Question about Bosch 1 - 1/8" Reciprocating Saw RS5

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When using the saw, it sometimes won't move the blade, I just hear the saw moving inside, but the blade won't move. The blade also "jams" or gets stuck easily now. Wondering if I have worn out the clutch? Feels like its slipping...

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  • jaforocks Jan 03, 2011

    Thanks for the info Mike!

    Cheers,
    Wayne

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Yes that is probably what has happened or may be some gear damage in the drive assembly.

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  • jaforocks Jan 03, 2011

    Is it fairly easy to replace the clutch? Getting it fixed professionally would probably be more expensive than buying a new one.

  • mike42353 Jan 03, 2011

    anymore it just doesnt pay to have them repaired. but, sometimes you can find parts on ebay at a good price or even the complete saw pretty cheap. i have bought some for parts that had bad motors but everything else was fine. also there are a lot of places on line that sell the parts. its not that bad to do. i take pictures along the way to help me remember how things got together.

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