How to Change a DeWalt Jigsaw Blade

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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."

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

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

Things You'll Need

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