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When your reciprocating saw has a problem or needs to be used for other purposes, you need to replace the reciprocating blade in time. This article will share with you the steps to correctly replace the reciprocating blade.
Reciprocating saw can use a number of blades, depending on what you want to cut. There are different blade designs and styles and they are also made of different materials. In order to get the best result, you should always ensure that you are using the right blade for each type of material that you intend to cut through.
With all these different types of uses, you will need to replace the blades often. The followings are the steps and safety tips for replacing the reciprocating blade.
Before you can start the process of changing and replacing blades on your saw, please unplug it from the power replace a reciprocating saw blades source. This is a safety precaution to ensure that you do not accidentally turn on the saw when changing the blades. You check again and ensure that it is not connected to the power source at all before you can proceed with the process.
You need to protect yourself as well, during this process. Please wear safety gloves and also goggles, as a way of protecting yourself from any potential injury. There are some precautionary measures to take when working on your reciprocating saw.
In order to be able to change the blades for your reciprocating saw, here are some simple steps that you can follow:
Get the Right Blade
With the saw unplugged from power or the battery removed, you can start the process. You need to have checked and confirmed the type of blade and the size that your reciprocating saw is using. You should have the right model, which is compatible with the model of a reciprocating saw that you have.
Point the Saw Away
When working on the saw, hold it against your body and point away. Make sure that the blade is as far away from your body, as possible. Even with the saw unplugged from the power source, you should never hold it near the switch.
Find the Locking Collar
The next step is to find the thick ring, which is at the base of the saw’s blade. This is usually referred to as the locking collar and it is the place where the blade goes into the saw. Once you find it pull it towards your body, which turns it counter-clockwise. As the collar loosens, the blade will start popping out of the saw, as the collar comes with a spring mechanism to eject the blade.
Remove the old blade and insert the new one into the same place as the other one. When you place the blade, you should lock the collar, in the clockwise direction. This should lock the blade into place. When the blade is secure and fixed firmly, there will be a clicking sound. The teeth of the reciprocating saw blade can be installed either facing upwards or downwards. Finally, replace the battery, or plug the saw back to power.
Here are some tips that you can use to ensure your safety when working with this tool:
(1) Watch out when cutting near finished floors and walls so as not to cut pipes and wires.
(2) When making any adjustments in the saw, unplug it from power.
(3) Wear safety clothing when operating the saw.
(4) The blades get very hot, so never touch the blade right after a cut, as it may cause serious burns.
If the reciprocating blade is not replaced correctly according to the above steps, its performance may not be guaranteed. As an expert in reciprocating blades for many years, MORETOP can provide you with professional advice.
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