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Hi i need a parts diagram/exploded view of saw blade for a macallister 1800 circular saw with laser eye .i lent it to a friend and on its return the blade on the spindle spins freely . i saw someone e

The blade in it is a 30mm bore with a 20mm reducer,sits on the shaft fine.but when you but the top washer and tighten nut it will not clamp the blade seems to me that ther should be a small washer at the base of the spindle to raise it all up so it will clamp down tight .any one have any suggestions please

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MAke sure there is not two reducer washers on the machine, sometimes the old one gets stuck on the back flange and when you fit the new blade it does not clamp properly.

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Depending on your budget, I suggest replacing the item. It sounds like your bearings are bad, which means tearing apart the case and replacing them (which don't cost much). There are two bearing encasements so you would need to replace both. If you're up for the challenge, give it a try! The bearings can typically be found on the manufacturers website.

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SOURCE: cannot tighten blade on old craftsman circular

Is the washer/spacer in the blade too thick and you are perhaps tightening up on that instead of the blade. Also check the threads on the bolt, see if the bolt turns all the way in without the blade in position. It may be jamming up before gripping the blade.

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Insert a tool such as a screwdriver across the blade guard and against a tooth to prevent blade rotation, then tighten the blade nut. Be sure to remove the wedging device before operating the saw

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