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Blade not releasing

I have a dewalt sawzall and i cant get blade out. saw has only been used a few times i have tried to blow the dirt out with compressor and when i pull up on lever it still doesn't release.

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Hi,
Getting a broken blade our of the sawzall chuck can be difficult and require some ingenuity and patience...
Sometimes there be enough blade left so that you can grab it with a needle nose pliers... othertimes it is flush and that makes it more difficult... holding the chuck in the release position and rapping the saw against a table or with a hammer can jiggle the piece out....of course you have the chuck pointed down while you do that...
Also moving the piece around a bit with a stiff wire and also soaking the chuck and blade with WD-40 helps also....
Usually it will take a combination of these things and some persistance to get the job done...

heatman101

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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