I can't imagine why the blade is not available for this saw. It is easily removed from the handle and there is NO reason that I should have to buy a complete saw. DeWalt is a better company than this.
Loved the saw until the blade broke. Much to my disappointment I can not find a replacement blade. Thus another broke tool taking up space. Shame you can get any replacement part but not for this item. This will keep me from buying another saw.
Pros: Cuts great and easy to use
Cons: Blade very brittle and no replacement available
If I spend 5 bucks on a tool I don't expect it to last but when I spend 20 dollars on a tool that is obviously designed to have a blade change, hence the retaining screw you'd think the manufacturer would stock a replacement blade. But it's typical of the new line of dewalt tools and as an extension unfortunately black and decker and Stanley now, shame really my older stuff works great but the new is turning into junk!