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How do you remove the blade from a SkilSaw Model 5150?

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Turn the blade screw same direction as the blade rotation if you want to remove it.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: How to remove the blade from a Skilsaw #5150

Should be a locking mechanism on back of saw push or pull the hold blade still...then use adjustable wrench to loosen nut on saw blade..pull off blade..slap a new one on..and away you go!!

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Should be a locking mechanism on back of saw push or pull the hold blade still...then use adjustable wrench to loosen nut on saw blade..pull off blade..slap a new one on..and away you go!!

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The locking button on this saw is designed for safety. If you are attempting to change the blade it should NOT be plugged in. It sounds as if someone has pushed the lock button while the motor was running and sheared it off.
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I highly recommend that you either repair yourself or have the tool repaired by a professional.

Parts schematics are all over the net for this tool, here is an example:

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/schematic.cgi/skil/5150

As you can see most of the mechanical parts are only a few dollars and it could save you from serious injury during operation.

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