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How do I fix a circular saw that runs, but the second it hits wood it stops the blade? The saw was used just a few hours. Looks almost new.

Asked the tool manager at home depot and he didn't know what the problem would be.

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Is the blade loose causing it to slip on the axle when it gets pressure from the wood? You should be able to just tighten the big bolt in the middle of the blade.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Testimonial: "No, the blade stops, no slipping. Thanks"

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    Ethan Marvick Dec 02, 2014

    I have herd of some saws coming with a clutch system to prevent kickback or damage if it gets pinched in the kerf. Try to make sure that the blade is on tight flat and not bent, warped, or installed backwards.



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