If you’re like me, you probably love your reciprocating saw. It’s a powerful and versatile tool that can make quick work of all kinds of projects.
In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to disassemble master force reciprocating saw so you can give it a good cleaning and maybe even some repairs. I’ll also cover some common problems that can occur with these saws and how to fix them.
So, let’s get started!
What You Will Need
To disassemble your Masterforce reciprocating saw, you are going to need the following items:
- Flat-head screwdriver (Klein Tools 605-6 Recommended)
- Phillips-head screwdriver (Klein Tools 603-4 Recommended)
- Panel popper (if necessary)
Before beginning our project, let’s take a look at what specifically makes up this reciprocating saw. We’ll make sure we know what we’re working with before we start disassembly. Then, we can move forward with confidence and get our saw all sorted out!
To make things simple, I’m going to use the Masterforce Reciprocating Saw. Almost every Masterforce saw will look similar in construction. However, you should always verify that this process works for your own tool by consulting your owner’s manual or doing some quick internet research on your specific type of reciprocating saw.
How To Disassemble Masterforce Reciprocating Saw
With all three components identified and knowledge about which parts make up these particular models, we can now begin disassembling our saws. Here’s how I did it:
Step 1: Remove The Footplate From The Handle
To remove the footplate from my Masterforce saw, I grabbed a flat-head screwdriver and inserted it into the release mechanism on either side of the footplate. Once inserted, I pushed down to pry the footplate loose from the handle (and away from the trigger switch).
At this point, my Masterforce saw now has a gaping hole in its underside where previously there was only flat metal. Hooray for progress!
Step 2: Remove The Blade Clamp Bracket From The Footplate
Next, we need to remove the blade clamp bracket (on which our blade cartridge is currently attached) from our now disassembled Masterforce saw. To do this, we will use two sets of flat-head screwdrivers: one at each end of the tool. We’ll insert them into the small notches on either side of the blade clamp bracket and pull them to the side.
Once you’ve pulled it off, you can see that there is a small spring held in place at each end by a tiny metal clasp. I recommend keeping these clasps intact when reassembling your saws to reduce wear on this part over time. You might be interested in How to Breakdown a Pallet with a Reciprocating Saw
Step 3: Remove The Blade Cartridge From The Blade Clamp Bracket
Now that we have both pieces disassembled, we need to take the blade cartridge off of the blade clamp bracket. To do this, just grab hold of the blue handle with one hand and twist counter-clockwise until it comes loose (just like changing blades). Then lift it off carefully. Best reciprocating saw blade 6-Piece (DW4856).
At this point, your Masterforce saw is now fully disassembled. You can wire brush or scrape any corrosion or rust off of the metal pieces to restore their shine before reassembling your reciprocating saw (if necessary).
Anatomy Of A Reciprocating Saw
As stated in the introduction, there are three components to most reciprocating saws: the footplate, blade clamp bracket, and the blade cartridge. These three parts work together to help you quickly and precisely control your saw. Let’s take a closer look at each part:
The footplate is the base of your reciprocating saw. It has some small rubber feet to keep it in place on top of your working surface while you cut. It also houses the trigger switch.
Blade Clamp Bracket
This is where the blade cartridge attaches to the machine. There are two screws that hold this piece in place on either side of the footplate and then a single screw that connects it all together at the handle end (which we’ll get into later). The blade clamp bracket holds your blade steady and tight during cutting operations while still allowing you to release and remove blades when necessary.
The Blade Cartridge
This is the fully rotational part of your reciprocating saw. It has a blade holder that clamps onto the metal backstop when you activate the tool with the trigger switch. This allows you to cut in any direction or angle by pivoting at different angles, making this a versatile and useful tool for various purposes.
Q: What Is The Difference Between A Regular Saw And A Reciprocating Saw?
A: The main difference between a reciprocating saw and any other type of saw is its ability to cut in any direction or angle because of its fully rotational blade cartridge. This makes it a versatile and useful tool for various purposes ranging from demolition work to making precision cuts during carpentry projects.
Q: Can a Masterforce Reciprocating Saw Be Used For Demolition Work?
A: Yes! In fact, a Masterforce is a particularly good tool for demolition purposes because of its ability to quickly and efficiently cut through a variety of materials including tile, wood, metal, glass and you name i.
Q: What Is A Reciprocating Saw Used For?
A: A reciprocating saw can be used to make precision cuts during carpentry projects or for demolition work of any kind including demolition projects like cutting paths through walls, floors, and other such structural components. This is why they’re popular with carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and homeowners alike looking to complete specific tasks around the house or workspace.
Q: What Kind Of Blades Do You Use With A Reciprocating Saw?
A: While there are a variety of blades you can use with your reciprocating saw, the most common include metal cutting blades, woodworking blades, and demolition blades.
Q: Is It Difficult To Maintain My Masterforce Reciprocating Saw?
A: The answer to this question varies from person to person. Some may find it very easy while others do not have time for extensive maintenance projects. Regardless, the way to keep a Masterforce in optimal condition is by regularly lubricating all moving parts and pieces with a high-quality machine oil or 3-in-1 oil. Learn about How To Oil Your Reciprocating Saw Like A Pro
Well, now we know how to take apart a Masterforce reciprocating saw. I hope this article was helpful to your understanding of these machines and how they work.
If you have any further questions or need clarification on any parts of this process, don’t hesitate to contact me via the comment form down below. Thank you for reading