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  • saw blade won't seat properly!!

    I own a Rigid reciprocating saw and used it only twice. Now for some reason the blades won't lock in and seat properly. I thought it might have been blocked by metal chips but I blew that all out and still any blade won't stay in..

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    Re: saw blade won't seat properly!!

    I have a Dewalt and had the same problem. I wire brushed the paint off the end of the blade that goes in the saw and that fixed it. I think I got a batch of blades that had to much paint on them.
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      Re: saw blade won't seat properly!!

      I had a similar problem with a jigsaw. Until the mechanism was broken-in a little extra push when installing the blade solved it. Once the jigsaw had been used for awhile the problem went away.
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        Re: saw blade won't seat properly!!

        I have a dewalt that does the same thing every now and then, seems a little dirt gets into the lock, try a shot of wd40 or your favorite flavor of slippery stuff.

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          Re: saw blade won't seat properly!!

          We had the same recip at work and the problem we were having was that the lever that turns the collar to release/install the blade was not turning the collar far enough to open the mechanism for the blade to fit in. After a visit to the local service center the problem was fixed. The release lever was replaced and havent had that problem since.



          Bill

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