how to change a blade in a reciprocating saw

Have you ever needed to change the blade in your reciprocating saw? It’s not as hard as you might think! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of changing a blade in a reciprocating saw. We’ll also give you some tips on how to make the process easier. Stay safe.

How to change a blade in a reciprocating saw 

1. Get started by laying your Saw down on a flat surface and moving the Blade Clamp Lever. This will release the tension from the upper part of the blade, making it easier to remove. Then move your Saw to an upright position with the Saw base pointing towards yourself.

2. Take your new Saw Blade and feed it through the lower part of the blade clamp.

3. While holding onto the top portion of the blade, slide the bottom portion upwards to secure in place. You might need to vary pressure or angle slightly in order to get both sides feeding through at an equal speed.

4. With the new blade secured, move the Blade Clamp Lever to tighten the upper blade clamp. Finally, move your Saw back down to its horizontal position, and you’re ready to get started again!

The different types of blades available

Types of Saw Blades

Carbide-tipped saw blades are the most common type. The tip is made from a very hard, strong alloy. Carbide tipped saws can cut through almost anything with ease, but they wear away at a much faster rate than other types of blades. You can easily tell when your blade needs to be changed. If it’s no longer sharp, you’ll see a buildup of material along the cutting edge of your blade. Make sure to use a saw file to remove any burrs or rough areas from the blade before re-inserting it.

High-speed steel blades are slightly more expensive than carbide-tipped saw blades, but they’ll outlast them by a wide margin. HSS blades are even easier to sharpen than carbide, but you won’t get as clean of cuts.

Stainless steel blades are the most affordable type of blade, but you need to work quick because they dull very quickly. They’re great for cutting through metal pipes or cast iron, but you won’t want to use them with wood.

You should regularly replace your saw blade. Over time, they will wear down until they’re no longer effective at cutting through materials. Make sure to keep plenty of blades on hand so that when one wears out, you can switch it out immediately! This will prevent any unnecessary delays in your projects.

A Few Tips & Tricks 

To make insertion easier, try wetting the tip of your blade with some water or machine oil before inserting into the Saw. It’ll help lubricate the blade and reduce friction while moving it into place. 

If you’ve just used your Saw , chances are there is a lot of debris left in it. Make sure you get that all out before inserting a new Blade , or it’ll cause more problems than you’d expect. 

Be careful when handling your blades, they’re super sharp! -If the blade is hard to remove, don’t force it. It might be because there was too much pressure built up in your Saw . Let it cool down for a little bit and try again later.

Make sure you keep all of your Blades organized so that they don’t get lost. Having them laid out on a table will make finding the one you need easy. If they’re kept in their packaging, it can damage the tips of your blades as well as ruin any chance of keeping them organized. We suggest using a Blade Box.

This will keep your blades in good condition, and it’s easy to find what you need when you’re ready to put a new one in.

Safety Precautions

Be careful not to touch the blade while it’s spinning. It’s possible for your skin or hair to get caught in the teeth, and that could cause you some major problems! 

Store your blades out of reach from children and pets. Accidents happen when nobody is watching, so feed them a snack and put them down for a nap before doing any type of work with Blades. You should always wear protective gloves as well, just in case something goes wrong.  

Don’t leave your Saw running unattended. If you must leave for whatever reason, make sure to turn it off first! This can prevent accidents if someone tries using it without knowing how the controls work, leading to an injury or worse.

Don’t cut through any materials that are under pressure, or that have harmful chemicals inside. Examples would be pressurized gas, flammable liquids, and toxic substances.


Conclusion paragraph: So, there you have it. Changing the blade in your reciprocating saw is an easy process that can be completed in a few minutes. Be sure to always use caution when handling blades and follow all safety precautions to avoid injury. Have any other tips for changing blades? Let us know in the comments below!