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Change blade


What model of saw are you using? BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD. There is usually a brake that you push in to lock the motor, it is usually located between the upper blade guard and the handle, on the motor. It should be spring loaded, push it in and hold it in the loosen the nut on the blade, counter clockwise CCW, righty tighty, lefty loosey.
If you still cannot find a brake, put a screwdriver into the curved part of a tooth behind the carbide tip and 90 degrees to the blade near the front of the lower blade guard. It should be below the main shoe (plate that the saw sits on while cutting). When you turn the nut CCW, the screwdriver will lock the blade against the main show and the blade nut may then be loosened and the motor shaft should not spin.
If all this fails, read the instructions and look there for a brake lock.

Nov 29, 2014 | Saws

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I changed the blade on my 10" Bosch miter saw this morning. First time and it was a bit challenging to release the screw when the blade was freely moving. Maybe there would have been a way to freeze...


see my other post. Also there is a locking mechanism to stop the blade rotation when removing it. It should be around the gearcase on the back side of the tool away from the blade.

Sep 10, 2011 | Bosch 10" Slide Miter Saw

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Sabre saw- craftsman - 17256 - change blades


This saw uses a tool-free blade change. 1. Unplug the jigsaw 2. Place your finger on the lower edge of the see through blade guard, and pull it forward until it locks up in place 3. Lift the tool-free blade change holder (bright yellow piece above the blade), and insert the blade into the slot of the tool-free blade change holder. 4. Release the tool-free blade change holder to lock the blade in place. 5. Pull down on the blade to verify that the blade is securely locked in place. The teeth of the blade should be pointing forward and down. 5. Put the blade guard back down.
You can use with both 'T' & 'U' shanked blades.
Feel free to ask me any other questions about this saw.

Jan 06, 2011 | Craftsman Evolv 45 amp Jig Saw 17434

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I have an old bosch 158IVS uh, what do you call a little reciprocating saw? jigsaw? anyways i can't for the life of me figure out how to change the blade. i've undone every screw. opened up the motor...


well the sawzaw will be drastically different from the jigsaw, but the jigsaw will have either a round twist lock that needs to be turned a little to remove the blade, or two screws that hold a flat plate that clamp the blade. and as for the sawzaw, it will be a twist lock, or a latch lock, the latch lock will look like a lever that needs lifted to remove the blade, and the twist lock is the same as the jigsaw.

Dec 30, 2010 | Saws

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How do you change the blade on a GMC 10 inch cmpund miter saw?


With the saw unplugged, push the spindle lock in on the motor side of the saw (a short black rod) while turning the blade by hand. The spindle lock will seat and hold the blade still so that you can use a wrench to loosen the nut that holds the blade on. Use the spindle lock again for tightening a new blade on the saw.

Sep 10, 2010 | Makita 10" Miter Saw LS1030N

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Can not remove the old blade


1. Unplug the saw.
2. Locate the blade lock button used to lock the motor shaft when changing a blade. For your saw, this button is usually located on the left side of the blade guard somewhere around the motor housing.
3. Push the button while rotating the blade until the button engages and the blade will no longer turn.
4. Use the wrench that came with the saw (or another wrench) to loosen and remove the blade bolt. For your saw the bolt should have standard right hand threads which means you loosen the bolt by turning it counter clock-wise.
5. Remove the old blade and replace it with a new blade of the same mounting type. Some blades have a round through hole and some blades have a diamond through hole.
6. Re-install the blade bolt and tighten clock-wise while holding the blade lock button down.

Oct 03, 2009 | Sears Craftsman 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw...

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How to get blade off


1. Unplug the saw.
2. Locate the blade lock button used to lock the motor shaft when changing a blade. For your saw, this button is usually located on the right side of the blade guard somewhere around the motor housing.
3. Push the button while rotating the blade until the button engages and the blade will no longer turn.
4. Use the wrench that came with the saw (or another wrench) to loosen and remove the blade bolt. For a worm drive saw with the blade to the left of the motor, the bolt should have left hand threads (non-standard) which means you loosen the bolt by turning it clock-wise.

Oct 02, 2009 | Skil HD5825 6-1/2" Worm Drive saw

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How to change blades on an old Ryobi 380mm cut off mitre saw?


most of these saws have a push/lock tab on back side of motor housing that pins the shaft for blade change. if you cant find, use a 4/4 wood block to wedge old blade so you can loosen bolt.. hope this helps....chris

Jun 18, 2009 | Saws

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Solution for "changing blades on a milwaukee miter saw


Have you removed the old blade yet?

The blade lock my be broken off -- it should be a button on top of the motor.

This saw has left hand threads -- turn clockwise to loosen the bolt/nut.

If you can't find the blade lock, lower the saw onto a piece of wood llike a 2x4 to keep the blade from turning.

May 02, 2009 | Milwaukee Tool 10" Magnum Compound Miter...

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Can not change blade out


Push the black latch in towards the blade located behind the hinge assembly this locks your blade into place.

Feb 20, 2009 | Oster Golden A5 2-Speed Universal Motor...

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