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Old 01-23-2010, 02:21 PM
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A couple of years ago I got a gift of a Jigsaw B&D from home Depot. It's the cheapest one they made at the time but it worked. Problem is now I can't find blades for it. HD does not carry them, nor does Lowes or my local place. I tried contacting B&D but there web site sucks.

The blade has a "D" shape cut out in the top to hold it in place. The "D" is cut out with the flat side up and the curve side down so rotate the "D" 90 degrees clockwise.

Any clue? I hate to throw a usable tool in the garbage, I don't use it much but I keep it in the truck of my car so I have it around when I visit mom and she puts me to work.

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Old 01-23-2010, 02:40 PM
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You might try an industrial tool supply place. We have one here in West Palm Beach called Tools-n-More. If they don't carry it they can probably order it. Or maybe a web company like Rockler. Search wood working tools.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:13 PM
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A regular straight blade with a hole in it won't work? It went in my old B&D jigsaw. B&D is actually big in Yurrip..maybe it's a European model? Naw, they're 220volt. But maybe...
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Tried other B&D blades and none have worked, they just fall out under any load.
I will look into the tool supply place, it is a 110 V model.
Sucks all this crap over a $20 tool. My thinking is they do this on purpose, to get you to toss the old one and pick up a better one next time around.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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Post a pic of the blade.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Tried other B&D blades and none have worked, they just fall out under any load.
I will look into the tool supply place, it is a 110 V model.
Sucks all this crap over a $20 tool. My thinking is they do this on purpose, to get you to toss the old one and pick up a better one next time around.
Now you know why the tool was $20.00
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Post a pic of the blade.
Don't know how to do that.

And yes (Just1more) I am well aware of why it is $20. But a company should stand behind their product no matter the price.
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Don't know how to do that.

And yes (Just1more) I am well aware of why it is $20. But a company should stand behind their product no matter the price.
Oh, I agree that they "should" but reality is they "don't".
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Do a search for U Shank Jigsaw Blades.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:48 AM
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You might be able to modify blades with a dremel and a small grinding wheel. I would like to see a pic of the blade, I have a very old B & D jigsaw and have no problem getting blades for it.
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