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How do I change the blade?

How do I change a blade on a Skilsaw 5275. There doesn't appear to be a brake to stop the bolt assembly from rotating while trying to remove the bolt.

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Use a hard board to hold blade tight

rem: unplug power cord... thats how i've had to do it
at times

Posted on May 08, 2009


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Hi Emory:
Your question made me think................
None of the skil saws that I have owned, or still have, came with a blade lock. Maybe yours has one, but if I needed to pin the blade while undoing the bolt, I'd do like I always did......... Unplug the saw....... and slip a carpenters pencil between the teeth and rotate the blade until the pencil came up against the deck.
There is also usually a hole in the blade, and a nail slipped through the hole makes a perfect blade lock.

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