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i have a PST 50A electric jig saw. The blade has broken off

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i have a PST 50A electric jig saw. The blade has broken off near the top of the blade and i am unable to remove with my pliars .
Can you recommend how i should remove the blade , or if i am unable still to do it where i can take it in the DY8 [ Stourbridge area for a specialist to remove and change the blade .


The straining screw which needs to be slackened is accessible via the hole
in the housing at the front of the machine, directly above the blade. It's
a simple slotted screw, but you'll need a screwdriver with a 6" blade (this
is supplied with the jigsaw). Slacken 3-4 turns, then loosen the two
baseplate screws until the roller guide can be moved. Turn the blade 90
degrees and pull. Insert a new blade at 90 degrees to the cutting
direction, rotate the blade to the cutting direction and pull lightly to
lock. Tighten the straining screw, then slightly press the roller guide to
the back of the blade and tighten the base plate screws. This information
is based on my Bosch PST 53A, which hopefully is similar.


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