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I can't get the blade tight enough

The blade rotates, but is not tight enough. As soon as you touch the blade to the wood, it stops. Can anyone help?

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  • djo1220 Apr 26, 2009

    on my craftsman I cant find a blade lock to allow tightening!!

  • David Ford
    David Ford May 11, 2010

    Is it possible that you have one of the flanges on incorrectly or that a spacer is missing from under the inner flange ( if it has one). If neither give me the model and brand and I will find a schematic and see what I can do.

  • Marc Buck
    Marc Buck May 11, 2010

    Are you using the supplied tool to tighten the blade?



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If you tightened it enough and it still slips than it may be missing a spacer Try adding a washer to the arbor of the same size on the nut side of the blade.

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