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Inital change blade on skilsaw 5500

Can not get bolt to stop turning for initial blade placement

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SOURCE: cant get blade off

I don't know which model you're using, but normally there's an arbor lock button on the motor side of the blade somewhere that allows you to lock that whole middle housing down so it won't turn. Look underneath the motor and see if you can't find some kind of lock botton or lever. That will make it easy to loosen the nut and tighten the blade down correctly.
Otherwise you're going to have to improvise some way to lock it in place enough to break that nut loose.
Reply with a model # and I can try to find a parts schematic to check for you...

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I change the blade?

use a hard board to hold blade tight

rem: unplug power cord... thats how i've had to do it
at times

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the blade lock button on a skilsaw 5150 2

I have that saw just stick a screwdriver into one of the teeth perpendicular to the blade and when you tighten the bolt it will keep the blade from turning works like a charm .

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: How to I change the blade on a skilsaw cicular saw?

The blade is USUALLY held by a LEFT HAND thread bolt. Sometimes they have a diamond insert in the blade that must be removed if the saw has a matching boss on the arbor. If the saw has that, you punch the insert from the blade and engage the diamond over the boss on the saw then put the clamp washer on top and then install the bolt.

OFTEN there is a button near the blade are to push in to "freeze" the arbor so the bolt can be removed/installed. These are USUALLY left hand threaded bolts.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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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!!

Posted on Jun 08, 2010

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pull the power lead from the plug
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Best thing to do is to just rest the blade teeth against a peice of scrap wood, and use the allen key/spanner to undo the bolt. As the bolt undoes in the direction of the cut, the blade teeth should dig in and stop it turning. If the blade lock isn't working anymore, it could mean that it has broken inside, so be careful, incase there is a bit of loose metal in the gearbox, it will be quite catastrophic if it gets caught in the gears.

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How do you tighten the blade bolt on skilsaw model 5150? Thw shaft just turns and won't tighten.


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Blade change skilsaw 5150


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.
The only tool that is required to change the blade is the supplied wrench or an equivalent box end. If you cannot make the repair yourself for have the equipment repaired you can take a pair of vise grips. (Use cardboard to prevent warping or gouging the blade) and clamp the edge of the blade below the teeth. The vise grips will stop at the front of the saw as it is too large to pass by the guard allowing you to loosen the nut. Clamp the new blade in the same way only the back of the saw will be used to tighten.

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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How do I replace a skilsaw blade?


The saw has a bolt in the center of the blade. The saw blade will have to be held in place, (so it can't turn), while the bolt is being loosened. Pay attention to the rotation direction, as your replacement will need to rotate in the same direction. Once you have removed the bolt, there is a centering spacer that fits between the bolt and the blade, remove it paying attention to how it fits..you will need to put it on the new blade in the same manner. You can now remove your blade and replace. Good Luck. I hope this is very helpful!

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How to I change the blade on a skilsaw cicular saw?


The blade is USUALLY held by a LEFT HAND thread bolt. Sometimes they have a diamond insert in the blade that must be removed if the saw has a matching boss on the arbor. If the saw has that, you punch the insert from the blade and engage the diamond over the boss on the saw then put the clamp washer on top and then install the bolt.

OFTEN there is a button near the blade are to push in to "freeze" the arbor so the bolt can be removed/installed. These are USUALLY left hand threaded bolts.

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How do I change the blade?


use a hard board to hold blade tight

rem: unplug power cord... thats how i've had to do it
at times

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