|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 10-28-2010 11:23 PM||1168 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-28-2010 11:23 PM
My grandfather brought the sabre saw down for me to borrow, since the angle grinder wasnt making straight enough cuts for me. But neither him, nor I know what the little knob is for on the trigger. I figured it had to do with speed, but we tried it in every position, and it doesnt seem to do a thing…
He complained that it kicked like a shotgun… so I told him he was probably cutting on too high of speed, since it can be used for wood and metal, so metal probably uses the lower speed…
Does anyone know what this knob is for… its on the trigger, where you would put your finger…
The model is from maybe the late 80s Early 90s. He told me his father bought it as a “toy” to play around with. He was an electrican by trade, and probably wanted something to see if it made things easier. I tried to look it up, but no cigar.
Its Craftsman, all black body, comes with a case. Gold lettering. Two prong plug. 1in stroke size, Variable Speed.
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