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Reciprocating saw only works at certain angles

My reciprocating saw only works in certain positions. if i hold the trigger and rotate the saw it eventually kicks on. it seems like something needs tightened. How can i fix it?

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It sounds like the cord has a broken wire in it or there is a loose wire at the switch. Unplug tool and if you are comfortable in removing the handle halves look at the switch wiring and I pull gently on the wires from the cord to see if a can pull one out. Let me know if you still need assistance and I will go into more detail.

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