How to Change a DeWalt Jigsaw Blade

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The DeWalt jigsaw has joined the ranks of hard-working, dependable tools. They are hardy and do their job effectively. However, there comes a time when it's necessary to change a DeWalt jigsaw blade. Once you've removed the old jigsaw blade, it's a simple matter to replace it with a new one.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Replacement "T-shank" blade (T-shank blades are specified by the manufacturer)

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Instructions

    Remove old DeWalt Jigsaw Blade

  1. 1

    Remove the battery from the tool when you change a DeWalt jigsaw blade. This prevents accidentally actuating the "On" switch.

  2. 2

    Put your finger beneath the lever that releases the blade and lift. The lever is located at the front of the DeWalt jigsaw, inside a large circle studded by four screws.

  3. 3

    Shake the DeWalt jigsaw gently. The blade should drop out from the machine. If the blade does not drop, lift the lever again (see Step 2) and shake the jigsaw a second time.

    Change a DeWalt Jigsaw Blade

  1. 1

    Make sure you have the proper blade when changing a DeWalt jigsaw blade. The blade should have a "T-shank" configuration.

  2. 2

    Put your finger beneath the lever that releases the blade and lift up (see Step 2 of Section 1, Remove old DeWalt Jigsaw Blade).

  3. 3

    Slip the T-shanked blade into the so-called "clamp mechanism" located at the bottom of the DeWalt jigsaw when you change a DeWalt jigsaw blade. As you slip the blade into place, make sure the blade's back goes into the groove for the "guide rollers."

  4. 4

    Seat the blade of the DeWalt jigsaw into the clamping mechanism. When it is securely in place, let the blade release lever go.

  5. 5

    Replace the battery. Enjoy renewed cutting when you change a DeWalt jigsaw blade.

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