How to Remove a Bosch Jigsaw Blade

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Things You'll Need

  • Bosch jigsaw

  • Bosch jigsaw blade

Jigsaw blades become dull with use and sometimes break. When this happens, you need to remove the blade to sharpen or replace it. Newer Bosch jigsaws have a quick release that separates the blade from the jigsaw. Older models require a little more manual effort to remove the blade. If you need to replace the blade, take it to a home improvement store and look for a blade that inserts in the saw with the same connection as the old blade.

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Step 1

Unplug the Bosch jigsaw power cord from the electrical outlet.

Step 2

Push the blade change button down with your thumb and turn the forward handle counterclockwise three complete times. The blade change button is on top of the forward handle.

Step 3

Grasp the blade by its sides with your fingers and push the blade up to release the tabs on the blade from the plunger.

Step 4

Pull the blade free from the jigsaw.

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Step 5

Press the blade ejector lever on the front of the jigsaw to the middle position if your jigsaw has the quick-release mechanism. The blade will fall out of the jigsaw when you engage the ejector lever.

Tip

Installation of new blades is the reverse of removing them.

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