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Skilsaw Repair – Replacing the Pistol Grip Handle (Skil Part # 1619X01363)


Is the handle on your worm drive saw cracked? Then it’s time to replace it. The pistol grip handle is the primary handle
on your worm drive saw. It contains the switch and accepts the cord. Whether you accidentally drop the saw or something
falls on it, you will likely need to replace the pistol grip handle at some point. Replacing the pistol grip handle is a repair
that you can do yourself and I’m going to show you how.Hi, I’m Mark Sodja. Do it yourself repairs like these are easier
than you might think. From lawn machines to cordless drills, kitchen
mixers, outdoor grills, our how-to videos will walk you through each repair from start
to finish. Doing it yourself means never having to do
it alone. Let’s get started.I’ll begin by removing the
old pistol grip handle from the saw’s motor housing. It’s held in place with four screws that secure
the handle to the housings and four screws that secure the two halves of the housing
together. I’ll remove all of the screws. [screwing tool sound]Now the larger screws. This half of the housing will now come apart
and we’ll do the other two large screws. Now I need to remove the switch and the cord
from the other half of the handle. I’ll start with the switch, it’s held in place
with one screw and the cord relief, held in place with two screws. I’ll pull all the wiring away from the handle. Here I have our new pistol grip handle. To begin installation, I’ll reinstall the
wires into one half. Just a matter of aligning everything up and
tucking the wires down into the housing. That’ll be good for now until we get everything
resecured to the handle.I’ll line up the cord and the cord guard with the handle and secure
this with a string relief. Now I can secure the switch. I’ll line the top hole in the switch with
the pin on the handle and secure it with the screw. Now I’ll secure the first half of the handle
to the motor housings with the large screws. Now take a minute and tuck all the wires into
the housing so they don’t get pinched when we put the other half of the housing back
in place.Now I can reattach the handle housing and secure with the screws. I’ll start with the large screws at the top
and the bottom and finish up with the four screws on the
sides of the housing. [screwing tool sound] Be sure to check back
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