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I have a dw317 jig saw. I am using universal saw blade by starrett. I insert the blade and it appears to lock in but comes out as soon as a cut starts. Tried a tee blade and it did not want to go in. The has had very little use and I would say that only about four blades have been in the saw. Looking in Grainger it says this saw uses both universal and T blades. I am in Louisville KY and I can not find a Dewalt service store any where close. Thanks, Tom

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I have used the same tool. Make sure that the blade release/ hold tab is engaged. Maybe the return spring is fouled or stuck. Try some lubricant.

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1) you bring it to a Dewalt service center and have them do it. They will give you an estimate up front with a five or ten dollar inspection fee.

2) disassemble the unit and look for the broken part. It should be fairly obvious once you take it apart. Total disassembly of the unit is the only way to find the problem piece. Use your diagram to ensure the correct reassembly and as a added measure you can take pics with a digital camera while taking it apart. Note getting the wire routing correct when reassembling the unit is the toughest part so, take pics or notes where the wires run.

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We had to send our saw to repair center to install new lever. Fortunately, still under warranty.

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There is no model 7580 Jigsaw. The only model close to that I can see would be the 7588 Type 4. Unfortunately that part is unavailable for this model. You may want to contact your local Dewalt service center and see if there is a substitute for that part.

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Hi, Using Black and Decker blades should be ok as they are part of the same company. Bosch jig saw blades work just as well to be honest and tend to be cheaper sometimes as they are geared more for trade where as Black and Decker are more for the Diy and they like to hike the price up. There are lot of cheap 'For Dewalt' blades for sale on ebay, and from past experience stay well clear. They are copy's of genuine Dewalt, made of cheap steel and not as sharp, they don't last long and snap so easy while in use, so stick to a good branded make.

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