on my Excalibur 21! I am a completely happy camper!
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Amazing 11/26/2019
By Steven Hauser
I teach technology education and have a Hegner, an old 440 delta scroll saw, excalibur and a pegas saw(recently purchased) as part of my tech shop. The excalibur scroll saw was lying around like a shiny paper weight that never really held blades until I installed the Pegas chuck. Thanks to the Pegas chuck the Excalibur saw has been rejuvenated to a fine working, low vibration saw. Students use this saw daily in an inconsistent manner, pushing too hard sometimes with only one blade slipping off over a month. The new chuck makes the excalibur more enjoyable to use then the expensive Hegner that is sitting next to it. The Hegner is a great sturdy saw however the table is smaller and runs a little rougher. The trick with the Pegas chuck is only make it hand tight and it will hold the blade fine. I believe once you start wrenching the clamp down too tight that is when it will ruin. Finally the red anodized color makes this chuck really cool. BTW the old Delta is one of the most precis
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Great Product 07/27/2019
By Jeff Vortisch
I purchased a new Seyco ST-21 in January of this year. I love the saw but very disappointed in the upper and lower blade holders. I never could figure out just how to easily to put either the top or bottom blades back into the holders. Sometimes it took close to a half a minute for get the top blade back into the saw. I heard about these replacements and based on the cost I hesitated in getting them. Finally two weeks ago I ordered them, They arrived on Tuesday and I installed them on Wednesday. I absolutely have to say this was the best money I have ever spent. This made my saw exactly what I wanted. The blade changes or now so simple and easy. I loved my saw before but now I would not trade it for any thing. And as a side note, I was considering the Pegas with the Seyco when I ordered my saw. I choose the Seyco only because of the table size. Thanks again for offering this great product.

Jeff in South Carolina
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Pegas Heads 03/25/2018
By Rodney Trezise
I replaced my original Excalibur blade holding heads with the Pegas ones. Very quick and easy to install.
The Pegas heads are less cumbersome and a bit easier to use than the original items.
The Pegas heads also seem to tighten the blade to the correct tension when flipping the tension lever. My original excalibur heads didn't seem to tension enough. I was always tightening the tension knob at the back of the machine by about 1/8th to a 1/4 of a turn to get the blade tight enough. I don't have to do this with the Pegas heads, just flip the lever and cut.
This makes the whole process a lot quicker, particularly with internal cuts where the blade is constantly being installed etc.
Good quality item and well made.
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It was all good!! 10/08/2020
By Rod Martinez
I purchased the Pegas blade chucks and they are great the packaging and delivery was outstanding!! I have an old EX30 and didn't use it for over a year cause the blade kept slipping out. I started scrolling in 1980 with an rbi hawk got purty good at it and started selling them at fairs and trade shows. after wearing out 3 rbi hawks I tried a Hegner in 1990 and started selling those I was given the EX30 and didn't like it. Now that I got the blade chucks from ya'll it much better I use it for the long things and my Hegners for most everything else my chair has wheels so I have them down low! Cheers to a Job well done!!
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Product and Service Satisfaction. 08/16/2018
By David Gandy
I ordered the new Pegas Blade Chuck on Aug. 10th, and received it and some blades on Aug. 15th.
The product was well packed, and easy to remove.
I did have an issue with removing one of the bearings



that was in the saw, but once I got it out, everything went great.
The hardest part of using the chuck is learning just how easy it is to operate.. No slip, no loss of tension.
When I inured about the product, the people at Bear Woods were very helpful.
Very happy with mdse. and service I received from Bear. I highly recommend them.

Dave Gandy
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Pegas Heads 08/07/2018
By Charles Green
They do improve my saw!!! I was able to cut out one compound cut rose leaf, both sides with one blade. Before I had to use two blades. I did not have any release problems from the tension lever. They took off about 5-8 minutes in cut time for each leaf. There is no side give when cutting the thicker side of the pattern which creates a square cut resulting in the finished piece just falling apart. There was also no problem with heat burning the material. I am very satisfied with the performance of the saw since attaching the heads. I will recommend them to my friends. Thank you.
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High quality 08/22/2019
By Robert Stavis
Outstanding product. Makes blade changing easier. Blade is very secure, retaining proper tension. I have no reluctance about releasing the blade to make an interior cut because I know how easy it is to re-secure it. Installation was easy, although some instructions would have been nice. It was harder to remove my old chuck heads than to install the new ones. The new heads arrived very timely and very well packaged. A high quality product that has helped me with scroll sawing. I will certainly do additional business with Bear Woods. Excellent product and excellent company.
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Fantistic 12/10/2018
By Harry Webb
I ordered these chuck heads by Pegas and hoped that they would make a difference. What I found is that they make a huge difference in so many ways. The saw runs quieter, there is less vibration, and finally, I can now see where the blade goes in the chuck. I can't understand why the scroll saw manufacturers don't use a similar approach. They were quite easy to install and I noticed such a difference right away. Well worth the price. I saw one review that said there was not much difference...I seriously object to this opinion.
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Excalibur Heads 09/26/2018
By James Reitz
Fixed problems scroll saw had since purchase. My saw was made just before Excalibur disappeared from market place. The pegas heads fixed most of the quaility problems from manufacturer. Wish I'd found them 2+ years ago. Thats Steve Good for reviewing this product. The Pegas blades are another joy. Been using FD for many years. For some reason the last couple orders of FD blades have suffered from quality problems. Again, the Pegas Blades are really great!
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Excellent quality and easy to install 03/06/2019
By Anna R.
I have an Excelsior 16" scroll saw and do a lot of fretwork. My original chuck head had worn out and I was told that in order to replace some or all of the parts, I'd have to order each piece separately! When I saw the Peas complete set, I ordered it for its simplicity and Pegas' reputation for quality. It really was easy to install and it's easy to use - no more fiddling to get the blade to hold and tension properly. The order was received promptly too.
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Pegas Blade Chuck Heads 03/04/2019
By Steve
Pros:
Installed easily and worked great the first time I used them. Noticed an immediate improvement over the Excalibur clamps. Worth the price to not have to worry about blade slippage.
Cons:
Need to provide instructions on how to install/adjust the screw/thumb screw to get the correct setup to clamp the blade. I have used and adjusted my Excalibut saw for years and knew the procedure. It may be a little different for the Pegas clamps.
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It works 05/25/2018
By Roberta Moreton
When I bought my EX 21, I had problems with the blade slipping, tension relaxing, I replaced the top white tension thing, no help. I sanded the ends of my blades, no help. I hated my Saw.
I should have kept my old one.
Then I bought the Pegas Chuck Heads. Now my EX runs so much better! It is like finally getting the saw I was expecting when I bought my EX!
All problems solved! Easy to use, works every time! Thank You!
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Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas 08/01/2018
By Bryce Landenberger
I'm very happy with these heads. My old heads were getting somewhat worn and had a tendency to release mid-cut. These were easy to install and seem to work very well. While it is somewhat subjective they appear to reduce the vibration, but what is clear is that the flip lever appears to engage more easily and does not give any indication that they will slip like my old heads. In my case it was money well spent.
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Pegas Clamps 10/14/2018
By Gayle Mortenson
Purchased these recently and they arrived with a bolt missing. After emailing, the bolt was couriered to me promptly - great service! These clamps exceeded my expectation - my saw is now fun to use. They make blade changing easy and the EX21 is now rapidly becoming my favourite to use after gathering dust for a year or more. I will recommend these clamps and Bear Wood to anyone interested
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Replacement ends 05/06/2018
By Milton Moon
Do you have replacement set screws and tips. Same problem as with original parts on Excalibur saw. The clamp (top does seem to work better, but bottom clamp worked better for a while, but now blades are slipping. I am a top feeder. Approximately 1000 cuts on clamp. Thought servo repair screw and tip would work, but it is shorter. Are replacement sets available?
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Hank 10/02/2018
By Henry Worden
The Pegasus blade clamps far exceeded my expectations. They highly improved the slight vibration of my saw that I was not aware of until they were installed and in use. I highly recommended them for any saw they might fit. I do wish they had some instructions to work with. Even without the instructions the clamps were not difficult to install.
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Pegas Chucks. 04/19/2019
By Bob Tucker
Hi.
The Pegas Chuck Heads are doing what I was told they would do. I saw about four hours a day and I wanted chucks that would hold up. Time well tell the story. Shipping was to long. It took 9 days. Most other things I order I can get in about a week. Question: Do you sell just the insert to these chucks as well?

Thanks.
Bob T.
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Pegas blade chuck 01/14/2019
By freeman pascal
Installed on my saw was very quick and easy. I would give it 6 stars if I could. I thought I had a new saw. What I like most is the ease of changing blades. I can see the top of the blade to clamp it. To say that it is the best thing since sliced bread and bottled beer is an understatement. Would I recommend it to other scrollers? yes
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Chuck heads 06/22/2018
By Joe Collar
Very impressed with the packaging that the scroll saw Chuck heads came in. I immediately put them on which was very easy to do. Turning my saw on I could see immediately that there was less vibrations than with the old heads. I feel that these replacement heads is the
well worth the price I paid for it thank you very much
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Thanks! 12/06/2018
By Nick de Vries
What a difference your Chuck Heads make to our scroll saw experience! My wife makes wooden artwork and I make the frames. After a few months feeling a bit depressed about blades breakages, I decided to surprise her with the Pegas chuck heads, now she is powering through the stock and enjoying herself again - smiling...
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Pegas chuck heads 10/08/2018
By Lawrence Armstrong
Purchased a set for my Excalibur EX-21. Amazing difference from the stock blade clamps. Noticeably less vibration plus changing and clamping blades is a breeze. A very high quality product compared to the stock Excalibur versions. I highly recommend these as a must have item for any serious scroller!
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Pegas clamps 02/15/2018
By Kenneth Muzylowsky
The set came packaged really and it was simple to install. I have only used the new clamps for a couple of hour but they do seem to be a little easier to use for my arthritic hands. Like Steve Good said I don't see a noticeable difference in vibration. Overall I am happy with the clamps early on.
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Very happy customer 09/18/2019
By James McGuire
The chuck is unbelievable simple to install and works great. What an improvement on my King Canada 30 inch saw. Love the feature where I can see how the blade sits in the holder and know the set screw is right in place. Should of bought this 6 months ago and saved myself a ton of issues.
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Nice update 04/10/2018
By Sherman O Loges
Got these clamps installed, then took them for a test drive was amazed at how smooth the cut was. Part of the improvement was due to the fact that the original lower blade holder was damaged from the use of pliers to get the blade to stay put, resist.

Defiantly RECCOMEND
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Pegas Chucks 02/03/2019
By Jimmy Prince
It is amazing how much better my 7 year old saw works with these chucks. I have changed out the factory chucks several times over the years but never got the performance these Pegas chucks provide. Blade changes are MUCH easier and quicker. Vibration was significantly reduced.
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Pegas chuck heads 06/22/2018
By JAMES Green
Read advertisement in magazine and decided to try them. Very happy I made the move. Had already replaced the chuck heads once due to wear and felt I was getting close to another change. Lessened vibration was notable. Blade changes are easier. Worth the investment!!
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Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas 05/15/2018
By Carl Hefford
I am very pleased with the Scroll Saw Chuck Heads for my Scroll Saw. They were very simple to install and they work flawlessly. Bear Woods Canada provided excellent service and it was unexpectedly quick getting shipped and I received it before expected. Thanks
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Pegas Scroll Saw Chuck Heads 10/15/2018
By Tony Halley
Just to let you know that the clamps for my Excalibur EX21 fitted perfectly and simply! They have decreased the vibration and improved the ease of blade changing no end!! Thanks to your great Customer Service team for providing great service to Australia!!
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ex16 blade clamps 10/18/2018
By tom mullen
after 4 years and thousands of cuts, the blade clamp finally stripped out. i had read lots of good of the pegas clamps. replacement was simple and easy. getting the blade into the clamps is extremely easier than the stock clamps. great purchase for sure!
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AWESOME 12/23/2019
By Colette Fondren
I ordered the pegasus replacement head for my EX 21 and I LOVE IT!!I I love in Louisiana and the shipping from Bear Woods always comes super fast even with the standard option. I trust Bear Woods 100% and every thing I order it top quality. Thanjs
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scroll saw chuck heads by pegas 12/11/2018
By claude rivet
I have and old excalibbur scroll saw with no quick blade change . Ordered and installed the Pegas chuck on it . It was very easy to install and it works great . The chuck is made with precision and of quality metal . I'm completely satisfied .
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Scroll saw addict 04/16/2018
By David Hemenway
With the new heads I can now wear out a blade before breakage and do not have to tighten up the blade with the back adjustment on my Excalibur scroll saw. They may seem a bit pricey but you sure do get what you pay for, Thanks
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scroll saw chuck heads 12/03/2018
By Gregory DeLong
needed these for my old excaliber saw. i was able to install them within 15 minutes or less and am very pleased with how they work. My old chucks were worn and kept popping up on me. So far no problems with the pegas chuck heads
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Pegas Chuck Heads 01/22/2019
By Dennis Knappen
I installed them on the EX21. Installation took about 30 minutes. I wish there was instructions in the package as I had to look online. The performance is great with no blade slippage. I have yet to cut thick wood.
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made saw feel new 05/20/2019
By Donald Spears
My saw ia a 20+ year old Excalibur EX 30 vs black), the original. I was having some vib. and upper blades chuck not holding, Installed the Pegas chuck head and thought I had a new saw. Great product, easy to install.
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Pegas head for Delta 07/19/2018
By Floyd Jines
These are the tension lever version installed on a Delta 40-694 saw. They work very well. Allows quick release of the tension without having to turn the tension knob and then resetting after blade re-positioning.
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Pegas-Chuck 02/03/2019
By James Farr
A little pricey but well worth it holds blades with no slippage and very little pressure on thumb screws. Very well made chuck only thing that could have been better is making lever easier to replace if necessary
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Works great 03/30/2020
By Michael Wix
I mounted the pegas chuck heads on my Dewalt788. Did the job I was looing for, tensioning is more consistent and and having less blade breakage. Very happy with this product and the service you provided. Mike
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Happy customer 01/20/2020
By Alan Duke
Very nice product. Installed easily and works great. Can you get me the 21" Scroll Saw through the Canadain branch, I really would like to get one. Please let me know, thank you.
alduke@telusplanet.net
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Excellent! 03/04/2019
By TanTapGNA
Purchased this after seeing it demonstrated by Steve Good (Scroll saw workshop) on YouTube. Installed it on my Excalibur 30 . Works better than the original. I would highly recommend the Ss-Pegas-chuck.
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Not a happy customer. 10/04/2019
By Laura Shannon
I love the product, but, customer service and shipping was very poor. I will be ordering from another company from now on. I would recommend the pegas chuck heads to anyone. They are a great product.
Our responseSo glad to hear you love the product. I'm sorry to hear the service didn't meet your expectations. We hear your concerns and are addressing them internally. Thanks for sharing feedback.
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Pegaw Chucks 08/25/2018
By Leonard Lafferty
Thank God I learned about your company and these products. I just finished my plague and the chucks were fantastic, Your blades great, not one broke. If you other good scroll products let know.
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Fantastic 04/24/2018
By Matthew Brennan
You did a fantastic job. not just in the quality of the parts, but in their timely arrival considering I live on the Arse end of the planet.

Great stuff all. Ps. sorry about the language.
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Pegas chucks 02/09/2019
By steve Toomes
I like these a lot...I have put about 10hrs on them since receiving, and they are performing great! My only suggestion would be to center and lock in the set screw before they leave the factory.
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they work 01/14/2020
By Richard Reiter
They work well, postage and the price of the pegas heads are little two high, but they got here and they work. If I need to buy anymore I will buy them from a firm in the United States.
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Scroll saw chuck head 08/23/2018
By Bruce Thomas
It was super easy to install, also keeps the blade tight with less pressure on the thumb screws. I think the saw works better than it did when new. I am very happy with my purchase.
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Very happy customer. 05/11/2020
By Robert Morris
I installed the Pegas heads on my 16in Excalibur saw I've owned for years. The difference was amazing. I'm more than satisfied with them. I wish you made them for my RBI Hawk saw.
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Great Purchase 04/04/2018
By Carol Sida
The purchase was easy and Bear Woods is great to work with. The Scrollsaw Chuck Head works wonderful. It was such an improvement. My blades have not slipped at all so far.
 
Tips

Thanks to Miter Mike - Michael Anthony Murray for this great install video.

Thanks to Cass from Stone Mill and Co - for this great install video.

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