How to Change Reciprocating Saw Blades

What You'll Need
New saw blade

Reciprocating saw blades are simply to replace. Be aware, however, thaqt you should only touch a cool blade. Don’t try this just after cutting something when the blade is still hot.

Step 1 - Remove Old Blade

Before removing the old blade, unplug the saw. Have the saw resting on the table. Hold it never the front with the blade clamp facing up. Using one hand, hold the saw with your thumb resting by the blade clamp. Push up on the blade clamp until it releases. With your other hand ease of the reciprocating saw blade. You might have to wiggle it slightly to loosen it before drawing it out.

Step 2 - Inserting New Blade

Hold the new blade the correct way to insert into the saw. There will be a hole on the handle of the blade. This should be facing the underside of the saw. With your thumb, open the blade clamp. Insert the reciprocating saw blade and push it in. Release the blade clamp. Attempt to pull the new blade out. If it’s been seated correctly it won’t move. If not, release the clamp, pull the blade out and back in again until it’s seated correctly.