If you use a reciprocating saw, you’ve likely learned these two things: These saws are remarkably useful for certain kinds of tasks; and they are remarkably good at folding a straight sawblade into an L-shape. The last thing I want to do when I’m at the far end of a crawlspace with a bent blade is to climb out and get another one. So I keep one close at hand by tucking it into the rubber boot that protects the nose of the tool, as shown in the drawing.
Dennis Rowe, Canoga Park, CA
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #202