20 Most Recent Dewalt Dw938 18v Reciprocating Saw Sawzall Recip 18 Xrp Questions & Answers

Remove the 3 screws holding the foot on and remove it.
Slide the insulator and blade clamp lever off exposing the gearcase.
At this point you can remove the gearcase from the handle and can access the entire tool.
Removing the gear assembly will require removing the nut (#18) at the front of the gearcase (under a plastic cover) (best done with a 13mm socket on an impact driver) then removing the blade clamp assembly allowing the mechanism to slide out.


Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

Yes. Dewalt says the 18volt XRP battery is compatible with all Dewalt 18volt tools

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Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

Hi, If you look at the end where the blade goes in, on the right hand side (as holding it for use in your hands) you should see a yellow lever. First take out the battery, each and every time you change the blade. Lift up the lever, wear some gloves to protect your hand and pull the plade straight out. Push in the new blade with the teeth pointing down, and push the yellow lever down. You can replace the battery once you have completed the above. Hope that was of help to you.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on May 20, 2014

Do a search for ERepalcementperts.com , they got huge diagrams collection , can help u!

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013

Remove broken blade, install new one. These blades don't change themselves, unfortunately.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on May 06, 2012

Remove the foot, remove the boot (and yellow lever), pull shaft out all the way (so you have more room to work with), remove the spring clip from the clamp block, remove the lever and ball, the clamp block will then slide off once the wire clip that wraps around it is removed.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Apr 27, 2012

The piece that holds the blade in is held in place by a spring that sometimes breaks. eReplacementparts.com has a diagram and sells the springs for 78 cents.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Apr 27, 2012

could be quite a few things but it is obviously a loose connection in the electrical system, I would suggest going to dewaltservicenet.com and downloading a parts schematic before removing anything. I am thinking the battery or switch but try another battery first and look at the contacts for dirt or arcing. Let me know if you need more assistnace.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Jan 11, 2012

I am thinking the switch is at fault, before removing any wires make a diagram for ease in reassembly. you didn't specify what brand or model number but you can get parts from ereplacementparts.com. they have parts for most major brands. Let me know if you need more assistance

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Nov 01, 2011

There are a set of contacts or brushes that are spring loaded and press against the motor shaft one from each side, when you lay it on the side that works the brush with the broken spring is on the top and gravity lets it fall in place so it will work, but the arch is because the spring is not there to hold the correct pressure on it. Check the instruction or your local tool shop for the brushes and instructions on how to replace. Easy fix and no need to replace the tool.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on May 18, 2011

I don't have one here, but you can download the owners manual/breakdown by going to "dewaltservicenet.com" and on the left hand side type in your model number and then follow the links to get the information. Let me know if you need more assistance.

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011

Assuming you are cutting through material that your saw and blade are capable of cutting through - you either have a low or dying battery (if you have a bcakup battery - try that) - or you are using the wrong blade for the job - or it is dull. You can find battery replacements on Ebay. Blades are usually pretty cheap at the hardward store. Bring yours in and as someone in the hardware dept what they think about your blade. Good luck!

Dewalt Dw938 18v... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010

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