Saws - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

What about the saw? Do you have a question?

Saws | Answered 2 days ago

Might be a lever, might be a screw which would be visible on the shaft (screw being standard, phillips or allen.) If running into 'it will not fit', please see my other answer

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

It would take an owner to confirm if your unit is normal. I say run it until it dies. Here is some background (but I can't explain the noise.)
The inernal device allowing the variable speed is a varrister (sp?) and may go bad, though totally broken is more likely as in any/many electrical things. The initial full-speed could help prevent a burnout, as my friend recommends for ceiling fans because of the 'strain' starting the fan at low speed (truth or fiction?) I have destroyed one sabar saw by depressing the switch slightly and hold it there while the blade was not moving. Lesson learned.
Actually, a varister has only 2 leads and therefor your speed controller must surely be a little squear block with several wires. Replaceable but I'd wait until it dies.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

Could be as simple as the blade is the wrong blade for the saw.
Naturally, compare the old and new blades. If you got the unit at a yard sale, the blades included may be the wrong type.
I am aware of 3 types. One has a L shape. One has a narrow top with kind of a collar/bulge near the top. The third has the same shape throughout like a popsicle-stick.
If your blade is type 3, you can file down or grind off part which gets inserted into the saw. This would be the middle of three dimensions meaning the side where the teeth are.
Option number 4; there is a stub stuck in the saw shaft. Can't put two objects in the same space, so you have a challage to get the old stub out. Pounding might work but maybe sawdust has semi-cemented it up there.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

Not locked

Blade Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

Dewalt Jig Saw

DeWalt Jig Saw MANUAL ManualsOnline com

Blade catch wears out too fast
I loved this tool when it was working but after not that much use the teeth that hold the blade under pressure no longer hold hard enough to prevent the blade from coming out. The mechanism that holds the blade has no catch hole, it uses a few serated teeth to pressure hold the blade in place. Unfortunately, once the pressure starts to lessen you can't tighten it down...

Dewalt 331K 6.5... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

Not finding what you are looking for?
Saws Logo

16,045 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saws Experts

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

54195 Answers

ray gallant
ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

64252 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

2010 Answers

Are you a Saw Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides