Just purchased a jig saw for minor renovation work, Black & Decker BDEJS600C. Came with a single blade (116-1 HCS), trying to fit the darn thing in its holder, but something doesn't look right. Followed these instructions (right from manual)
- Push locking lever away from shoe
- insert shank of blade into holder (teeth facing forward)
- release lever
I've done this 10 times; the blade appears to be fitted and locked (I cannot remove it by hand), but the lower part of the blade is angled forward, and the quick release latch is pointing up, not too far from its "release" position. I'm concerned because these conditions are not consistent with the photo on the box or the instruction manual; in those photos, the saw blade is perpendicular with the shoe (it's not angled), and the release latch is in a much safer position, pointing down, not up.
Is the position of the stock blade normal?