Question about Saws
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have went to 3 different sites and cannot find the model number listed on them, I did look at a Ryobi saw and they indicate it is an assembly. but before I did that I would try and removing the gear from the spindle. It is possible that when it spun it put a burr in the parts and you would have to use a little extra effort to remove them I would suggest going to a repair shop and having them press them apart and see what you canfind that way. Sorry I couldn't find more for you
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: I've borrowed a circular saw
you just have to look for little button close to blade, smash it, hold it while you move the blabe till gets stuck then you're ready to loose the blade! hope this help
Posted on Jul 26, 2011
SOURCE: blade stops spinning
It most likely is the gears that are bad. Usually it sounds real bad first and you can hear the grinding gears. Sometimes spindles snap. You might have a hard time buying parts for Craftsman stuff. And often times it might not be worth it. First take the blade and flanges off. Around the spindle there should be screws holding the spindle hub onto the body. Un screw that and take a look inside. (There might be a retaining ring holding that on too)
If you can see broken gears or metal shavings inside, then you'll need new gears. Always replace the two gears that run together as a set. And of course replace the grease so you don't have metal shavings in there.
Posted on Apr 24, 2012
SOURCE: The blade on my Mac Allister circular saw spins on the spindle when not powered. It appears the spindle nut doesn't tighten on to the blade enough. Should there be a washer either side of the blad
Yes, there must be a washer between the blade and the nut. On many saws this washer has a D-shaped hole to match a flat spot on the shaft. The back-side of this washer usually has a recess so that when the bolt or nut is tightened down it presses down on the saw blade, not the end of the shaft. Sometimes these washers are of the beveled spring type. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
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