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Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws

Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
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Due to popular demand, this item is expected to ship mid December.

Upgrade your Scroll Saw with Pegas Blade Chuck Heads Made for Delta & DeWalt Scroll Saws

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.

See Steve Good of the Scroll Saw Workshop's full review, plus detailed assembly instructions.

This Set includes lower and upper blade clamps compatible with the Dewalt DW788-20 inch scroll saw, and the Delta 40-694-20 inch scroll saw.  Works perfectly for BOTTOM and TOP feeding scrollers.

1) These new heads are slightly lighter than the original Dewalt/Delta Chuck Heads which puts less stress on the mechanical parts of the saw and reduces vibration. 

2) Changing Blades is easier and faster

4) Protection of the mechanical parts of the scroll saw.

5) 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

Pre-Order Today, Shipping late June:

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

Pre-Order Today, Shipping late July:

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. 

Photos are taken from Steve Good's Blog post referenced above.

Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Average rating:
58 reviews

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Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Blades and Chuck Head
By 
Review is from a perspective of experienced woodworker however novice to scroll saw use.

Pgas saw blades are smoother and faster cutting than other high end blades. Because that is true I believe they last longer between blade changes.

Pgas blade chucks are easier to clamp the blades in the lower chuck head. I had difficulties with my new Dewalt 788 chuck heads twisting or bending blades in lower check head which was very frustrating. Significant reduction in time changing blades is a big improvement. Pgas chuck heads run very smoothly.

Bear Woods provided adequate delivery updates on both deliveries however I will not wait until almost out of blades to reorder as delivery is 5-10 days. Planning ahead is key to doing anything better. I am a bit surprised at the several additions needed to improve the Dewalt scroll saw experience. Pgas blades and church head clamps, lift arm, pedal switch, magnified lighting, work top base prep to reduce friction and stand.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Chuck Heads
By 
First I want to thank Bear Woods on this purchase. I was kept informed on everything that was going to happen. My chuck heads arrived just when I was told to expect them. I am still on the fence regarding the Pegas Chuck Heads. After I got them installed on my Delta scroll saw I noticed a lot of vibration that I never experienced before. I turned down the speed of the saw and the vibration went away. I also noticed that the blades tracked straighter and no side to side movement. After using the saw and cutting out various projects on different woods, I tried 3/4" pine and a Pegas #2 skip tooth blade. Turned the saw up to full speed and I thought the saw was going to jump off its stand. I forgot Pegas blades were very sharp and it took off but the vibration was extreme. I had to turn the speed down again. I have not figured out how to fix the vibration, but I do like the tracking of the blade better. Maybe someone from Bear Woods can give me some ideas to try.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Major Upgrade to DW788
By 
I saw some online reviews for the Pegas Chuck Heads about the same time as I was experiencing problems with blades slipping in my Dewalt DW788 factory chuck heads. I decided that it might be worth a try, and am I glad I did! The Pegas chuck heads came in a hard plastic case with form-fitted liner to hold each of the heads and the mounting sleeves. No instructions were included, but YouTube videos show how easy it is to install them. The heads themselves appear to be extremely well made, and once I had them on the saw, I experienced noticeably less vibration. I did not have to crank down on the adjusting knobs to tighten the blades, which brings up one quibble. For my original heads, I had purchased some oversize aluminum knobs as an upgrade to help with tightening the blade. The design of the knobs on the Pegas chuck heads is such that I can no longer use these, but that seems to be a minor trade-off. I highly recommend this upgrade to your saw.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Fantastic blade clamps
By 
The clamps are great, install is a snap, allen wrench and a socket, both in metric, old parts off, new parts in, just a bit of lube inside the bearings before you put the new sleeves in the arms on your saw, they are needle bearings inside the arms, and tighten it all back down.
Using the new clamps, I have the style with the tension lever, I used them on my DW 788 and they do work, and work well, so smooth and easy to tighten, just push lever forward and its tight, I set the main lever on the saw to its full setting, the one that rotates on the DW 788 that is, other then that, its great, one of the better up-grades out there for your saw and I know there are a lot of them out there.
Its not a waste of money, if your saw is near 2 years old as mine is, it is something to think about, you may not notice how the clamps are till you take the old ones off, I know, I learned about mine when I did the up-grade.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas blade chucks
By 
I purchased the Pegas blade chucks and noticed the difference right away, I had been having a strange sound coming from my 788, it sounded like it was in the back rocker arm but to my amazement it was the Dewalt factory blade chucks, the noise has gone away. I would recommend that when changing the blade chucks, it makes installation much easier to remove the table from the saw, after about 15 minutes of trying to put the bottom chuck on and working around the table, it hit me! Duhhhh! I also use the thumb screw knobs that Steve Good designed and found that by placing the chuck nuts on the left side makes it easier to use them. overall I would give the Pegas chucks five stars, I would also rate Bear Woods 5 stars also and recommend the Pegas blade chucks over the factory installed chucks. I did also notice that the lower chuck bearing had signs of wearing out, I have only had the saw for 7 months.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Excellent replacement heads
By 
I found the only thing lacking was included instructions, however if you go to See Steve Good of the Scroll Saw Workshop for detailed instructions you won't be disappointed. I found that they were easy to install, fit is excellent, as is the workmanship of each piece. Just be sure to align the blade before attaching them and save yourself some grief. For a few dollars more than the DeWalt heads I believe the quality more than makes up for the difference in price. They work the same as the original heads, and will probably outlast them. I do a lot of fret-work so these will be getting a real workout. Assembly took me more than a few minutes as I had to remove the table in order to replace the lower head, but then my saw sits low to the ground and working on my hands and knees it out of the question. All-in-all a good buy, and I would not hesitate recommending them as replacement heads.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas blade clamp-DeWalt
By 
I bought the Pegas blade clamp for my DeWalt DW788 because the original ones needed replacing. The blades slipped and bent the bottom part of the blade(hockey stick syndrome). The new clamps are packaged very nicely, they look great and are easy to replace.
In the center of the small arms are bearings that should be cleaned and regreased before installing new clamps. I used Super Lube synthetic.
The set screws are a little bigger diameter than stock, which might help with holding the blade and have a lock nut which is a nice feature, no Loctite needed.
I will agree with Steve Good and say that if your clamps need replacing, for a little more money you can get these that look great and work a little better.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Great Product
By 
OK, the Pegas chuck heads for my Dewalt is a huge upgrade. The blade changing is much easier, and there is even a little less vibration than there was with the original. Everything about the usage is smoother, and it not only is packaged nicely, but they even look better.
I have a complaint that relates to the time it took for me to receive the product and I'm not sure what Bear Woods can do to improve it. I paid for UPS shipping, made it clear that I was pretty desperate for the parts, but it took 11 days to get here. This was also the case the last time I ordered blades from Bear Woods. I'm sorry, but this issue will affect my future ordering decisions.

Our responseThanks for letting us know about the slow service from UPS. We will look into that. It really is frustrating. We value your input and do hope we can serve you again. The Pegas Chuck Heads are popular. Thanks for the awesome feedback.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas chucks
By 
Installed the Pegas chuck on my DeWalt and am very satisfied. Far less vibration, blade bending and breakage. Followed Steve Goods recommendations, installation was quick and easy. When installing the chucks, I also found bolts that hold the rocker arm and strut were loose, tightened them up and installed the chucks. (These are the arms the chucks attach to.) Service from Bear Woods is excellent, received my entire order on time. This was my first order from Bear Woods, very satisfied with their service and the performance and quality of their products. I ordered a set of chucks for my second saw along with more of the Pegas blades.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
OMG, Big difference
By 
Oh My Goodness, what a big difference. I have a Dewalt 788 that likes to vibrate lots when I cut on some of my wood. People give me a lot of warped pine boards. because they are very thoughtful of wanting to save me money and help with my projects. Well, because I make a lot of small things (toys), I cut down the length of the board to minimize the warp and use the most of it. No matter what I do with the "warped" boards they still had a vigorous vibration with the old chuck heads. My new Pegas heads took out a lot of the vibration and made my cutting a whole lot easier. Best investment I have made in a long time.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas chuck heads
By 
The pegas chuck head works very well so far the only concern I have is there is some side to side movement in the chuck heads , the little barrel that comes with the heads is to long and it stops the nut from squeezing the head tight against the are so it has about a 1/16 of a inch gap between the head and the arm , but so for its cutting straight and my blades don't slip anymore, and the only other thing that bothers me was it took 10 days from when I ordered it to get here but it wasn't bearwood's fault it was the mail just being slow
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Blade Clamps
By 
I had recently installed replacement blade clamps on my DeWalt scroll saw and the saw just seemed “off”. There was a lot of vibration and the cuts weren’t very smooth. I purchased the Pegas clamps for the DeWalt. I was surprised at what all came with the upgrade kit - clamps, bearing races, bolts and new knobs. It only took a few minutes to remove the old clamps, lube the bearings, and install the new Pegas clamps. Now my 18 yr old Type 1 saw is humming along like it was meant to. Great product/great seller!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
What a Team
By 
Bear Woods and Pegas Blades. Both are Outstanding and a winning combination. My main projects are intricate fretwork scenes. Since I installed my new Pegas Chuck Heads, my Dewalt 788 seems to run smoother. I started using the 2/0 straight blades in 1/4 inch Baltic Birch plywood and found that my cuts went faster and smoother. The combination of new blades and chuck heads allowed me to last longer doing what I like to do. Thanks to all the folks at Bear Woods
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Chuck heads for DW 788
By 
I decided to replace the original chuck heads on my DW 788 after reading favorable reviews. Best decision I've made in a long time. They hold the blades great and I feel I am able to make precision fret work cuts with greater accuracy and confidence. It was a very solid investment. As others have said, it's best to remove the table to install the bottom chuck! Easy replacement process. Just make sure you have a 3 mm hex wrench.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Sl-o-o-o-w shipping
By 
The items are fine. My beef is with the time it took to receive my order. I chose the lowest cost shipping Small packet USA air, which unfortunately comes with no tracking, which is itself a frustration when there is a slow delivery. The two items I ordered on Jan 29 were shipped on Jan. 31, and I finally received them Feb. 14. Fifteen days...this could have been sent by bicycle courier and arrived faster than that!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Good products
By 
The Pegas chuck heads made a noticeable improvement with my new Dewalt scroll saw. Less blade vibration and a more steady cut.
I have used various brands of scroll blades and decided to try the Pegas brand based on reviews. There is a definite quality improvement in comparison. The cut is smooth with better blade control. I am sold on these blades.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas head for Delta
By 
I should have read the desc more carefully for the replacement head but looking at some of the pics I thought it had the tension lever. Even the pic that requested the review had a lever with the title it was for a Delta saw. As it ended up, it cost me for that $30 altogether for shipping to get the correct part.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Better than OEM
By 
It's nice to install parts that are manufactured with precision and care. These clamps are lighter, fit better and are easier to use than the original clamps. They are a bit faster to use because they leave the blade exactly in place while clamping. I especially like the lock nut feature.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Scroll Saw Head
By 
Got the new parts installed with no problem. The saw takes tension and holds the blade firmly. I haven’t started any new projects as yet but the few test cuts I made were excellent. The saw, with new blade heads, is quiet and stable. Looks very promising. Cost was very satisfactory.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Happy with prices and speed of delivery
By 
As I have had some health issues that have limited my time in my basement workshop, I have not used any of the items that I ordered.

I can easily say that I am very happy with your prices and speed of delivery on the items that I ordered.

Thank You

Mark Barr
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas chuck heads
By 
Pegas chuck heads are great. Easily installed even without instructions. Delta scrollsaw appears to run smoother. Blade changes are a breeze and tensioning (being automatic) is perfect every time. As a newbie to scrolling this product has helped dramatically.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Great Product
By 
Best improvement I've done to my
dewalt. I can now hold the small blades in place without constantly resetting the blade. I wish I had done this much sooner. Thanks to Steve Good I thought would give them a try. A great recommendation from Steve.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Fantastic Results
By 
The Pegas chuck heads made a fantastic difference in the quietness of the DeWalt and lessened the blade wobble. Cutting is far better with less blade travel. Installing them was easy Great Product!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Heads
By 
I installed the heads on a saw that was almost one year old and was not impressed. I found the bearings badly worn so I replaced it with a new Dewalt 788 and found it to be wonderful. I like it!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas scroll saw chuck heads
By 
The pegas chuck heads for Dewalt scroll saw did significantly reduce vibration. I am very satisfied with the purchase. The bearings are twice the length of the factory installed bearings.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Blade Chucks
By 
So far so good. Wish they had come with some instructions as they function somewhat differently than the original chucks. I'm also never sure how far to tighten down bolts in machinery.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
wow
By 
Big diference in my old Dewalt. Increased speed with out chattering.Blade tracks a lot better.I am impressed.Seems like a new saw.












Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Clamps
By 
Received the Pegas clamps for the DeWalt Scroll Saw - excellent product - arrived from Bear Woods in a timely manner as advertised. Great company to deal with across the border!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Blade Clamps
By 
Adding these blade clamps has been the greatest thing I have ever done for my scroll saws. I put them on the two saws I use and they outshine the original DeWalt clamps.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
chuck heads by pegas
By 
Delivery was made 4 days before expected.
Instructions would have been helpful but not really needed. The Steve Good instructions provided were all the help needed.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Scroll sawchuck heads by Pegas
By 
These chuck heads are great. They have reduced the vibration by at least 90 percent and are very simple to install and use. I highly recommend them.

Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
GREAT SERVICE
By 
Haven't had a chance to install the blade clamps on my Dewalt yet, but the service and shipping times are OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you again, repeat customer!!
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Lots of grip
By 
I keep my blades very tight and these clamps have so far allowed me to go very tight without worrying about the blade slipping out of the clamps.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt
By 
Installed in no time. Much better positive feel when clamping the blades vs. the original clamps. Can't say it's any faster or less vibration.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Chuck heads
By 
Easy to install, significantly reduced vibration and appears to do a better job of keeping the blade horizontal. Well worth the investment.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saw Chuck Head
By 
Received it yesterday fit it and work excellent. I am from South Africa took a long time to reach me but the wait was worth it. Thanks
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Saw modification
By 
A very simple item to install but no literature or instructions with it. Reference to on-line instructions in request for review
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegasus replacement blade holders
By 
These fit delta 788 and take most of vibration away! Much better than the original equipment. Highly recommended
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Very nice
By 
Very nice product. Just installed them and have not had time to really use them. Easy install. Look good too.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
blade clamps
By 
this was a good investment, very nice add-on / replacement, worth the wait for development ............
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Chuck Head for DeWalt 788
By 
They are great, easy to install and I can feel a difference when I'm cutting at a high speed.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Blade holders
By 
I installed the blade holders and yes my blade cutting was much greater with no vibration.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Less vibs
By 
Love them, installed them right away, which was a snap, and I’m happy I went for them.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Got It
By 
Pegas Scroll Saw Chuck received and installed on my DeWalt Scroll Saw . Works Fine !
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
The Best
By 
Always like doing business with them, good prices and quality merchandise
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Super Scroll Saw Blades
By 
Blades are amazing..great cutting. Seems to last forever. Great blade.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Pegas Chuck Heads
By 
They have made blade changing much easier. No blade slipping yet.
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
nice accessory
By 
i have a delta scroll saw and it fit perfectly works great
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
Chuck head
By 
has not added this yet. really like this will be great
Scroll Saw Chuck Heads by Pegas Made for DeWalt & Delta Scroll Saws
owner
By 
They work great I recommend them to everyone.