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 old DeWalt Jigsaw Blade

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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

Step 1

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

Step 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).

Step 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."

Step 4

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

Step 5

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