I have a 10A Craftsman Reciprocating Saw with a Flip Open Blade Holder.
I am unable to use blades from other manufacturers in it as they seem
to be thicker than the Craftsman blades. Is this a common problem and
is there a fix?
Others are made with that style holder so I'd look to see if there is
anything preventing it from opening all the way. Or perhaps it's got
an adjustment somewhere. Worst case disassembly and a little filing
or grinding should solve your problem and from then on just by regular
replacement blades at lowes or home depot.
I had resigned myself to doing that but thought I would ask if there's
some simple adjustment I could do first. It looks like there's a cap
head screw holding it onto the arm which goes back into the gearbox but
there's no way to get to it without taking the casing apart.
I guess I'll learn more than I wanted to know about this saw before I'm
Thanks for all the replies.
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