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Milwaukee Sawzall problem

My milwaukee sawzall, model # 6523-21 keeps spitting out sawblades. I can cut for about 10 seconds and then the blade comes out. I've replaced the quik loc component, but that hasnt fixed the issue. My problem is that I've had several of these saws and this seems to be an issue with all of them over time.

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  • kilpat169 Oct 28, 2008

    No, actually we use good blades because we use the saw on a daily basis cutting up cars. We are a salvage yard and use the saw to cut quarter panels and other body parts. Maybe my guy isn't using the saw properly?? thanks for your input, though!

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I have this saw and never had a problem, are you using cheap blades?


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Some blades do not actually insert far enough in the lock even though they look identical. You can file the widest part at the hole end. Not the small leg but the flat part before the little guide leg. Filing this will allow the blade to insert deeper and will allow the lock pin to engage the hole on the blade. You don't need to file much maybe 1/64 ish.

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Ive had it happen to many of mine also. it happens what i do is blow it out with an air compressor or a can of dust off while opening it and shutting the lock. then pour some liquid wrench into the lock. and work it in by opening and shutting it a few times. that should help. this is a common prblm with many different brands of sawzalls.

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