reciprocating saw set up and
install the Battery Pack (1)
until aFTer you complete the following
steps to set up the Reciprocating Saw
Refer to Figure B1 for the location of
the parts of the saw for the following
Outer Ring & Clutch
installing the saw blade
Choose the correct Saw Blade (B15/
B16) for the material being cut. Fine
tooth Saw Blades (B16) are generally
used for cutting metal. Saw Blades (B15)
with larger teeth are generally used for
To avoid accidental injury, make sure
to wear heavy duty work gloves when
installing the Saw Blade.
Open the Outer Ring of the Clutch by
turning it counterclockwise. Insert the
shank of the Saw Blade (B15/B16) fully
into the Chuck, making sure the teeth
of the Saw Blade face downward, away
from the tool. Then release the Outer
Ring and make sure it locks the Saw
Blade in place.
operating the reciprocating saw
With the Saw Blade installed, squeeze,
then release the Trigger (B19-1) to make
sure it is locked. It should not move.
Safety Button (B18)
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Slide a fully charged Battery Pack (1)
into the bottom of the Handle of the
Reciprocating Saw, making sure that it
clicks into place securely. Be sure the
Battery Pack (1) is securely seated into
the Saw Handle so it will not fall off dur-
Firmly hold the Reciprocating Saw with
both hands. Position the Blade near
the work piece, depress the Safety
Button (B18) and hold the Trigger down.
Release the Safety Button once the tool
has power. Allow the Saw to come up
to full speed before addressing it to the
iMPorTanT: Do not start the Saw if the
Saw Blade (B15/B16) is in contact with
anything before operation. If necessary,
lift the tool from the work piece before
squeezing the Trigger.
NEVER cut into areas where you cannot
identify any possible hazards behind or
inside the surface being cut.
In preparation to making a cut, place the
Guard on the surface to be cut. Align the
Saw Blade with the direction of the cut
and slowly lower the saw blade onto the
cut line to begin the cut. Do not attempt
to cut with the tip of the blade; kickback
and damage to the blade could result.
Note: When cutting hard woods, a hole
should be drilled first to insert the saw
blade (see Plunge Cutting on next page).
When finished cutting, release the Trig-
ger to stop the tool.
Remove the Battery Pack (1).
Clean, then store the Saw indoors and
out of children's reach.