Stock Number W50093
Some dust created by power tools contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. An example of this
type of chemical is lead from lead based paints, Crystalline Silica from bricks and cement or other masonry, Arsenic and Chromium from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure: work in a well ventilated area and work with
approved safety equipment, such as dusk masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
Please read these instructions carefully and retain them for future use.
On occasion, after printing of our literature is completed, our manufacturers may make changes and/or modifications to merchandise
which will not be reflected in this manual. Although we strive to maintain complete and accurate information, it is possible in some
instances, that the product may differ slightly from printed specifications. Illustrations are intended for reference only. Actual merchandise
may vary. Wilmar is not responsible for typographical errors.
WARNING: When using electrical tools, machines or equipment, basic
safety precautions should always be followed to minimize the risk of fire,
electrical shock or personal injury to yourself and others.
Carefully read through the entire owner’s manual before operating your
reciprocating saw. Keep manual with important records for safety instructions,
operating procedures and warranty.
Wear safety PROTECT YOUR EYES. The operation of any power
glasses when tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into the
using tools eyes which can result in severe eye damage. Always
wear eye protection during power tool operation.
WARNING: Some dust created by grinding and other construction
activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: LEAD
from lead based paint, CRYSTALLINE SILICA from bricks and cement
and other masonry products, ARSENIC and CHROMIUM from chemically
treated lumber. Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how
often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety
equipment, such as those dust masks that are especially designed to filter
out microscopic particles.
• GROUND ALL TOOLS. Any tool supplied with a 3-prong plug must be
plugged into a 3-contact electrical receptacle. The 3rd prong is used to
ground the tool and provide protection against accidental electrical shock.
Never remove the third prong.
• AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use power tools near
gasoline or other flammable materials, in damp or wet locations or expose
them to rain. Keep work area well lit. Normal sparking of the motor or
sparking from grinding metal could ignite fumes.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Messy areas and cluttered work benches
invite personal injury and or property damage.
• KEEP CHILDREN AND VISITORS AWAY. All children should be kept away
from the work area. Maintain a safe distance for any person near the work
area. Adults near the work area must wear safety glasses. DO NOT let
children handle the power tool or extension cord.
• DRUGS, ALCOHOL, MEDICATION. Operating any tool or equipment under
the influence of drugs, alcohol, and or medication can cause personal
injury to yourself and others.
• WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Remove your jewelry before using tool. DO
NOT wear loose clothing, neckties, rings, bracelets, or other jewelry which
may get caught in moving parts. Non skid footwear and non-electrically
conductive gloves are highly suggested while working. Wear protective hair
covering to contain long hair.
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into
the eyes which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear eye protection
during power tool operation. Eyeglasses are not always safety glasses.
hearing protection during extended periods of operation. Protect your
lungs by wearing a clean face or dust mask.
• GUARD AGAINST ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Avoid body contact with
grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ovens, stoves and refrigerator
• USE THE RIGHT TOOL. Use tools properly and for its intended task.
DO NOT force a small tool to do the job of a heavy duty tool. Using the right
tool to do the right job will do the job intended and safer.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before use of a tool it should be carefully
checked to assure that it will operate properly and perform its intended
function. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting, or any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard
or other part that is damaged should be properly replaced.
• AVOID UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Be sure that your power tool is in the
“OFF” position before plugging it into a power cord or electrical receptacle.
• STORE ALL MAINTENANCE TOOLS away from the immediate area prior
to turning “ON” your bench grinder.
• DO NOT OVERREACH. Proper footing and balance is a must at all times
while using the tool. Unstable support may lead to personal injury.
ALWAYS turn the power to the “OFF” position and do not leave the tool
until it comes to a complete stop.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the owners manual for
recommended accessories. The use of improper accessories may
cause risk of injury to yourself and others.
UNPLUGGED from the electrical receptacle when making
adjustments, changing parts or performing any maintenance,
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Tools function better and safer when
kept clean and in good working condition. Keeping the tool clean, dry,
free of grime will add to its life and performance.
• EXTENSION CORD GUIDELINES. Use only 3-wire extension cords that
have 3-prong grounding type plugs and 3 prong receptacles that accept
the tool’s plug. Only UL listed extension cords should be used with this
product. Improper use of extension cords may cause inefficient operation
of your tool which can result in overheating. Be sure your extension cord is
rated to allow sufficient flow to the motor. Refer to guide below for
minimum gauge for extension cords.
Up to 25 feet
26 to 50 feet
51 to 100 feet
The use of an extension cord heavy enough to carry the current a tool will
draw is very important. Especially when the power source is of great
distance. A extension cord that is insufficient will cause a drop in line
voltage, resulting in power loss and causing the motor to overheat. When
the project requires you to be outdoors, use an extension cord designed
for outdoor use. The letters “WA” are indicated on the jacket of the cord.
This tool has a precision-built electric motor. It should be connected to a
power supply that is 120 volts, 60Hz, AC only (normal household current). Do
not operate this tool on direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop will
cause a loss of power and the motor will overheat. If your tool does not
operate when plugged into an outlet,double-check the power supply.
Fig. A
This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet that looks like the
one illustrated in Figure A. The tool has a grounding plug that looks like the
one also shown in Figure A. DO NOT modify the plug provided if it will not fit
the outlet. Have the proper outlet installed by a professional electrician.
WARNING: If not properly grounded, this power tool can incur the
potential hazard of electrical shock particularly when used in damp locations
or in proximity to plumbing. If an electrical shock occurs, there is the potential
of a secondary hazard such as your hands contacting the grinder tool.
Electrical Requirements:................................................120V-/60Hz/7.3A
No Load RPM:...................................................................... 0 to 2,500/min
Stroke length size:................................................................ 3/4 in.(19mm)
Weight:............................................................................................ 6.16 lbs.
When unpacking,check to make sure that the item is intact and
undamaged. If any parts are missing or broken,please call the number on
the back cover of this manual as soon as possible.
Specifications are subject to change without notice
Reciprocating Saw
Hex wrench
Carbon Brush
Operator’s Manual
Saw Blade
Pivoting Shoe
Blade Chuck
Front Handle
Brush Cover
Rotation Lock button
Trigger Switch
Lock-On Button
Main Handle
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an
operation where cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
Contact with a “live”wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool ”live”
and shock the operator.
• This tool vibrates during use. Repeated or long-term exposure to
vibration may cause temporary or permanent physical injury,
particularly to the hands, arms and shoulders. To reduce the risk of
vibration-related injury:
• Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the work
piece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body
leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
• Anyone using vibrating tools regularly or for an extended period should
first be examined by a doctor and then have regular medical check-ups to
ensure medical problems are not being caused or worsened from use.
Pregnant women or people who have impaired blood circulation to the
hand, past hand injuries, nervous system disorders, diabetes or
Raynaud’s Disease should not use this tool. If you feel any medical or
physical symptoms related to vibration (such as tingling, numbness, and
white or blue fingers), seek medical advice as soon as possible.
• Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool. These carry important
safety information. If unreadable or missing, contact Performance Tool for
a replacement.
• Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare to begin work before turning on the tool.
• Do not lay the tool down until it has come to a complete stop. Moving
parts can grab the surface and pull the tool out of your control.
• When using a handheld power tool, maintain a firm grip on the tool with
both hands to resist starting torque.
• Do not leave the tool unattended when it is plugged into an electrical
outlet. Turn off the tool and unplug it from its electrical outlet before leaving.
• This product is not a toy. Keep it out of reach of children.
• Do not smoke during use. Nicotine reduces the blood supply to the
hands and fingers, increasing the risk of vibration related injury.
• Wear suitable gloves to reduce the vibration effects on the user.
• Use tools with the lowest vibration when there is a choice between
different processes.
• Include vibration-free periods each day of work.
• Grip tool as lightly as possible while still keeping safe control of it. Let
the tool do the work.
• To reduce vibration, maintain the tool as explained in this manual. If any
abnormal vibration occurs, stop use immediately.
Mounting Saw Blade
Removing Saw Blade
• Rotate the chuck (3) counterclockwise to open it.
Hold it in the open position.
• Rotate the chuck (3) counterclockwise to open it.
Hold it in the open position (Fig.2).
• Insert the selected saw blade (1) firmly into the chuck.
Be sure the blade is fully inserted (Fig.2).
• Draw out the saw blade.
• Release the chuck.
• Release the chuck to lock the saw blade.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Before connecting your power tool to power supply, always check to be sure switch is not in lock-on
position. Failure to do so could result in accidental starting of your power tool.
To turn the saw ON, depress the switch trigger. Release switch trigger to turn the saw OFF (Fig.3).
Lock-On Button
The saw is equipped with a lock-on feature which is convenient when continuous cutting for extended
periods of time is required.
To lock-on, depress the switch trigger, push in and hold the lock-on button located on the side of the
handle, then release switch trigger. Release lock-on button and your saw will continue running (Fig.3).
To release the lock, depress the switch trigger and release. If you have the lock-on feature engaged during
use and your saw becomes disconnected from power supply, disengage the lock-on feature immediately.
Handle Rotation
For comfort and controlled cutting from any angle the front handle (4) may be rotated up to 180 degrees
with five positive stops (0, 45, and 90 degrees to the left and 45 and 90 degrees to the right).
To rotate the front handle, press the rotation lock button (6) and turn the front handle (4) to the desired
position. Check to make sure the handle is locked into the chosen position.
Adjusting Pivoting Shoe
The pivoting shoe (2) can be adjusted to limit the amount of blade protrusion. Loosen both hex screws
located on the underside of the front cover (Fig.5). Slide the pivoting shoe (2) straight in or out of the front
cover as required. Retighten both hex screws.
Fig. 4
General Cutting Operation
1. Secure the work piece.
2. Grip the tool with both hands, one hand on the handle, and one on the front cover.
3. Place the blade on the work piece and then squeeze power trigger switch (7) with finger.
The saw will begin to operate.
4. Keep the pivoting shoe (2) pressed firmly against the work piece to prevent tool kick back.
5. Maintain a smooth motion pressing the blade through the material as it is cut.
Follow the cut,do not press too hard. If the tool slows down as it is cutting, apply less pressure on the tool.
6. When the cut is completed release the trigger switch (7) and wait until the blade stops. If you will not be
making another cut unplug the tool and store it safely.
NOTE: Do Not Force The Saw. Forcing your saw may overheat the motor and break saw blades.
Pocket Cutting Operation
WARNING: To avoid loss of control, broken blades or damage to the material being cut, always use
extreme caution when making plunge cuts. We do not recommend plunge cutting on materials other than wood.
1. Select a short, thick blade which is in good condition.
2. Place the tool on the work piece with the blade NOT touching the work material. Squeeze the
trigger (7) to start the tool operating. Never start a plunge cut with the blade tip touching the work piece.
This will cause an immediate kick back that can damage the work piece, blade or cause injury.
3. Slowly rotate the tool on the pivoting shoe (2) as the blade contacts the work piece. Hold the tool firmly.
4. Continue to slowly rotate the tool until the blade has penetrated through the work material. Press the
pivoting shoe (2) firmly against the work material and continue to make the cut.
5. To prevent accidents, turn off the tool and disconnect its power supply after use. Clean and then store the
tool in-doors out of children’s reach.
Metal Cutting Operation
1. Install a metal cutting blade.
2. Coat the cutting surface with cutting oil to prevent the blade from overheating.
3. Follow general cutting procedure see “General Cutting”.
4. To prevent accidents,turn off the tool after use. Clean and then store the tool indoors out of children’s reach.
Fig. 5
WARNING: To prevent serious injury from accidental operation turn the power switch of the tool to its “OFF” position and unplug the tool from its
electrical outlet before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of
injury. If the tool does not work properly, return the tool to a service facility for repairs.
Clean out dust and debris from vents and electrical contacts by blowing with compressed air. Always wear safety goggles when cleaning tools with
compressed air.
Keep tool handles clean ,dry and free of oil or grease.
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool, keeping away from all electrical contacts.
CAUTION: Certain cleaning agents and solvents are harmful to plastics and other insulted parts. Some of these include gasoline, turpentine,
lacquer thinner, paint thinner, chlorinated cleaning solvents, ammonia and household detergents containing ammonia.
Never use flammable or combustible solvents around tools.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
If the tool does not work properly, return the tool to a service facility for repairs.
Your tool has been properly lubricated and is ready to use. It is recommended that tools with gears be regreased with a special gear lubricant at every
brush change.
Tool will not start
Possible Causes
Power cord is not plugged in.
Likely Solutions
Plug tool into power source.
Cord damaged.
Inspect cord for damage. If
damaged, have cord replaced by
qualified repair personnel.
Burned out switch.
Have switch replaced by qualified
repair personnel.
Tool operates slowly Excess pressure applied
Decrease pressure, allow tool to do
to work piece.the work.
Power being reduced by long
or small diameter extension cord.
Eliminate use of extension cord.
decrease over time
Carbon brush worn or damaged. Have carbon brush replaced by
qualified repair personnel.
Excessive noise or Rattling
Internal damaged or wear.
Have qualified technician service tool.
PERFORMANCE TOOL® extends only the following warranties, and only to original retail purchasers. These warranties give
specific legal rights. Except where prohibited by local law, the law of the State of Washington governs all warranties and all
exclusions and limitations of warranties and remedies. There may be other rights which vary from state to state.
PERFORMANCE TOOL® warrants the product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and
service. A defective product may be returned for a free replacement within 90 days from the date of purchase, provided that
product is returned to place of purchase immediately after discovery of defect. After 90 days and up to one year from date of
purchase, PERFORMANCE TOOL® will replace at no charge any parts which our examination shall disclose to be defective and
under warranty. These warranties shall be valid only when a sales receipt showing the date of purchase accompanies the defective
product or defective part (s) being returned. For part (s) after 90 days, please remit your request, postage prepaid to:
PERFORMANCE TOOL, P.O. Box 88259 Tukwila, WA 98138
These warranties exclude blades, bits, punches, dies, bulbs, fuses, hoses, and other consumables which must be replaced under
normal use and service. These warranties shall not apply to any product or part which is used for a purpose for which it is not
designed, or which has been repaired or altered in any way so as to affect adversely its
performance or reliability, nor shall these warranties apply to any product or part which has been subject to misuse, neglect,
accident or wear and tear incident to normal use and service.
PERFORMANCE TOOL® does not authorize any other person to make any warranty or to assume any liability in connection with its
Except for warranties of title and the limited express warranties set forth above, PERFORMANCE TOOL® makes no express or
implied warranties of any kind with respect to its products. In particular, PERFORMANCE TOOL® makes no implied warranty of
merchantability and no implied warranty of fitness for any particular purpose, except that for goods purchased primarily for
personal, family or household use and not for commercial or business use, PERFORMANCE TOOL® makes an implied warranty of
merchantability (and, if otherwise applicable, an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose), but only for the particular
qualities or characteristics, and for the duration, expressly warranted above.
The laws on limitation of implied warranties may differ from state to state, so the above limitations may not apply in all cases.
PERFORMANCE TOOL® shall not be liable for consequential, incidental or special damages resulting from or in any manner related
to any product, or to the design, use, or any inability to use the product. The sole and exclusive remedy for a defective product or
part shall be the repair, or replacement thereof as provided above. The laws on limitation of remedies or on consequential,
incidental or special damages may vary from state to state, so the above limitations may not apply in all cases.
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