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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 10-31-2010 09:14 PM 839 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newbiewoodworker

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10-31-2010 09:14 PM

Okay, so i was using it to cut through some angle iron.. when all of a sudden the blade flew out.. okay.. no problem… So I rechucked the blade.. I tried to shake it lose by hand.. no luck.. so I figured it was good..

Well heres the good part… It ran for 10 seconds, before firing the blade across the room… I mean it went off like a gun.. It also shot the chucking mechanism out, which I had to fuss with to get it to go back in…

I dont know what could have caused this… I mean it was 100% tight.. So I sent the owner(grandfather) an email asking why his tools dont like me… :)

Any ideas?

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."


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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 10-31-2010 09:21 PM

Sorry to hear this,could it be binding or catching on the cut they don’t cut on the straight I don’t think instaed of recipricating ion a staight line I think the only cut on the back stroke and the forward relieves the cut of swarf.I could be wrong.I have several but air operated so I don’t know too much but if it is binding this may cause a snatch situation where the blade is litterally pulled out of it’s socket also check the strength and fitting of the securing screws maybe you could replace these if they are worn down ie threads are worn . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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newbiewoodworker

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 09:26 PM

Thanks…

When it decided to turn my workshop into a firing range, the blade was not engaged in any material… I held it and pulled the trigger, just to ensure it worked…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 09:39 PM

We run a ton of sawzalls at work and destroy them equally as fast. This happens from time to time when the blade binds up on the metal it eventually disengages that little pin from the hole in the blade. Try a few squirts of WD40 down in there twist it around some, pull the trigger to get the drippy stuff put, rechuck your blade and see how she does.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 10:50 PM

I should probably also add, this is an older saw, it was also my great grandfathers(see the pattern here.. lol).. Its a craftsman, and I dont think there is a little pin… Its an older, allen keyed one.. no quick release here….

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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Jack_T

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 11:19 PM

Maybe it is time to send it to the service center for refurbishing. Your lucky you haven’t been hurt yet.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 02:01 AM

I turns out it was my error… I must not have screwed it in enough, some how… I put the blade back in, this time triple checking it, and it worked fine…knock on wood…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#7 posted 11-01-2010 06:28 PM

Not the only one to have an operator error in the shop, been there myself.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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