Straighten A Bent Recip Or Jigsaw Blade In Seconds

Straighten A Bent Recip Or Jigsaw Blade In Seconds

Bent reciprocating saws and jigsaw blades are commonplace. Instead of throwing out the bent blade or trying to straighten it by hand, use this easy trick to get your blades back in working condition.

Recip saw blades have a fair amount of flex in them, but there’s only so much they can take before bending. Avoid using your hands to straighten them as you can burn or cut yourself, and pliers can leave a kink in a blade at the spot where you try to re-bend it.

To straighten, lay the blade flat on a scrap 2×4 with the bend arching up. Strike the blade a few times with a hammer to flatten out the bend. Be careful not to hit the teeth on the blade, as that will damage them. Check out the video above for more.

Unbend a Sawzall or Jigsaw Blade [John Heisz (YouTube)]

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