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What /or where on this BOSCH: 1581 VS -- to find access fro replaceing.

I have not used the BOSCH: 1581 VS, in a 3 years.. please
advise, Many thanks

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  • toki708 Dec 20, 2008

    I there a screw down in the hollow shaft of the plunger. When I look down the hollow shaft all I see is the top of the blade. I can get it in and out, but there doesn't seem to be any screw to turn. Advice...?



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Hi there is a hole on the top of the handle at the front when holding it it is just in front of your hand you need a long series flat head screwdriver to loosen turn the blade sideways and out she comes
hope this helps glenn...........

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If that doesn't seem like it's the correct sequence for your saw I apologize.
The Bosch website won't accept any 10 digit tool product numbers due to some glitch in the system, and they made so many variations on that saw it'd make your head spin.
That's the other way some of them loosen up, actually, is by pulliing up the plastic head at the top of the handle and unscrewing it a few turns to loosen the blade.,, Vice versa for install..
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