Solution Summary: Reciprocating Saw Attachments
A reciprocating saw can have attached accessories to assist in brushing, cleaning, filing, or scraping tasks.
A reciprocating saw attachment is an engineering control that may help reduce stressful hand and wrist activity. Attachments include brushes, sanders, files, scrapers and scrubbers. Powering the saw causes the attachment to reciprocate, providing effective brushing, scraping, cleaning, or filing.
ReciproTools has a universal quick-change adaptor secures various attachments to any brand of reciprocating saw. Attachments include a steel offset brush, steel straight brush, scraper, cleaning pad, nylon scrub brush, nylon offset brush, half round file, wood rasp, rattail file, and a rattail rasp.
Kobalt has a universal adapter to work with all reciprocating saw brands. Kobalt offers 5 accessories including a file, scraper, 2 different brushes, and a scrubber.
Spyder accessories have a standard 1/2 inch shank to fit any reciprocating saw. Spyder offers different attachments including a grout remover, scraper, wire brush, and a corner sanding pad.
Stressful hand & wrist activity can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as muscle strains; tendonitis, which is inflammation of elbow and wrist tendons; or carpal tunnel syndrome, which is compression of a wrist nerve, resulting in finger numbness and loss of hand strength. Reciprocating saw attachments may help to reduce stressful hand and wrist activity by decreasing repetitive movements of the hand and wrist during brushing, scraping, cleaning, filing, or sanding activities.
How Risks are Reduced:
Reciprocating saw attachments minimize stressful hand and wrist activity by decreasing repetitive movements of the hand and wrist during brushing, scraping, cleaning, filing, or sanding activities.
The manufacturer believes that reciprocating saw attachments can reduce stressful hand and wrist activity for numerous different jobs. Recipro Tools states, “We have brushes for every job. Sick of tired of straining your wrists, hands, and elbows on brushes that just don’t work? Don’t work harder, work smarter (with the Recipro Tools Universal Connector System).”
Safety and health experts agree that reciprocating saw attachments can reduce stressful hand and wrist activity for numerous different jobs.
Effects on Productivity:
A reciprocating saw with attachable accessories can improve productivity on the worksite.
Dan Anton, PT, PhD, ATC; Jesse Brouwer, SPT, and Kevin Wright, SPT – Eastern Washington University