A reciprocating saw is a powerful tool that can be used for a variety of applications, such as demolition, construction, and home improvement projects. They are often used to cut through tough materials, like metal or wood. While they are durable tools, they may need to be serviced from time to time. In this blog post, we will show you how to change the blade in a Chicago electric reciprocating saw. Keep reading for more information.
Tools You Will Need
1. Screwdriver (flathead)
2. New blade
3. Wrench (5/8″)
Steps to Change Blade in Chgo Electric Reciprocating Saw
1. Unplug the power cord before making any repairs to the saw. Open the tool’s handle and pull the blade release trigger to remove the saw blade. Remove the old blade by loosening and spinning it counterclockwise with your fingers.
2. Unscrew the screw on the edge of the saw’s shoe using a screwdriver (flathead). Liftoff any side cover plate and slide out any spacers you find underneath. Slide-out the shoe and spacers from the tool.
3. Assemble the new saw blade by sliding it into position in the tool’s shoe, with teeth facing inward. Insert any spacers you removed earlier to protect against touching the blade while it is spinning
4. Secure a 5/8″ wrench onto the end of the hex screw on one side of your Chicago electric reciprocating saw. Tighten this screw clockwise until it is snug against your old blade, then loosen it slightly to remove the pressure. Turn the wrench counterclockwise until both the old blade and new blade are spinning evenly together without coming loose or rubbing up against each other at all.
5. Replace any side cover plates you removed, then slide battery packs back into their slots if you removed them as well. The saw is now ready to be used for cutting again!
Removing the old blade:
Pull the blade release trigger, then loosen and remove a loosened old blade by spinning it with your fingers.
Installing a new blade:
Insert the new saw blade with teeth facing inward, if you have spacers from earlier use now they come in handy to protect against being too close to the spinning sawblade.
Use a 5/8″ wrench to tighten the hex screw on one side of the saw, counterclockwise until it is snug against your old blade then loosen slightly.
Turn the wrench clockwise until both the old blade and new blade are spinning evenly together without coming loose or rubbing up against each other at all. When finished replace any removed covers and spacers, slide battery packs back into their slots if applicable.
Installing the new blade:
Put the new sawblade right next to the old one, if you have spacers from earlier use them now. Tighten the screw until it is snug against your old blade then loosen slightly.
Removing the old blade:
Pull the release trigger on the tool and turn a loosened old blade counterclockwise with your fingers.
Testing the saw:
Check to make sure the old blade and new blade are spinning evenly together without coming loose or rubbing up against each other. When finished replace any removed covers and spacers, slide battery packs back into their slots if applicable.
Always remember to unplug your power cord before making any repairs to the saw, and be sure to wear eye protection when operating this tool. Always read your owner’s manual in full before using your Chicago electric reciprocating saw to make sure you understand how it works and follows all safety precautions.
These instructions were for a Chicago electric reciprocating saw, however, these instructions can be applied to any brand of electric reciprocating saw.
Changing the blade in a Chicago Electric reciprocating saw is a relatively easy process as long as you have the right tools and follow the correct steps. We hope that this article has been helpful and informative. Have you tried changing the blade on your reciprocating saw? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below.