|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 06-21-2015 03:54 AM||596 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-21-2015 03:54 AM
Ok, spent $10 on a sawzall by Makita at a yard sale awhile back
Motor works great! The only thing wrong is the parts that hold the blade in place. Fellow said that a screw was missing
I removed the adjustable shoe, and the rubber boot. No blade clamp in site. Ordered the clamp from Makita.
Test fit showed a pin sticks out too far to allow a blade into the clamp. Clamp itself doesn’t quite go onto the arm. Close but not quite. There is a hole for a bolt in the rounded parts of both the clamp, and the arm. About the same place as that pin…
Sooo,,, Do I drill out that pin, re-tap the hole, and add a new bolt from the rounded side? Maybe use it to pull the clamp tight to the arm? I also picked up the set screw to hold the blade in the clamp. Just need to install the clamp.
Went out and bought a ToolShop $40 sawzall to tide me over until I can figure this Makita out. Used that one twice, so far. Would like to get the Makita up and running, bEFORE the toolshop one dies…
Any ideas out there….Buying a BRAND NEW SAW IS OUT. Have spent enough now on this project.
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