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My Dewalt dw385 cordless sawzaw had a blade crammed in the shaft. Neither release looks damaged. But I am unable to get blade out thanks for any help you can give me. ROB

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Two things come to mind.

Get some groove-lock grips on that blade and pull the blade down so it isn't binding on the channel.

or.

Undo the screws at the handle end and turn the armature backwards by hand to pull the shaft back into the body.

Posted on Dec 10, 2016

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SOURCE: dewalt recipr. saw keyless chuck tab used to

We had to send our saw to repair center to install new lever. Fortunately, still under warranty.

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I used PB Penetrating Oil and it fell right out.

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