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    Sawzall Skil corded 8.5 adjustable speed help

    Hi I recently lost a screw or pin I'm not sure what it was. I can attach the blade clamp I guess that's what it's called to the sawzall but the other hole the one near the blade hole is the one I lost anyone know what Im talking about or where I can find one?. Am I going to just have to scrap it?. And buy a new one???.


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    I might know what you mean Mike.

    Is it the screw or pin for the blade holder ? It might look something like this ?


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    If this is what you are looking for .... do a google search. Type in the model number of your sawzall and ask for repair parts.

    You could check here for repair parts too.

    https://www.partswarehouse.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    If this is what you are looking for .... do a google search. Type in the model number of your sawzall and ask for repair parts.

    You could check here for repair parts too.

    https://www.partswarehouse.com/
    That screw in the picture I have that one there is another hole you don't see that is smaller than that screw. I assume it's a smaller screw? I got the blade holder part you can't buy that anymore lol that happens with the old ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    If this is what you are looking for .... do a google search. Type in the model number of your sawzall and ask for repair parts.

    You could check here for repair parts too.

    https://www.partswarehouse.com/
    Should I use a Diablo blade that is for heavy steel for cutting open the ac compressors from central ac and I got 28 window ac compressors and 10 central ac compressor s to cut open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    That screw in the picture I have that one there is another hole you don't see that is smaller than that screw. I assume it's a smaller screw? I got the blade holder part you can't buy that anymore lol that happens with the old ones.
    It's hard to say. I've never seen a blade holder with two screws to hold the blade in place. There's usually a little nubbin on the blade holder with the ones i've seen. You replace the blade holder if the nubbin breaks off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Should I use a Diablo blade that is for heavy steel for cutting open the ac compressors from central ac and I got 28 window ac compressors and 10 central ac compressor s to cut open.
    I've only done a couple of sealed units. I tried it out and decided that they were not for me. They are hard to cut open and make an oily mess. It didn't seem like it was worth doing for all the time and hassle you go through to get the copper out.

    To each his own though. It's all good.

    Best way i know to open them up is with a plasma cutter. I used a grinder with a 1/16" cutting wheel on mine. I don't know about a sawzall though ... i've never done it that way before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Should I use a Diablo blade that is for heavy steel for cutting open the ac compressors from central ac and I got 28 window ac compressors and 10 central ac compressor s to cut open.
    Not enough copper to cover the cost of the blade you'll ruin cutting them open, plasma or zip blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    I've only done a couple of sealed units. I tried it out and decided that they were not for me. They are hard to cut open and make an oily mess. It didn't seem like it was worth doing for all the time and hassle you go through to get the copper out.

    To each his own though. It's all good.

    Best way i know to open them up is with a plasma cutter. I used a grinder with a 1/16" cutting wheel on mine. I don't know about a sawzall though ... i've never done it that way before.
    Yea I broke down and got a Milwaukee corded sawzall only cost me 139$ got some Diablo blades to needed some new ones. I used a Irwin blade on the radiator ends got through those no prob after that was when I lost the second screw lol. I will let ya know how it fairs for me. You should try it with a hacksaw boy is that fun ��. No two days of work on one tank exhausting haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Yea I broke down and got a Milwaukee corded sawzall only cost me 139$ got some Diablo blades to needed some new ones. I used a Irwin blade on the radiator ends got through those no prob after that was when I lost the second screw lol. I will let ya know how it fairs for me. You should try it with a hacksaw boy is that fun 😂. No two days of work on one tank exhausting haha.
    Having the right tools makes all the difference in the world. I generally use my scrapping money to buy new tools that allow me to do the job quicker and easier. I watch the youtube videos to learn better ways of doing the work.

    The more you put in to your scrapping trade .... the more you get out of it. The job gets easier as you go along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    Having the right tools makes all the difference in the world. I generally use my scrapping money to buy new tools that allow me to do the job quicker and easier. I watch the youtube videos to learn better ways of doing the work.

    The more you put in to your scrapping trade .... the more you get out of it. The job gets easier as you go along.
    Right that's why I bought the wire stripper makes stripping wire so much easier no more razor knife haha. No more hacksawing the ac ends off that's when I got the battery sawzall lol then I got the corded one from work witch is way better for long jobs don't have to wait for battery to charge haha. Then it broke so here I am with a Milwaukee corded sawzall and some 12 inch blades lol thing looks like a chainsaw lol. Bolt cutters are awesome at sniping ax tubes off the compressor tanks. I watch lots of YouTube videos also that's partly why I know so much about scrapping that and this website��. Does the brand of compressors matter if it's copper or not? Are central ac compressor motors the same size as a window ac compressor motor? Least I don't have to worry about the compressor jumping about since the central ac ones are 60lbs. Most of my central compressors are bristol and I have some Copeland's the last Copeland I got had 7lb copper it was a rooftop ac does that make a difference?.:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    Right that's why I bought the wire stripper makes stripping wire so much easier no more razor knife haha. No more hacksawing the ac ends off that's when I got the battery sawzall lol then I got the corded one from work witch is way better for long jobs don't have to wait for battery to charge haha. Then it broke so here I am with a Milwaukee corded sawzall and some 12 inch blades lol thing looks like a chainsaw lol. Bolt cutters are awesome at sniping ax tubes off the compressor tanks. I watch lots of YouTube videos also that's partly why I know so much about scrapping that and this website��. Does the brand of compressors matter if it's copper or not? Are central ac compressor motors the same size as a window ac compressor motor? Least I don't have to worry about the compressor jumping about since the central ac ones are 60lbs. Most of my central compressors are bristol and I have some Copeland's the last Copeland I got had 7lb copper it was a rooftop ac does that make a difference?.:
    You're on the right track Mike. A lot of the scrappers i see in my day to day life don't invest anything in tools. It's either that .... or they buy the cheapest thing and then wonder why the tool broke halfway through the job. It puts a pretty hard limit on what they can do and can't do. You gotta spend money to make money in most any trade. The right tools and knowing how to use them give you a competitive edge.


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