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Why Read This Article?

  • A broken top handle or blade clamp ratchet can prevent you from using your jigsaw. This article shows you how to get your saw working again. 

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 15 minutes
Frequency: As needed

Replacing the Top Handle Assembly:
1. Remove the top handle assembly.
2. Replace the blade clamp ratchet.
3. Replace the top handle assembly.

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Phillip's-head screwdriver
  • Torx bits

Quick Fix: How to Replace the Top Handle Assembly on a Bosch 1587avs Jigsaw

January 4, 2012
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If your Bosch jigsaw has a broken blade clamp ratchet or top handle, you will want to replace it. This article will show you how. 

There are many reasons why you may need to replace the top handle assembly on your Bosch 1587avs jigsaw. For example, the top handle could crack or the click handle at the front of the handle could fail. Another common problem with top handles is that the blade clamp ratchet goes bad and won't hold the blade properly. If any of these problems occurs, you will need to replace the top handle assembly. This article will show you how to quickly complete this repair.

 

Remember to use our Bosch parts finder to find all the OEM parts for your Bosch tools.
 

Replacing the Top Handle Assembly

1. Remove the top handle assembly

Remove the two screws on top of the handle--one of them is underneath the click handle.

 

Remove the two screws at the back of the handle.


 

Now you can remove the top handle assembly.


 

2. Replace the blade clamp ratchet

Remove the two screws on the lower handle.

 

This will allow you to lift the handle away from the saw to gain access to the blade clamp ratchet.

 

Remove the old blade clamp ratchet and set the new one in place.

 

Then lower the handle into place and fasten the two screws back into the lower handle.


 

3. Replace the top handle assembly

Set the top handle assembly back into position.

 

Secure the two top screws.

 

Then secure the two back-handle screws to finalize the repair.


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Conclusion

And that's all it takes to replace the top handle assembly and blade clamp ratchet on your Bosch 1587avs jigsaw. This simple repair can get you working again in no time. 

Remember to use our power tool parts finder to find parts for your Bosch tools, as well as all the other tools in your toolbox.

 

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