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WHAT BLADES ARE COMPRABLE TO MY OLD SKIL JIG SAW MODEL 487?

THE (OLD) CURRENT BLADE HAS TWO HOLES FOR THE SET SCREWS.... THE NEW SKIL BLADES HAVE A "U" END TO THEM... WILL THEY WORK?

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SOURCE: blade broken down in jig saw

This may sound to simple and not mean to be funny or insulting but why can,t you just take the screw out that holds the blade in you would have to do this when ever you needed to replace or change to a different blade Idon,t know mabey im missing something that your trying to say im not sure

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SOURCE: broken blade inside jig saw. How to remove?

what type do you have?? is it a easy in or do you need an allen key to install and remove either way if you can hold it open try a tip of a nail file to wiggle it out or there should be an allen key or screw to remove the front its very small that will allow you to remove the broken piece....happens to me alot
hope i was a help

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Yes, but not very well.
That is because the fence ridge is intended to rest on the edge of the wood, and if you want a circular cut, you need to attach to the center of the arc.
In order to do that, you would have to turn the fence over so that the ridge pointed up and did not impact the surface of the wood.
Then you need to attach a point of radius.
The best way I can think of doing that would be to drill a hole through the sheet metal, near the ridge, and near the shaft.
Then use a small nail or pin through this hole you drilled, to stick into the wood surface far enough for a reasonably steady pivot point.
Best I can thing of.
But you could also just use a piece of wire to the rotation point pin.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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SOURCE: How do you change a blade in the Bosch Jig Saw

Pull the black knob on the top front of the handle up and turn it clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen. I'd turn it counter clockwise at forst just to make sure it's loose enough to accept the blade when you start.

Posted on Dec 16, 2011

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