Jig Saw with tool less chuck?

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Old 12-23-04, 11:20 AM
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Jig Saw with tool less chuck?

I'm doing a home made project in which I to cut a piece of metal(a computer case). I bought two different brands of toolless jig saws and in both cases the blade comes out of the chuck almost right away when trying to cut the metal. The blades that I bought were the "U" shank blades. Both jigsaw were both U and T blade compatable. Both jigsaws were in the $25-30 dollar range.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong?

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Old 12-23-04, 03:27 PM
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If they are like my Craftsman reciprocating saw, you have to be sure that they are completely seated. My saw has a pin that goes through the blade and if you don't push the blade in completely, it comes out within the first 2 strokes. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-23-04, 06:02 PM
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maybe you need a finer tooth blade

if your using to agresive a blade it could be grabbing and causing the blade to come out rather than break
 
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Old 12-25-04, 01:09 PM
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The blade seemed to be in all the way. The blade(12 TPI) said it was for 'metal' right on it.

Any other ideas?
 
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Old 12-25-04, 01:21 PM
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There has to be something, other than pressure that holds the blade in. Probably some sort of pin. A jigsaw vibrates so bad that if it is not physically held in place it will come out. Take a real good look at what is moving when you insert the blade or push/pull on a release mechanism. Good luck.
 
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Old 12-26-04, 12:54 AM
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The standard guide for selecting a saw blade is:
Three teeth must contact the material at all times.
Your 12 TPI should be used for metal 1/4" inch thick.

I don't think your going to find a blade that fine.
For what your cutting, look for a metal cutting blade with the most Teeth-per-inch.
If the finest blade you can find for your saw is 24TPI. Try that.
 
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Old 12-26-04, 08:39 PM
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I didn't see any type of 'pin' on the saw(s), nor did the directions indicate any.

The blades didn't have a hole for a pin to go through anyway.

I took both of those back and bought a cheap(Tool Kit) jigsaw with allen screws to hold the blade in. I absolutely hate this type but I guess I have to go with what works. When my money situation lightens up I'll look at the more expensive models of a tool less chuck. Or am I going to run into the same thing?
 
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