how to put a blade in a ryobi jigsaw

Are you looking to put a blade in your Ryobi jigsaw? In this blog post, we will show you how to do just that. First, remove the cap on top of the jigsaw and loosen the screw. Next, insert the blade into the slot and tighten the screw. Finally, replace the cap on top of the jigsaw. You’re now ready to get started with your cuts.

Step 1 

Remove the cap on top of the jigsaw by twisting it counterclockwise. If you are not able to twist it off, then you may need to use a wrench for this step instead.

Step 2

Next, loosen the screw that is holding the blade in place by turning it clockwise with a hex wrench.

Step 3 

Insert the blade into the slot and tighten the screw by turning it clockwise with a hex wrench. Make sure that you do not tighten it too much or else the blade may get stuck. Once you have tightened it enough, replace the cap on top of the jigsaw by twisting it back clockwise until it is tight.

Step 4 

You’re now ready to put the blade in your Ryobi jigsaw and begin cutting! If you are using a different model of Ryobi jigsaw, then you may have to adjust these steps accordingly. 

How to identify the blade clamp?

Looking at the side of your Ryobi jigsaw with the blade in place, you will be able to see a clamp that holds down the blade.

Looking at the side of your Ryobi jigsaw with the blade taken out, you will be able to see where the clamp was located with respect to the blade edge. This spot is what you need to line up with when reinserting your newly bought replacement blade. 

How difficult are these steps?

Putting in a new blade in your Ryobi jigsaw is not very difficult and takes less than 5 minutes once you have done it before. With only 4 steps, this process is easy enough for most people who wish to do so themselves without needing any assistance from a professional.

How to insert the blade into the saw?

Step 1

To insert a blade in a Ryobi jigsaw, you need to begin by loosening the screw that holds the saw blade with a hex wrench. 

Step 2 

After loosening the clamping screw with the hex wrench, take off the small-cap over the top of your jigsaw. You can then slide out your old or broken blade from its slot. 

Step 3 

Now is when you would place your new sawblade into the slot and tighten it down to lock it into place using one hand while holding onto either end of the tool to keep it steady with another hand. Next, put back on both ends of your jigsaw including putting back on its small-cap before tightening down again with your other free hand while holding on to the tool. 

Step 4

With your new blade locked into its slot, you can now loosen the sawblade screw by turning it counterclockwise until all pressure has been released and then put back on the small-cap over the top of the jigsaw before turning clockwise again with your hex wrench. 

How does my Ryobi jigsaw work?

After putting in a replacement blade in your Ryobi jigsaw, you should be able to pull on its release trigger which engages or disengages its teeth for cutting through wood or plastic materials. To turn it off, simply let go of this release trigger while holding down your main power trigger located right underneath at either end of the tool’s body. 

Tips for cutting with a Ryobi jigsaw

To make the most of your jigsaw, you should also consider using a guide to help ensure that your cuts are straight and even.

You can purchase a plastic or metal guide rail that is attached to the area of wood you wish to cut. Next, attach the bottom of your guide rail onto this piece which will help keep it in place while making its mark on top of the surface before cutting through with your Ryobi jigsaw for a perfect edge every time. 

How do I use my jigsaw?

Using a Ryobi jigsaw requires only two things: your hands and either your push-pull trigger or release trigger depending on if you’re turning it “on” or “off”. Although some may require an additional guide rail, most jigsaws should be able to handle cuts through wood and plastic materials with ease. 

How do I know if my jigsaw is bent?

If your Ryobi jigsaw feels as if it is not moving as smoothly as you would like, there’s a chance that its blade may have become warped over time due to consistent use. To check whether or not this is the case for your tool, simply hold it at an angle while running the blade up and down near your ear. 

If you can hear anything that sounds like scraping on metal (such as rubbing against another part of the inner body), then there probably is some bending on whatever area has made contact with these other parts which can cause similar problems such as friction. 

How do I fix a bent blade?

You can fix a bent Ryobi jigsaw with a replacement blade to replace the old one which is now warped. As long as you have access to this type of blade, it should be easy enough to use one in place of its bent counterpart with only 5 simple steps: 

1) remove the screw from the clamping plate with your hex wrench 

2) slide-out and remove the existing sawblade 

3) put in your new sawblade 

4) tighten down its clamping screw with your hex wrench 


Conclusion: So there you have it. Your very own guide on how to put a blade in your Ryobi jigsaw. We hope you found this post helpful and that you are now able to change out the blades on your saw with ease.