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!!
Re: How do you re-install the Skillsaw 5150 blade?
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!!
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loosen the screw that is holding the two casing halves together and separate the halves. pay attention to which way the old blade is in the compartment, remove it and put in a new blade in the same direction. close the casing and tighten the screw
First, lay the saw on it's side with the blade facing up. you should see an access panel at the base of the blade. Remove the screws and the panel. This should reveal two hat nuts and the chain drive sprocket. Loosen the two hat nuts, allowing you to slide the chain bar backwards and remove the old chain. Loop the new chain around the bar and drive sprocket, paying special attention to the direction of rotation of the chain. the cutting surface of the teeth should face the handle of the saw on the BOTTOM side of the blade. Pull forward on the bar and HAND-TIGHTEN the hat nuts. This will allow you to adjust the blade tension. Pull outward on the chain at the cnter of the bar. Slide the back and forth until you acheive about 1/4 inch gap between the chain and the bar. Once you are satisfied with the tension, tighten the hat nuts with a wrench and replace the cover and screws. Just pay close attention to the tension of the chain. Too loose and it will skip off, too tight and will bog down the motor and overheat.
The most likely problem is the cord end is broken, it is cheap to replace if you do it yourself. if it is a plorized plug ( one blade is bigger than the other ) pay close attention what side the wires go to and match them on the new one.
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!
Keep a large prybar nearby, install the new links paying VERY close attention to the arrangement, Lower the sway bar with the prybar until you can get the locking fastener a few threads on and repeat for other side. P.S. to remove the old links a sawzall is VERY handy.
Disconnect negative battery cable. Locate airbag retentions on back of steering wheel. Unbolt or unclip retention devices, and release airbag. Then: Unplug airbag electrical connector. Remove nut or bolt in center of steering wheel with pneumatic impact wrench if necessary . Using appropriate steering wheel removal tool kit, carefully remove steering wheel, paying attention to associated wires, etc. Unplug anything not accompanying wheel, or that is in the way. Pay close attention to any rods, or contact pieces associated with the horn button(s.) Replace these upon reinstall. Reverse order to install including tightening center bolt to 35-55 ft-lbs. If this is your first stg wheel removal, try an old chevy, preferrably someone else's! If inexperienced, don't risk bruising your favorite Bimmer!!! Hope this helps you make your decision. Tater Todd