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Loose replacement blade

I replaced the blade on my ryobi miter saw (laser) and the blade becomes loose after about 8 cuts.

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  • matkins1 Feb 19, 2009

    thanks. I did have the blade correctly installed. I am doing very light work so I don't think that I'm overworking the tool.

  • enb54 Mar 13, 2009

    Same problem on a Ryobi TS1552LA, next time I use it I'll carefully disassemble the blade and check to see if the washers are all correct, otherwise Locktite may be the solution

  • enb54 Mar 13, 2009

    Same problem on Ryobi TS1552LA, will check in a few days to ensure all washers are in place, otherwise, Locktite...



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I completely removed the blade and put it back on, tightening the locknut, and now it works perfectly. The blade has not come loose and have used the machine for the last 3 months. The only thing I can think of is that somehow I didn't have the blade correctly installed in the first place, although it didn't wobble or anything.

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  • enb54 Sep 23, 2009

    Well, the blade came loose again, I think it is because the brake slows down the blade so fast that it eventually loosens the locking bolt. I have now locktite'd the bolt and this seems to be working. Will post again if this fix fails, but have been doing a lot of work with it for the last month and this fix seems to be holding...

  • enb54 Apr 07, 2010

    It is now April 2010 and have just finished a large renovation, am happy to report that the locktite solution worked perfectly, the blade has not loosened up even with tons and tons of use!

  • enb54 Apr 19, 2010

    April 18 2010, and I have admitted defeat. The Ryobi has yet again come undone and now I have glued a zillion tons of Locktite to the retainer bolt, hopefully it will hold, will let you all know... I think this is really a braking speed problem, no one I know with any other brand has ever had this problem... Oh well, we`ll all find out again...


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First of all unplug the miter saw and then remove the blade. Now examine the saw to check the direction of rotation. Be sure you are putting the blade on so that the rotation arrow on the blade is pointing in the same direction as the rotation of the tool. Now reassemble. Be sure to use some muscle to put the blade on fairly tight. Now when you use the miter saw let the blade do the cutting, do not overwork the tool by trying to cut too fast. good luck.

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