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How to install blade into Ryobi 4.8 Amp varialbe speed jig saw?

i can't figure out how to install the blade into my Ryobi 4.8 amp variable speed jig saw

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Posted 2013-05-20T18:41:01+0000  by Suzy1234 Suzy1234
 

Hi Suzy1234, welcome to the community. Nice choice in a jig saw. First let me tell you, you can use either the T shank or the U shank blades for this model #JS481.

 

You will see the wire cage in front where the blade fits in. In the middle of the wire cage is a lever. Put your finger in the middle of the wire cage and lift and hold the clamping lever. Insert the blade with the teeth facing out as far as you can insert it. Ensure the back of the blade is centered in the groove of the roller guide. Now release the clamping lever. 

 

Here is a link to the owners manual. Check out page 12 at the end of all instructions.  

 

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/af/aff56e46-2551-4fe1-a643-7cb7fe213661.pdf

 

This is a great feature, as you can change blades quickly and without the use of any tools.

 

Again we are glad you joined the community. Please post any pictures of your finished projects.

Posted 2013-05-20T19:51:08+0000  by Ken_HD_OC

Hello, We are following instructions but the blade keeps coming out.  Any thoughts?

 

 

Posted 2014-01-26T00:39:30+0000  by inhp08904
 
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