WENT TO BUY A DW713, AND NOBODY KNEW THE CORRECT
PROCEDURE ON HOW TO CHANGE THE BLADE
I own the dw713 - it a good saw.
To change the blade, first unplug the saw. Bring the blade guard all the way up. When you do you should see a black star drive bolt on the left side of the blade housing, toward the front. This bolt must be loosened far enough to allow the guard to rotate up far enough to expose the bolt holding the blade to the arbor. With the guard out of the way, press in the arbor lock on the motor housing (its a black or gray button) while slowly turning the blade. You should feel the arbor lock engage and the blade no longer turn. The rest of the steps you have to do while holding this button in...an extra set of hands would help about now. Using the wrench that comes with the saw (its mounted at the back, near the dust port), unscrew the arbor bolt. The arbor bolt is reverse threaded to match the blade rotation, so it will be counter-intuitive when screwing/unscrewing this bolt. To unscrew, push the wrench away from you. To replace the blade, just reverse these steps. When putting on a new blade, don't forget to orient the blade teeth in the direction of rotation. Happy cutting!
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May 05, 2011 |