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How do you re-install the Skillsaw 5150 blade?

We removed the old blade (unfortunately we didn't pay close attention to how the old blade was in there to begin with), but when we re-installed the new blade there was no power when turned on. At first we thought the saw, since it is very old, just died; however, when we removed the blade and tested it the motor still ran fine.

Is there some sort of lock we are missing when we re-installed the blade? We tried, at least what we think was, every variation on the position of the washers (I guess that is what they are) around the blade and still no power.

I'm sure it is something very simple, but we need HELP!!

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I,ve personally never heard of a problem quite like yours. I use skill saw brand saws every day and the arbor and washer will only make the blade wobble if installed incorrectly. Blades can be turned around to cut different types of material as well. Check to make sure the hole or diamond is the same on the new blade(you might have to punch it out) if its not seeding properly on the saw, you could also check under the guard to make sure nothing is binding the saw. The only other thing I could suggest would be to check the lock button (the one you hold to change blades, that stops the saw motor from turning) if that is stuck, your saw won't run. Good Luck!!

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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