I sand the top holding pin on the scroll saw blade . I take a little off both sides so it will fit threw a smaller hole . Sometimes I remove the upper pin and then reinstall it . I also use a sticky floor square cut to match the cutting surface and the just cut a line to the location of the blade and stick to the saw. This allows me to cut really small pieces with out them trying to go down the base hole .I modified a pair of pliers to remove and install the upper blade pin .