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Have a Dewalt reciprocating saw , and when turned on oh my goodness the noise that it makes ! screeching !! any ideas ???

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Not sure of the model you have, but my guess is you have a stripped crown gear and armature gear (Very common problem for these tools)

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SOURCE: Dewalt DW303 reciprocating saw

go to look for the icon find it now.enter the model # of the tool & search

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SOURCE: Change blade on Dewalt DC385 XRP reciprocating saw

The button is for changing the shoe position, you should find a lever on the opposite side that you need to lift up on to release the blade. You might be able to get a owners manual at and in the middle of the page towards the bottom type in your model number and it will direct you how to download one. Let me know if you need more help

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SOURCE: I bought a Dewalt DW310 reciprocating saw and

The blade clamp collar is a spring loaded knob of sorts that holds the blade in place. If you are not able to pull the blade shaft out of the saw to get at it, plug the saw in and hit the on/off trigger a few times to get the shaft and knob out of the body of the saw. Once you can get at the knob it should be easy to turn it and insert a new blade. Let me know if you have problems.

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