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    I have bought the jig saw, circ saw and the 18v cordless hammer drill ( w/ handle behind clutch) and I am excited each time I pull them from thier cases. But my question pertains to the reciprocating saw. I have noticed that once the blade is locked in the tool it seems to move a little to much. I was just wondering if I should be considering this as a saftey hazard. Other than that it seems to be a solid well rounded saw.

  • #2
    I guess it depends on what "a little too much" movement is to you.

    Most "tool-less" recip saws don't hold the blade quite as firmly as the old style.

    I haven't had problems from mine.

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    • #3
      My DeWalt corded has maybe 1/16" lateral play, but this has never been a problem and I've given the saw some good work-outs.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Re: lose blades on the reciprocating saw

        My R8442B recip saw is 9 months old and the blade lock sticks in locked position and then in the unlocked position. Blades are hard to get out and then hard to lock in.

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        • #5
          Re: lose blades on the reciprocating saw

          Try a little compressed air to clean it up and then a squirt of WD40. I bet it works wonders for this.

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