Per previous warning about the blade not clamping into saw I took the care to make sure it inserted correctly. The clamping is different as it twist around but was not difficult to get blade in. It was used to trim some branches before the cold settled in for the Season and worked very nicely. Very well made and seems to have the quality Sears is so well known for.
I had the same problems with blades falling out. I just bought this today, and it took less than 2 minutes to have problems with it. I thought other people writing the bad reviews were just putting the blades in wrong - no, this product really has problems. Not only does the blade fall out, but one time it flew up and almost hit me. This is not just a piece of junk, this is a hazard and should not be sold!
The blade seems to lock in OK when you take it out of its box. But when you actually use it the blades pop out. It wouldn't even cut PVC pipe for me without popping out. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until it was too late for me to return. There is no way to tighten it. Don 't buy.
Our small farm had a need for a reciprocating saw to help us with meat processing. This one was a bargain on sale just after the holidays. It works perfectly cutting through bone, etc and is easy to use.
The motor went out after 18 months.
No swivel head or super amped-up motor but I have had mine for 10 years and it has never failed me. I even use it with scraper blades to take up mortar from concrete floors when doing tile work. One of the few corded tools I keep on hand because the work I make it do is never easy and batteries just might not last.