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Acton1775
Ryobi Cordless Sawzall
Acton1775

I recently purchased a Ryobi 18v cordless sawzall. I happened to use it this past weekend on a deck project. The blade continually pulled free from the locking mechanism. Has anyone else run into this or is it me??

jkirk
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jkirk

this is semi common among recips. try shooting some wb40 into the blade release mechinism, it may not be fully engaging. other wise try a different brand of blade. some blades are thinner and dont stay in place. if it still happens take the saw back and get something different

keith3267
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keith3267

I have one of these. The Ryobi seems to have more resistance to inserting the blade. Make sure you are getting all the way in. I think I sprayed some oil into mine too.

Acton1775
Re: Ryobi Cordless Sawzall
Acton1775

I will give the WD40 a try. I have to admit I was suprised when the blades that came with the saw had a problem. Thanks for the advice!

jkirk
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jkirk

believe it or not most blades that come with power tools arent worth using. no matter what brand or what type of saw this is usually the case, i own every type of saw just about and have had multiples of some all of different makes. the first thing i do is change the blade right out of the package

Acton1775
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Acton1775

Considering how things are these days that doesn't suprise me. It's a money making scheme if I ever heard one. Anyway thanks for the heads up on it. I will try new blades.

jkirk
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jkirk

its not really a money making scheme, just blades wear out really quick especially recip blades. i easily go through $500 worth of recip blades in the course of a year, and thats buying in bulk where you get a 12" demolitioin blade for $4 a peice as opposed to $12 individually at big box stores.

anything other than mitre saw and table saw blades are designed to be thrown out not resharpened

Acton1775
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Acton1775

I understand about them wearing out but these were brand new blades. It was the first time I had used them. I just don't understand why they would pull free like that.

jkirk
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jkirk

depends on the brand of blade some are garbage some are great.

i stick to milwaukee brand recip blades or hilti, these two brands make the best blades. ive tried countless others, dewalt blades last 2 seconds and cost just as much as the far superior milwuakee, bosch blades are ok. the freud recip blades are dirt cheap but dont last

Sten
Re: Ryobi Cordless Sawzall
Sten

Make sure that when you put the blade in, the hole in the blade is positioned correctly over the little pin, that may have something to do with it.

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