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Old 12-06-2009, 10:10 PM
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dewalt sawzall technical Q

got a one year old dewalt sawzall and a few months ago i was using it to cut up a whole bunch of aluminum stock metal for scrap and well i think it got stuck or something and now it sometimes doesnt catch and reciprocate and you have to bump the blade while pulling the trigger to get it going again,
and also now it makes a constant kind of gear tooth mesh noise in the middle of it inside.

what happened?

is this a major failure, or are these adjustable or something?

works fine until it stops reciprocating, then you gotta start again or bump it, etc,

its not even a small one, its a medium sized heavier one i figured it would hold up for a lonnnnnng time without any trouble and ive not used it hardly at all..

hmm..

thanks for anything


update:

hmm well i just disassembled it a bit ago and found that the main gears are stripped, one on the end of the motor, and the big one that runs the reciprocating unit.

any chance you can get new dewalt gears for cheap anywhere?

probably not..

hmm

im not gonna buy another dewalt one

whats a good one to buy that will actually last for more than a year or so?

i barely ever used the freakin thing.. sheesh.. just some thin aluminum angle and 2x4 lumber... every now and then..



i got buddies who run the hell out of there all the time on iron stock and junk cars and for years and still going strong.

even our dewalt cordless 18 volt one is goin strong and we've put it through hell for many years now around here cuttin steel and junk and such.


i dont understand it...

hmm never mind i just found an older milwaukee one here we never use. it can just go home with me, yay.

problem solved.

good deal.

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Old 12-07-2009, 06:49 AM
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Funny, and I enjoyed the read - - - - If you had known the ending ahead of time you could have put it in the Daily Funny - - - Revisited - - - hahahaha

Enjoy the Milwaukee !
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DeWalt - another Black & Decker POS with just a different color (along with the new Porter Cable, Delta and others). Stanley Tools just bought them all in November

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:23 AM
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If you want a good sawzall that will last for years, stick with the Milwaukee.

The Dewalt had been decent but with Stanley as the owner????

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If you want a good sawzall that will last for years, stick with the Milwaukee.
I agree.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:07 AM
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I have a Skil that I bought last year just to trim the Crepe Myrtles with - - - most times I use my small grinder with a cut-off blade but I don't do any heavy metal work anymore just small handyman crap
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i didnt know stanley and such were dewalt now hmm interesting.,

yeah the milkwaukee even seems to run stronger than the dewalts do

heavier

hmm

he even once offered it to me free a year ago or so when i had just gotten this new dewalt but i declined because i had one already.

ive taken up the offer now

ive officially now learned my lesson with dewalt


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DeWalt - another Black & Decker POS with just a different color (along with the new Porter Cable, Delta and others). Stanley Tools just bought them all in November

Dave W
You forgot crftsman,I have The the gear head if you want to repair it.I used to buy only dewalts so when they broke I'd have the old ones for parts.I got a brand new 14"ut off saw with a burnt motor now,its the last Dewalt tool I'll buy....I took a chance on Hitashi and its been pretty darn good so far But you cant go wrong with milwalki..expensive though...
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sawsall

I have a Makita which has been thru several major remodels and has never
missed a beat. Has more power and weight than any other I have used but
I find that to be a good thing in sawsalls, it also has 4 settings for how much
orbital action it has so it can be very aggresive or very smooth. My partner
uses my saw much more than his portercable unless he needs the swivel head
feature. My last Makita held up for 12 years but had no guts compared to this
one. Jim
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:13 AM
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What is expensive ... one Milwaukee over say 5 years or 5 dwalts during that same period ..?
I like the Milwaukee brand have three of there shop tools and find them to do the job very well. just what I like and buy, plenty of power to do the work they were designed for ..
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I have a hard time spending over 100.00 on a sawzall but if I did I'd go with a Milwaukee,I'll bet you could drop one out of a plane and keep on using it...I bought a drill in 1980 and still use it all the time.
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